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ECC Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives -

parents, caregivers and educators.

Program History

Early Childhood Connections is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in the summer of 1995 to offer various services that provide support and education to childcare providers, teachers, and parents involved in the care of children.

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Service Area

ECC serves 13 counties in Western South Dakota, including the communities of Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Buffalo, Custer, Hot Springs, Lemmon, Pine Ridge, Kadoka, Martin, Phillip and Dupree.

Stay Up-to-Date with ECC

ECC has a Facebook page that is regularly updated with information on community events, training opportunities, class cancellation information, changes and more. Follow us on Facebook here:

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