South Dakota

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Child care licensing minimally requires a director to have a CDA and 20 clock hours of annual training.  Elementary principals must have a Master’s degree in education and at least one year of teaching experience, and pre-K certification is available; however neither pre-K content nor experience are required. South Dakota does not have a director credential, QRIS, or state pre-K program. There are no early childhood leadership degree programs or leadership academies.

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