In South Dakota, there is no state-supported pre-school.
Because pre-school is expensive, for the 50% of families living in poverty in the Sioux Falls School District, their child likely won’t have this opportunity. We proudly support the Hope Coalition, which scholarships lowincome kids into pre-school, and raised $250,000 for them. But, thousands of kids are still left out. This is why we are strong advocates for state supported pre-school. Giving kids the right start in life is so critical.
In March of 2022, we had the opportunity to co-sponsor the showing of the important documentary “Starting at Zero” which provides
so much evidence why pre-school is so important.