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The South Dakota departments of Education and Social Services are conducting a study to assist the state in understanding the current landscape of preschool education (for children ages 3-5) in South Dakota. You are invited to share information at a listening session about the preschool opportunities currently available to families across the state.
Who: Parents of children ages 3-5 or soon to be 3-5, preschool teachers, administrators, business partners, and community members with information to share about preschool where they live.

What: Participate in a 45-min listening session at any of 5 locations.
Brookings: March 6, 6:30 p.m. (Central Time), Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd St, Brookings, SD 57006
Aberdeen: March 7, 6:30 p.m. (Central Time), Aberdeen Family YMCA, 5 South State Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Rapid City: March 8, 6:30 p.m. (Mountain Time), YMCA of Rapid City, 625 9th St. Rapid City SD 57701
Sioux Falls: March 8, 6:30 p.m. (Central Time), EmBe, 300 W. 11th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Chamberlain: March 9, 6:30 p.m. (Central Time), Armory, 202 East Kellam Ave, Chamberlain, SD 57325

Can’t attend in person? Sign-up for one of our virtual listening sessions.
March 15, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. (Central Time)
March 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Accommodation may be available if requested at least 10 days prior to the meeting date above. To inquire about accommodation needs, please contact Childcare will not be provided; however, children are welcome to attend with their parents. In the event of inclement weather, please check local TV
and social media. If the local public schools are closed the listening session will not occur and an alternative means to participate will be announced later.