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South Dakota does not have an official process to approve training. Courses offered by ChildCareEd may be accepted by the South Dakota Department of Social Services, Child Care Services Office, to meet annual in-service training requirements for those working in child care centers, group family child care homes, and before and after school care centers. This includes directors, teachers, providers, caregivers, child care workers, assistant child care workers, site coordinators, site assistants, and assistants.

Child care centers

Director/teacher training requirements:

Annual training requirements for all those working in a child care center:

  • 20 hours

Before-and after school child care centers 

Director/center operator training requirements:

Annual training requirements for all those working in before- and after-school child care centers:

  • 10 hours

Group family child care homes

Provider training requirements:

Annual training requirements for all those working in group family child care homes:

  • 10 hours 

Thinking about opening a child care center in South Dakota?  For more information about opening a daycare or home child care center in South Dakota, contact your state licensing office (information listed below). The office will be able to provide you with advice on South Dakota's requirements, rules, and regulations.

South Dakota Department of Social Services

700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone Number: (605)773-4766 OR (800)227-3020

Child Care Licensing Website: https://dss.sd.gov/childcare/licensing/

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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