Who should apply for Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five program?      

  • Prenatal to preschool age children: 
  1. Early Head Start Services are for prenatal to children under 3 on Sept. 1st of the new program year. 
  2. Head Start Services are for children between the age of 3 years and under the age of 5 on Sept. 1st of the new program year.
  • Children with disabilities:
  1. We encourage families with children of any disability to apply.  We work closely with other providers to ensure complete service.
  • Families of all income levels: 
  1. All families are encouraged to apply, even though it is an income based program


How to enroll with Badlands Head Start:  Prenatal to Five?

  • Fill out an application: 
  1. When applying please bring verification of age and the last 12 months family income.  


Where does Badlands Head Start:  Prenatal to Five provide services?

  • Center-based: We have Head Start Centers in Lemmon, Bison, and Belle Fourche
    • Belle Fourche Center:     605.892.3303
    • Bison Center:                   605.244.5500
    • Lemmon Center:              605.374.3134
      • Badlands Head Start does not provide transportation to any of our centers.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Home Based Services for Head Start and Early Head Start:
    • Butte County- Head Start and Early Head Start
      • (Belle Fourche Office-605.723.8837)  (Newell Office-605.456.1370)
    • Perkins County- Early Head Start
      • Bison Office - 605.244.5500
    • Harding County- Head Start 
      • Buffalo Office-605.375.3179


To get information on any of Badlands Head Start sites you may call or email our main office in Belle Fourche:


Belle Fourche Office  605.723.8837
Toll Free 800.598.5859
Belle Fourche Fax 605.723.8834
Contact Email ckeith@badlandshs.org
Website badlandshs.org 
Policy Council
Employment Opportunities

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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