Child Care

Pathways to Professional Development

Applying for the Career Lattice

This form is to be used by child care providers, early educators, youth development specialists, trainers, directors, administrators and advocates for young children and families to apply for the Career Lattice.

The Career Lattice provides professional recognition for those who work directly or indirectly with infants, toddlers, preschool children, school-age children and youth. Practitioners can use the Career Lattice to chart a course for their own career development and to receive recognition for their education and professional achievements.

Send your application and information to:

  • South Dakota Department of Social Services
    Division of Child Care Services
    700 Governors Drive
    Pierre, SD 57501