Day Care Providers
Definition per Health Department and City Ordinance 92.170:
- Family Day Care Home means a dwelling, occupied as a residence by the care provider, in which family-like care is given to not more than 12 children including the provider's own children who are under the age of six years, for any part of the 24-hour day, for compensation, whether paid directly or indirectly.
Definitions of Types of Day Cares from the Zoning Department:
- Day Care: The providing of care and supervision of children/adults as a supplement to regular parental/home care, without transfer of legal custody or placement for adoption, with or without compensation, on a regular basis for a part of a day.
- Day Care, Home: Care is provided in a dwelling and the number of persons cared for is limited to a maximum of six adults or six children under the age of 14 years. Included in the number of children are the provider's own children six years and under. The dwelling shall be used as the principal use, and the day care use be accessory.
- Day Care, Family: Care is provided in a dwelling. The number of persons cared for is seven to 12 adults or children under the age of 14 years including the provider's own children six years and under. The dwelling shall be used as the principal use, and the day care use be accessory.
- Day Care, Center: A facility used for providing adult or child day care, and is limited in number over 12 by the square footage of useable space available. The ratio is 35 square feet per person indoors and 50 square feet per person outdoors.
Get help finding child care providers at the Child Care Helpline.
Find child care assistance through the SD Department of Social Services.
Request child care provider options through Helpline's Child Care Intake Form.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.