Wounspe Oaye Tokahe Early Head Start/Head Start Program

Our Early Head Start and Head Start centers are located throughout the Pine Ridge Reservation. We have 10 centers located in the following communities: Allen, Kyle, Manderson, Martin, Oglala, Porcupine, Pine Ridge, Wakpamni, Wanblee and Wounded Knee.There are 22 Head Start classrooms and 9 Early Head Start classrooms. Our Early Head Start program also includes a prenatal program. We serve 591 Early Head Start and Head Start students and prenatal applicants.Our Early Head Start classrooms serve children birth to 3 years of age. Our Head Start program serve students who are 3 to 5 years of age. We encourage all families to apply for our program.

Who is eligible for the Head Start/Early Head Start Program?

  • Pregnant women and children ages Birth-5 who family income meets federal income guidelines
  • Children with disabilities
  • Foster Children
  • Children whose families are homeless, or
  • Children of families exceeding these guidelines may be eligible based on specific needs

Please Bring the Following When Enrolling You Child

  • Verification of your family's income for the past 12 months, including child support, unemployment, college grants/scholarships, SSI and TANF
  • Proof of your child's immunization records
  • Documentation to verify your child's date of birth
  • Medicaid/Medicare or Private Insurance Card (if applicable)
  • Diagnosed Disability Documentation (if applicable)

Head Start Application Forms

Head Start/Early Head Start student application pdf

Prenatals doc |pdf

Employment doc | pdf

Contact Us

P.O. Box 490
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752
Phone: 605-455-6125
Fax: 605-455-6116
Email: tlonehill@olc.edu