Early Childhood



Program is funded under Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part C & B (Birth through Five)and is under direct supervision of the Tribal Secretary.
Our main responsibility is to locate children birth to five years of age who are suspected of having developmental delays or mental/and or physical disabilities and to provide early intervention services. We believe early intervention is the key to a healthy child.The Early Childhood Intervention Program is committed to providing parents opportunities
to help their children through proper care and education, reach their full potential.

Contact Information:

Tribal Administration Building – Quadrant D, 12554 BIA HWY 711, Agency Village, SD 57262


605.698.4400 or 877.721.5198




PO Box 509, Agency Village, Sd 57262

Program Information:
Program Manager:

Charnelle Gill

Service Hours:

8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

Service Area:

All areas within the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation

Eligibility Requirements:

Screen all children birth to five years of age that reside on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation.

Intake Form Download

Updated Intake Form

Brief Summary of Services:

Locating children for screening with home visitations, advertising, and referrals from local agencies serving the children of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.
Screening children for developmental delay’s by Ages & Stages and Denver II methods.
Referring children requiring further evaluation to appropriate agencies.
Provide parent training, educational materials, monetary and transportation assistance.
Providing intervention services to children with special needs at the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and by home visitation.

Program Events:

Parent Support Group Meetings, Workshops, Health Fairs.