Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota


Preschoolers Celebrate Week Of The Young Child

Preschool students in the Sioux Falls area are showing the importance of meeting the needs of our youngest citizens. The students and staff from the Southern Hills Preschool Program have planned an exciting week dedicated to honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

Week of the Young Child is April 10-16, 2011. The theme this year is Early Years are Learning Years! The Southern Hills kids have chosen a few fun events to raise awareness during this national celebration week. On Monday, April 11 the week will kick off with a celebration parade at 11:15. The kids will make signs and musical instruments to use in the parade around the school block. Other planned activities include special dress up days and center wide events including a family breakfast. On Tuesday, April 12 parents will show their support of this celebration in their place of business. Kids have made a handprint for their parents to wear to work on this day to remind the community of the importance of quality early education programs. To wrap up the fun week on Friday, April 15 the program will host an ice cream social at 3:00pm.

Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start, and bring lasting benefits to Sioux Falls. Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Southern Hills Preschool or any Lutheran Social Services After-School and Summer Programming can call 605-371-8770 or visit

Last year, more than 56,000 lives were touched through a variety of services offered through LSS statewide. Core services offered by LSS include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, childcare & education programs, disaster response, consumer credit counseling, and residential services for youth, school-based mentoring, refugee and immigration services, rural life ministries, affordable housing, and mental health counseling. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. LSS is a private non-profit social service agency and governed by a statewide Board of Directors. LSS is licensed by the State of South Dakota and accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services. LSS is a United Way agency.

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