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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Center-Based

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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Home-Based

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.

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C̣aƞṡayapi Education Plan: 2023-2034

February 12, 2024

This LSIC 10-Year Education Plan includes objectives, strategies, activities, and a timeline for these three priorities, serving as a working guide for the Education Department and Planning Departments and providing direction for the Nation’s Education Committee and LSIC tribal leadership. In addition, […]

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