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Hood Magazine's Preschool Directory

Mar 31, 2020 ● By The Hood Magazine

When it's time to start looking for resources for your child to head to preschool, the Sioux Empire has many amazing choices! Take your time and research the qualities that are important to your family. Take a tour and ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable that you are making the best choice possible. 


Abiding Savior Academy and Preschool 

Location: 4100 S. Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls 

Phone: 605-371-3800 

Price: $115/month-Age 3, $155/month-Ages 3-5, $250/month Junior Kindergarten  

Schedule: Age 3 for TTH (9:00 am-11:30 am or 12:30 pm-3:00 pm), Age 4-5 for MWF (9:00 am - 11:30 am or 12:30 pm-3:00 pm), Junior Kindergarten, M-F (8:00 am-11:30 am) 

Description: Our mission is to prepare children for learning in a safe, Christian environment. We share the message of salvation through Christ and teach them in a way consistent with Christ’s Word. We provide a caring environment and in us you will find a loving start to your child's educational experience. 


Apple Tree Learning Centers 

Locations:  Apple Tree East (3309 East 26th Street), Apple Tree West (6400 West 43rd Street), Apple Tree North (700 North Sycamore), Apple Tree Valhalla (4101 Valhalla Blvd) 

Phone: Apple Tree East 605-339-9571, Apple Tree West 605-361-9875, Apple Tree North 605-332-5581, Apple Tree Valhalla 605-361-7746 
Price: $176.00/week, (Please call for part-time rates and availability) 

Schedule: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, M-F  

Description:  Our mission is to provide exceptional care, nurture and age-appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ-centered worldview. Our centers hold preschool activities throughout the entire day. Our lesson plans are created following the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines and the Funshine curriculum. Our tuition prices include wrap-around care for the entire day. The children are provided with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Please feel free to stop by any time for a tour or call and we can help by answering any of your questions. 



Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools 

Locations: Preschool options are offered at our 6 elementary schools.   

Phone: 605-575-3358 

Price: Varies based on days attending  

Schedule: Half Day and Full Day M-F 

Description: The preschool program at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools is designed to nurture student growth and development through play-based academics in a faith-filled learning environment. Our classes will help your child get ready for Kindergarten. We offer 3, 4 and 5-year-old options at all six of our elementary schools. Enroll NOW! Space is limited!  


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire 

Locations: 57th Street Learning Center (5015 S Crossing Place), Empower Campus (2001 E 8th Street) 

Phone: 605-338- 8061 

Price: Varies based on days attending 

Schedule: Half Day and Full Day M-F 

Description: Parents choose Early Learning Academy because it is quality, affordable childcare close to home. Giving children a safe & nurturing environment that stimulates them emotionally, academically, physically and intellectually is a driving force behind everything we do. Children will be led by qualified individuals that have a passion for serving children. Daily activities and curriculum are age appropriate. They are structured to engage and challenge children at all levels of development. Striving to nurture, educate and enrich is our mission.   

Central Preschool & Kindergarten 

Location: 3100 W. Ralph Rogers Rd, Sioux Falls  

Phone: 605-336-2303 

Price: Varies based on days attending 

Schedule: Preschool - 1 to 5 half-days a week for ages 2.5, 3, 4 and 5. Kindergarten – 5-day mornings with an optional afternoon enrichment program. 

Description: Our mission is to provide quality education in a caring, Christian environment. 

We offer certified head teachers and extended care and summer fun programs, and indoor gym and an outdoor playground 


Compassion Preschool 

Location: First Evangelical Free Church, 2601 W. 69th St, Sioux Falls  

Phone: 605-610-8437 

Price: $125/month for age 4-5; $95/month for age 3 

Times: Age 4-5 for MWF (8:45 am-11:15 am or 12:15 pm-2:45 pm), Age 3 for TTH (8:45 am-11:15 am

Description:  Compassion Preschool focuses on your child’s academic, emotional, social and spiritual development. Lesson plans will incorporate Christian teaching and seek to prepare children for Kindergarten through the use of the Frogstreet Curriculum. Frogstreet is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that integrates sequenced instruction across all developmental domains and is aligned to Head Start Early Learning Framework.  


