Military Access to Quality Family Child Care Final Legislation
South Dakota law does not regulate child care facilities with 12 or fewer children meaning that Military Family Child Care Providers will not need a state-specific license. South Dakota law states:
26-6-14.1. Family day care defined--Number of children allowed.
For the purposes of this chapter, family day care means providing care and supervision of children from more than one unrelated family, in a family home, on a regular basis for part of a day as a supplement to regular parental care, without transfer of legal custody or placement for adoption, paid for directly or indirectly out of public funds. A family day care home may not be registered for care and supervision of more than twelve children at any one time including children under the age of six living in the home.