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.

Belief Statement/
Core Values

We believe in and celebrate the family through our direct and consistent involvement with the parent and child, our belief that parents are the primary educators of their child(ren), and that we are all learning together. We are supporting self-esteem, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development for both child(ren) and the parents

Head Start/
Early Head Start

Head Start centers are located in Hughes and Jones County. Head Start home based services are provided in Mellette, Hyde, Stanley and Sully Counties. Early Head Start home based services are provided in Hughes, Hyde, Jones, Stanley, Sully, and Mellette County. OCDC serves approximately 27% of the eligible population.


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-Thurs 8:00 - 4:00
Friday: 8:00 - 3:00

Pierre Center Base Class Hours Mon - Thurs

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

HS Jones County Class Hours

AM Classes 8:15 - 11:45 Mon through Thurs