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2021 Sioux Falls Area Preschool Directory

Apr 08, 2021 ● By The Hood Magazine

Are you thinking about preschool for your little one next fall? Below, we have a list of local preschools for you to look at and reach out to. Don’t wait too long, though! Preschools do fill up quickly.

Apple Tree Learning Centers 

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. 

Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools 

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 

Parents choose Early Learning Academy because it is quality, affordable childcare close to home. Giving children a safe and 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. 

Central Preschool & Kindergarten

Our mission is to provide quality education in a caring, Christian environment. We offer certified headteachers, extended care and summer fun programs, an indoor gym, and an outdoor playground. We offer preschool—one to five half days a week for ages 2.5, 3, and 4, and kindergarten —5 days a week in the mornings with an optional afternoon enrichment program.

Compassion Preschool

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. We offer a 3-year-old class for $95/month on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45a.m.-11:15a.m. We also offer a 4-5-year-old class for $125/month on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:45a.m.-11:15a.m.  

Discovery Learning Center 

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.

Graham Academy Preschool

The Graham Academy Preschool at the Washington Pavilion provides unique educational experiences to enhance student learning through art and science. Our preschool provides a program for the whole child – incorporating social, emotional, fine and gross motor skills, literacy and logical/mathematic learning, and creative development in a caring, play-based classroom.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Prairie Hills

Anticipated opening of March 2022. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy provides a secure, nurturing, and educational environment. Kids ‘R’ Kids provides opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually by playing, exploring, and learning with others. Family-owned, Kids ‘R’ Kids welcomes family involvement and encourages a family-teacher approach where the needs of every child comes first.

Little Wings Preschool

Little Wings offers morning and afternoon classes for 3–6-year-olds. We focus on social and emotional skills, learning through hands-on experiences, and making class fun! We make learning unique with experiments, out-of-the-box thinking, and lots of love! Our small class sizes benefit individual learning as well!

PlayCare Preschool

It is our goal to provide an educational, play-based care in which we strive to spark imagination, curiosity, and creativity. By using natural elements of play and incorporating our educational techniques, our program is unlike any other.

Spirit of Joy Preschool

A caring, Christian community serving children ages 3-5. Children acquire skills for a lifetime of learning—nurturing spiritual, academic, and social growth through active, hands-on curriculum. Unique learning opportunities include a daily music program and beautiful outdoor spaces. We would love to meet YOU! All are welcome!

Sioux Falls Christian School

The Early Childhood Program at SFC offers Discovery-Based Learning, an educational model that maximizes child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. This model fosters higher-level thinking and increased cognitive, math, and language skills. Integrated with the teaching of God's Story, the Early Childhood Program helps ignite a child's sense of discovery and wonder as they engage in multi-sensory learning. 

Sioux Falls Lutheran Preschool 

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. Since 1977, our early childhood educators have shepherded over 5,000 young minds to know Jesus and have laid foundational skills to help them excel academically.