Discovery Learning Center 

Location:  Discovery Learning Center- West (3314 S. Valley View Rd.),  
Discovery Learning Center- South (5310 S. Broadband Lane) 

Phone: Discovery Learning Center- West 605-274-2475, Discovery Learning Center- South 605-376-8273 

Price: Varies based on days attending and age 
Schedule: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, M-F- Full-time and Part-time  
Description:  We feel every child matters and every child learns differently so we teach in various ways. Their self-esteem is of utmost priority.  Discovery's theory is to teach all ages with thematic units. It is the core of learning here at Discovery. We feel children learn through hands on experiences and play. Each week, we have a new theme where we integrate math, language arts, science, and social studies through themes making learning fun and new every week.  


Gloria Dei Preschool 

Location: 5500 E 57th St, Sioux Falls  

Phone: 605-371-3737 

Price: $115/month for 2 days, $150/month for 3 days, $180/month for 4 days, $195/month for 5 days 

Schedule: 9:00 am - 11:30 am for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week  

Description: Gloria Dei Preschool is a Christ-centered, part day (September through May) program for children three years to pre-kindergarten age. Here children have opportunities to grow and learn using developmentally appropriate activities in a loving, nurturing environment. 


Graham Academy Preschool 

Location: Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls 

Phone: 605-367-7397 ext. 2350 

Price: $175-$330/month  

Schedule: Part Time, MWF, TTH, M-TH (9:00 am- 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 

Description: The Graham Academy Preschool curriculum stimulates exploration and encourages problem-solving skills, creativity, social and emotional growth coupled with opportunities to interact with Kirby Science Discovery Center exhibits, Visual Arts Center exhibitions and performing arts programming. Our preschoolers develop through experiential learning. Their teachers accept them as individuals and encourage each child to progress at his or her own pace, laying the foundations for language, beginning academic skills and social skills. 


Sioux Falls Lutheran Preschool 

Location: 6715 South Boe Lane, Sioux Falls (new location)  

Phone: 605-335-1923  
Price: Varies based on days attending and age 

Schedule: 8:00 am-11:15 am, half-days; 8:00 am-3:15 pm, full-days; 6:45 am-8:00 am and 3:15 pm-6:00 pm, before/after school care 
Description: SFLS is committed to providing a high-quality learning environment where play-based academics and the love of Christ are intertwined in equipping children to be World Ready, Faith Secure. We offer customizable scheduling options for children ages three and up, and half or full-day classes for 2-year-olds.   


Spirit of Joy Preschool


Location: 2208 W. LaQuinta Street, Sioux Falls  

Phone: 605-333-2004 

Price: $140/month for TTH, $180/month for MWF, $205/month for M-TH 

Schedule: 8:00 am-12:00 pm (MWF, TTH, M-TH) 

Description: Spirit of Joy Preschool is a caring community serving children ages 3-5. Children will acquire a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of learning. Our preschool nurtures spiritual, academic, and social growth through play-based curriculum. Unique learning opportunities include a daily music-based learning program and vast outdoor flower and vegetable gardens. Children are valued as individuals and learn to care about others. All are welcome.  


Trinity Lutheran Preschool 

Location: 335 W 1st St, Tea 

Phone: 605-498-2343 

Price: $115/month for TTH, $140/month for T-TH 

Schedule: Ages 3-5 TTH and Ages 4-5 T-TH  

Description: At Trinity Preschool, we have a vision to develop a future generation of disciples of Christ who, above all else, love God and one another. We believe that although children develop through a generally predictable sequence of steps and milestones, they may not proceed through these steps in the same way or at the same time. Thus, our goal is to provide opportunities for children to grow and develop at their own pace through play and exploration.  Enrollment is now open.