Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

We remove obstacles to help children attain their fullest potential.


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Give Your Child a Head Start

Head Start, a federally funded program, provides education, development, nutrition and health services to families with young children ages three to five at no cost to the participants. We enable children and families to identify and remove obstacles that keep them from attaining their fullest potential as self-assured, self-sufficient individuals and families through:

  • Individualized learning
  • Vision, hearing, and developmental screenings
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health services
  • Parent education
  • Community resource information

Early Childhood Services


Teaching with curriculum that encompasses all aspects of a child’s development and learning. 


Promoting physical and mental health through routine health checks and emotional development.


Improving a child’s well-being with healthy, well-balanced meals and a variety of new foods to experience.

Apply for Head Start

Children must be age 3 or 4 by September 1st to be eligible to apply.

Information for Families

Access quick link information for what is happening at NESD Head Start along with resources and answers for anything related to your child’s health and education.

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Find out what’s for breakfast, lunch and snack.



View a list of important dates at Head Start.


Discover useful tools and information.

Father Times

Newsletter for father-figures of young children.

Family Information Book

Guide for parents and caregivers on what to expect.


Valuable information for each community.

Our Seven Locations

Northeast South Dakota Head Start has quality programs and office locations in Aberdeen (1), Huron (2), Leola (3), Mobridge (4), Redfield (5), Sisseton (6) and Webster (7).

Northeast South Dakota Head Start