Good News Children’s Centers mission is to transform lives to be fully devoted followers of Christ by providing safe, quality, Christ-centered childcare and education.
The Vision of Good News Children's Center is to be a premier program with dedicated and professional staff who have a heart for sharing Christ. We will partner with families to reinforce Christian principles and teach through hands-on activities in a small group environment. For more information, contact Tammy Westergaard via email or call 605-362-6360 x8
Toddler Program (1 & 2 Year Olds)
Our toddler program is for one and two year olds. They are split by age into two classrooms of up to ten children in each. We have a one to five staff to child ratio in each room.
Our curriculum includes hand on activities that teach vocabulary, Bible Stories, find motor skills, large motor skills, social skills and some basic academic skills. We also work on potty training with the older children.
Tuition is $172 per week for 1 year old room.
Tuition is $170 per week for 2 year old room.
Pre-School Program (3-5 Year Olds)
Our pre-school programs are for 3, 4, and 5 year olds and are divided by age groups in separate classrooms. We have 10 children in a classroom with one teacher.
Our educational programs are organized into weekly themes and Bible stories. We use the SD Early Learning Guidelines as a guide in planning curriculum. The daily activities include Bible time as well as language development, number concepts, letter recognition, reading readiness, music, art, dramatic play, and large motor inside and/or outside.
We also have the Tumblebus and Soccer Sprouts programs do classes at Good News on a weekly basis. These programs are optional and are at an additional cost.
Tuition rate is $160 per week.
Before & After School
This program is designed for children Kindergarten-5th grade. The children are divided according to grade into two groups, each with up to 15 children.
We transport children to and from Christian Center, Discovery, Oscar Howe, JFK, and Pettigrew Schools.
The children have a snack, Bible study, free play and interest centers as well as homework assistance and outdoor play. On no school days we typically have a field trip and/or a special theme planned in addition to the regular afternoon activities.
Rate for School age is:
After School - $68 / week
Before & After School - $80 / week
Summer Program - $145 / week
Summer School Age
This program is designed for children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade. The children are divided according to grade into two groups, each with up to 15 children.
During the summer we have devotions, encourage reading, offering learning activities, Bible study, physical activities, music and more. We also transport to Kuehn pool for swimming lessons.
The children go on daily field trips such as area parks, tour area businesses, and swimming at the Sioux Falls pools. We participate in several service projects around the center and in the community.
Summer School Age rates are $145 / week.