• Oahe Child Development Center offers local resources and services for parents and children
  • We offer Preschool and Head Start support for children as well as in-home services
  • OCDC serves parents and children in Hughes, Stanley, Sully, Jones, and Mellette counties
  • We offer developmental services to Preshool and Head Start children and their parents

Vision Statements

Oahe Child Development Center recognizes and celebrates the family through its direct and consistent involvement with the parent and child. We strongly believe parents are the primary educators of their child(ren) and the staff will support the belief that we are all learning together. This program will focus on developing self-esteem for the total family, including physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development for both the children and the parents.

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Head Start / Early Head Start

Head Start centers are located in Hughes and Jones County. Head Start home based services are provided in Hyde, Stanley and Sully Counties. Early Head Start home based services are provided in Hughes, Hyde, Jones, Stanley, and Sully County.



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Oahe Child Development Center building

Welcome to Oahe Child Development Center

Administrative Offices

P.O. Box 907
2307 E. Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501


Phone: (605) 224-6603
FAX: (605) 224-0850

Summer Office Hours

Mon-Thur: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pierre Center Base Class Hours

Mon-Thur : AM Classes: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon-Thur: PM Classes: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mon-Thur (usually every other Fri): Classes: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

HS Jones County Class Hours

Mon-Thur: AM Classes 8:15 am - 11:45 am