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2022 Sioux Falls Area Education Guide

Apr 18, 2022 ● By The Hood Magazine

Welcome to our all-new Education Directory. Learning starts at daycare, is enhanced at preschool, and continues through private school and tutoring. Children in our community are fortunate to have many diverse educational opportunities to explore and grow in their learning.  


Kids 'R' Kids of Prairie Hills 


At KRK, children are "Hugged First, Then Taught." Our proprietary and research-based curriculum paired with our highly trained team provides an environment for your child to be successful, healthy, and happy. Our mix of safe surroundings, loving interactions, and play-based curriculum activities propels us beyond the standard concept of “daycare.” 

Sioux Falls Family YMCA


Sioux Falls YMCA Afterschool Programs serve middle school and elementary age students in and around the Sioux Falls area. Middle school sites include all Sioux Falls Public Middle Schools. Elementary programs serve: Sioux Falls-Discovery, Sonia Sotomayor, Laura Wilder, J.F.K., R.F. Pettigrew and Oscar Howe; Hartford/Humbolt-West Central Elementary; Baltic-Baltic Elementary. 

Creator's Kids


Exceptional Care through Exceptional Teachers! PT and FT Preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs are available ages 2-6 yrs, FT childcare ages 0-2 yrs. Small classrooms sizes, low teacher/student ratios, qualified and experienced teachers. More personalized care, broadened education, better nutrition, Christian principles. Indoor splash pad, large outdoor play area!  


Little Wings Preschool 


We focus on building kind, independent, and confident kids! Offering preschool, pre-k, and extended care in an all-new location! Come enjoy our indoor sensory gym, nature-based classrooms, and more!  

Kids 'R' Kids of Prairie Hills


At KRK, children are "Hugged First, Then Taught." Our proprietary, research-based Fast Track curriculum for preschool is nationally recognized by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and paired with our highly trained staff provides the perfect environment for your child to be successful, healthy, and happy.  



Our childcare programs facilitate each child’s social, physical, and intellectual development, setting them up for lifelong success. EmBe’s childcare centers offer a safe space for your children to grow. Whether you choose the traditional preschool curriculum, Spanish Immersion, or KinderCollege, EmBe will meet each student right where they're at.  

Trinity Lutheran Preschool


Want a faith-based Preschool that's super fun? Our preschool is a Christ-centered, play based learning program. Our learning outcomes will enhance a child’s spiritual, social-emotional, physical, and intellectual development. We offer two classes: T/TH is for 3- & 4-year olds. M/W/F is for PreK 4- & 5-year olds.  

United Childcare and Preschool


We desire to assist families in providing their children quality education, a sense of community and passion for purpose! Our faith-based centers offer an environment of unconditional love. Our rates are affordable. Our teachers are dedicated and experienced. Our class sizes are small. Our commitment to excellence is huge!  

Gan Early Learning Center 


Gan, a boutique, in-home preschool, unites children, teachers, and family in a positive and constructive experience. Our Jewish values drive the curriculum, environment, and school culture. We model and encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence, and responsibility. Our preschool offers full time and part time options to suit many family’s needs. 

Discovery Learning Center 


Every child matters and every child learns differently, so we teach in various ways to boost their self-esteem. Discovery teaches with thematic units, hands-on experiences, and play. Each week we have a new theme in which we integrate math, language arts, science, social studies, and STEM making learning fun.  

Sioux Falls Christian School 


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

Graham Academy Preschool 


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 and Visual Arts Center exhibitions. Our classroom is a safe, positive, and inspirational place for students to start their school experience. 

Truks-N-Trykes at Golden Gateway


We offer all-day preschool, Pre-K, & Jr-K led by a thoughtful, educated staff. Jr-K is specifically designed to help kids develop skills for success in kindergarten but prioritizes play as the ‘hard work’ of childhood. Students explore letter recognition, phonetics, fine motor activities and math/science each day.  

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 lesson plans are created following the SD Early Learning Guidelines and the Funshine curriculum, with preschool held throughout the day. Our tuition prices include wrap-around care for the entire day.  

Private School

Abiding Savior Academy


What if the purpose of education is soul formation rather than career placement? Abiding Savior Academy offers an academically-rigorous classical Christian education that seeks to cultivate in students a lifetime love of learning and eternal love of the Lord. Call 371-1876 to schedule a tour! 

Sioux Falls Lutheran School 


Established as a preschool in 1977, SFLS now serves over 425 children ranging in age from infancy through 12th grade. Our faculty and staff operate as a family and are committed to our mission of developing capable, Christian servant-leaders in a complex world who are world ready and faith secure.  

Acton Academy Sioux Falls 


Acton Academy is an innovative, mixed-age, learner-driven private school. We are a learner-driven community founded on the belief that every person who enters our doors, deserves to find a calling that will change the world. We empower young people to be the leaders, micro-entrepreneurs, artists, and creators of tomorrow's economy.  

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools 


We provide your child with an engaging environment in which they will grow in their knowledge and faith. We encourage our students to explore their interests with a supportive community by their side. Enrollment is open now! Flexible preschool options available!  


Mathnasium of Sioux Falls 


Mathnasium of Sioux Falls helps parents who care about their child’s success in math by creating a plan for their child that cultivates confidence, knowledge, & success.  

Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls  


Make this summer count with tutoring at Sylvan! Start with our Insight™ Assessment and pinpoint exactly what to focus on this summer! Catch-up on skills missed this year. Prevent summer learning loss. Build confidence, motivation, and focus. Start next year strong. Call for more information 605-362-4885.