Must be at least 18 years old and have a bachelor’s in fields of education or human development and at least 2 years experience in child care; or a bachelor’s in elementary education and at least 2 years experience in child care; or a bachelor’s in elementary education if working only with school-age children; or a bachelor’s in early childhood education; or and associate’s in early childhood development; or certification as a Child Development Associate; or certification in Montessori teacher training program and at least 1 year experience in a Montessori school or child care setting; or a child development technician diploma; or at least 5 years supervised experience in a child care center; or a prekindergarten teacher endorsement.
|Age Range||Ratio For Child Care Centers|
|Toddlers (up to 3 years)||(1:5)|
|Preschool (3 – 6 years)||(1:10)|
|Mixed age group||according to number in each group|
|Age Range||Ratio For Family Child Care|
|All ages||(1:12)[with no more than 4 children under the age of 2 years and no more than 2 of those 4 can be under the age of 1; provider’s children under the age of 6 must be counted]|
Department of Social Services
Child Care Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Web site: http://www.state.sd.us/social/CCS/CCShome.htm
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