What You Can Do
Did you know that Sinte Gleska University has an affordable daycare program for children of students and staff?
Children between the ages of six months and eight years old can learn and play at the daycare building Monday through Thursday from 8 am til 5 pm. The day is varied and interesting, broken up with activities like games, art, storytelling and reading, outdoor play and even child specific learning goals. The kids get a regular rest time, and also a nutritious lunch and snacks.
The director Jamie Star Chief is well qualified with a BA degree in early childhood development. Her assistants, Rene Reifel and Kylee Swalley are currently working on education degrees. The atmosphere is a happy one, with young children learning how to interact and cooperate with others, and benefiting from one-on- one with the teachers. The rooms are clean, cheerful and safe.
The cost of childcare is two dollars an hour for both staff and students. The facility is located on the north side of the library campus, behind the greenhouse. Daycare is in session from 8 am to 5 pm on days the college is having classes.
For more information call 856-8100, and ask for Jamie Star Chief.
What You Can Do
Did you know that Sinte Gleska University students who are certified to do taxes will do your taxes, free?
Business students can enroll in courses which lead to certification in tax preparation. These students are then eligible to be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. You can save two hundred dollars or more by utilizing their services, while they gain experience. The program is directed and overseen by the SGU Business Department Chair, Maureece Heinert.
Make an appointment and come in for assistance, or, become a business major and learn to do the taxes yourself. Then you will be able to assist family and community members, and you can also be employable in that much needed field.
For more information, call (605) 856-8100 and ask for the Business Education Department for further information.
Maggie MacKichan has been director of the Great Plains Art Institute at Sinte Gleska University for the past thirty-two years.