Early Childhood and Dakota Language

Aƞpetu iyohi wówauƞṡida, daḳota wic̣oḣaƞ, waḳaƞyeża canteya yuha mauƞnipi kiƞhaƞ waṡaguƞki’iciyapte

Our compassion, our Dakota ways, and our love for our children,
that’s what keeps us strong. 

Our Mission

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To raise the next generation of Dakota Language Speakers and to promote school readiness by enhancing the social, emotional and cognitive development of the most at risk children.

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Because birth to 5 is the time of developing an identity and a sense of self, it is essential that American Indian Head Start programs give children positive, rich, comprehensive, and affirming educational experiences grounded in the unique culture and language of the children.

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Comprehensive services are provided weekly within the family's own home and embraces the parent-child relationship. Family support and services provide resources, monitor child development and so much more!

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Expectant Families

The Expectant Families Program is a comprehensive program to help eligible pregnant women receive the many services needed for a healthy pregnancy.


Learn the Dakota Language online. Enroll in our online courses today.

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News & Events

Winter Weather Gear Notice

December 6, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians: Per our guidelines, we are required to go outside if the weather is not freezing temperatures. Please bring coats, hats, gloves, snow pants, and boots for your child for us to play in the snow!   Please find […]

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Weather Inclement Information Notice

December 6, 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian: No matter how much I hope we don’t, I think that we are going to have severe weather this winter. Based on the assumption that cold temperatures, high winds and heavy snow will come eventually this […]

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