Child Care

Out-of-School Time Care

OST Support Staff

If you are interested in starting an OST program you should contact the OST support specialist or a regional licensing specialist for your county.

Resources Provided

Licensing workers and support specialists provide the following services for OST Programs:
  • Information, assistance and guidance for schools and community groups interested in creating OST programs.
  • Facilitation of community planning meetings.
  • On-site technical assistance on issues such as child behavior, staffing, program planning, licensing and financial management.
  • Telephone consultation for OST professionals, school officials, and parents.
  • Resource lending libraries with professional resources, information, publications, and theme units or equipment for OST programming.
  • OST classes or workshops on issues such as discipline, child temperament, safety, space limitations, program activities, communication and team building.
  • Ongoing quality improvement support; including special help for programs wanting to become nationally accredited.

If you currently operate an OST Program, please use the map and contact information information below. OST support specialists can provide technical assistance, along with resource and training information for your program.

  • Region 1
    Early Childhood Connections
    809 South Street, Suite 304
    Rapid City, SD  57701
    342-6464 or 1-888-999-7759
  • Region 2
    Early Childhood Training Network
    124 East Dakota Ave.
    Pierre, SD 57501
    773-4755 or 1-866-206-8206
  • Region 3
    Sanford Children's CHILD Services
    3015 3rd AVE SE, Suite 201
    Aberdeen, SD 57401
    262-8505 or 1-800-982-6404
  • Region 4
    Family Resource Network
    HDCFS Dept. Box 2218
    Brookings, SD  57007
    688-5730 or 1-800-354-8238
  • Region 5
    Sanford Children's CHILD Services
    1115 W. 41st Street
    Sioux Falls, SD  57106
    333-0698 or 1-800-235-5923-press 4