Center-Based Program

“Language and culture tell children where they came from and who they are. 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.”  - Office of Head Start

The Center-Based Program is for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, 5 days of curriculum a week at the school, wrap around services.

Services Provided

  • Dakota Iapi
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Developmental Screeners
  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack
  • Monthly Wouƞspe Educational or Cultural Events for Parent, Family, Community Engagement
  • Tuesday and Thursday Parent Dakota Iapi Classes

Early Learning Outcomes

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognition
  • Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development

Areas of Development

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Overall Health


Center Based Classroom - Age Groups

“Hello, I am Britany Nelson, mother of 7 awesome children, I am the Center Supervisor.  Our center-based program will be for children ages 6 weeks-5 years.  We will be using an evidence-based curriculum to make sure children are reaching their milestones in all 5 domains of child development.  We will ensure that children are school ready when they leave our program to enter kindergarten.  We will also be teaching the children Dakota language with the goal of being a full immersion program.  The center-based program will have monthly parent meetings and will offer opportunities for our parents to attend Dakota language classes so that they may learn the language with their children.”

~Britany Nelson, Center Supervisor

Britany - Center-based LSCWOO Employee

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