Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles

South Dakota

Models implemented in South Dakota included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 19 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 2,092 virtual visits
families served
children served


14% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

26% No high school diploma

Child Age

38% <1 year

56% 1-2 years

6% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

85% Public

6% Private

8% None

Primary Language

90% English

7% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Dakota, there were 50,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 68,800 children.

68,800 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 68,800 children who could benefit —

50,600 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 19%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 21%

Of the 50,600 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS did not report home visits. Data for child insurance status were not included. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.