YFS Rapid City Prenatal to Five Head Start

Who We Are

YFS Rapid City Head Start provides social competency and school readiness activities in a preschool environment. Rapid City Head Start teachers work with children and their families to develop their skills and set individual goals for each child. Curriculum and activities are carefully designed to be fun and developmentally appropriate. Children learn social skills such as problem solving and teamwork in a classroom setting, boosting their self-confidence and preparing them for a lifetime of learning.

In addition to the educational services provided, Rapid City Head Start also offers screening and developmental testing, transportation, services for children with disabilities and their families, resources for family-oriented counseling, educational opportunities for parents, family literacy, alcohol and drug dependency prevention, health and dental screenings.

Rapid City Head Start recognizes the parent as the child’s primary educator, nurturer and advocate. Parent involvement is the strength of Head Start and parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education and growth.