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Hotlines

Bright Start: (800) 227- 3020
South Dakota's early childhood program provides information and support to parents and caregivers.

Child Care Aware: (800) 424-2246
Provides information on types of care, links to state licensing and resource & referral agencies, and provides helpful parent tools and resources, including an online newsletter.

Childhelp National Abuse Hotline: (800) 422-4453
Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, advice and referrals from counselors 24 hours a day for parents who have questions or emergencies.

Gerber Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Resources Center (800) 443-7237
Experts available 24/7 offer advice about feeding and nutrition.  Nutrition booklets, developmental and other information are available to parents for free.

Parents Action for Children: (888) 447-3400
Information about the importance the prenatal period through the first early years plays in a child’s healthy brain development.  Booklets and DVDs of the acclaimed ‘I Am Your Child’ series is available for purchase in both English and Spanish.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: (800) 695-0285
Information and referrals for all types of disabilities, from birth to age 22.

South Dakota Department of Social Services Office of Child Care Services: (800) 227-3020
Information about child care assistance eligibility.

South Dakota Parent Information and Resource Center: (800) 219-6247
Provides information & links to resources to support parental involvement in the education and development of their children.

South Dakota Parent Connection: (800) 640-4553
Information about disabilities and other resources.

Sanford Poison Center: (800) 222-1222
The Sanford Poison Center (Hennepin Co., Minnesota) is designated by the South Dakota Department of Health to provide emergency poison management and poison prevention information to the citizens of the State of South Dakota.

Resources for Families: 800-305-3064
Information on local Birth to 3 Connections programs and other state and community resources for the entire family.

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