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South Dakota & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in South Dakota?

Yes! Lillio Academy aligns with the required training categories and can be counted as DSS credit hours towards South Dakota Pathways to Professional Development. 

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate! 

South Dakota Training Requirements:

In accordance with 67:42:10:06., all providers in the state of South Dakota are required to complete 20 hours of professional development annually. Each program must implement a written training plan. The number of training hours required of staff who are not full-time employees should be proportionate to the number of hours worked. 

Training must be obtained in the following areas: 

  • Child growth and development

  • Detecting and reporting child abuse and neglect

  • Guidance and behavior management

  • Food handling techniques

  • Identification and prevention of communicable diseases

  • Program health and safety

  • Nutrition for children

  • Program management and regulation

  • Communication and relations with staff

  • Cultural diversity

  •  Learning environments

  • Age-appropriate activities and planning

  • Professionalism

  • Partnerships with parents

  • Inclusion of all children

  • Basic first aid

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. The South Dakota licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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