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2023 Yearbook

South Dakota

Models implemented in South Dakota included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 17 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 3,528 virtual visits
families served
children served


10% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

31% No high school diploma

Child Age

27% <1 year

56% 1-2 years

17% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

87% Public

8% Private

6% None

Primary Language

88% English

6% Spanish

5% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Dakota, there were 53,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 70,700 children.

70,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 70,700 children who could benefit —

53,100 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 priority criteria:

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

Of the 53,100 families who could benefit —

48% of families met one or more priority criteria

17% 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. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, Family Spirit, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.