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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

South Dakota

Models implemented in South Dakota included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 16 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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10% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

41% No high school diploma

Child Age

34% <1 year

59% 1-2 years

7% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

80% Public

9% Private

10% None

Primary Language

88% English

6% Spanish

6% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Dakota, there were 55,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 71,300 children.

71,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 71,300 children who could benefit —

55,700 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in South Dakota who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 22%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 21%

Of the 55,700 families who could benefit —

48% of families met one or more priority criteria

19% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.