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South Dakota Focus: The State of Preschool in South Dakota
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SD Focus host Stephanie Rissler.

Preschool in South Dakota

According to School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD), South Dakota ranks highest in the nation for having all available parents of kids under 6-years old in the labor force -- 76% among a national average of 65 percent.

In response, state administrators instituted the voluntary "Levels of Excellence" tool to assess and improve early childhood education programs.

The following guests join us live for a progress update:

  • Richard Thaler – Executive Director, South Central Child Development, Wagner, SD
  • Carmen Stewart -- Director, Headstart, University of South Dakota,
  • Kevin Nelson -- Principal, Beresford Elementary School

SDPB1: Thursday, January 18, 8pm (7 MT)

Join the conversation! SDPB invites your questions and comments:

TEXT: 956-7372 (956-SDPB)