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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

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A collaborative effort among the school districts, hospital systems and non-profit providers is committed to providing reliable forms of child care for health care and first responders during the COVID-19 challenges.


Currently we are able to serve qualifying families within Sioux Falls, Brandon and Harrisburg with fee-based care from 6:00am - 6:00pm.


Who qualifies for care?

Children (ages 4 weeks of age -13 years) of caregivers who work in the health care system, first responder departments or any other form of critical care. If you are unsure if you qualify please inquire by emailing [email protected]


The health and safety of our staff, children, families and community are our first priority.    The following questions will be used to determine ability to attend care:


Do you feel you have a fever or temperature of 100.4 or greater?

If yes –should not enter building.


Do you have other symptoms of a lower respiratory condition (sore throat, cough, shortness of breath)?

If yes – should be delayed and should not enter building.


Have you returned from travel to China, Iran, South Korea, Europe, United Kingdom, or Ireland in the last 14 days?

If yes – should be delayed until 14 days from return to US has passed.


In the last 14 days, have you been within 6 feet of anyone with a positive COVID-19 or Coronavirus diagnosis?

If yes – should be delayed until 14 day have passed from last time this occurred.


Have you been on a cruise or in another setting with confined crowds in the last 14 days?      

If yes – should be delayed until 14 days from last interaction has passed.


Have you worked in another health care setting that has confirmed COVID-19 cases?

If yes – should be delayed until 14 days from last interaction has passed. 


Where will care take place? 

Early Childhood Enrichment (4 weeks - 5 years) will take place in existing child care agencies. School Age Care ( K-6) will be set up at public school building in each of the three school districts.


What is the cost?

Early Childhood Enrichment fees:

4 weeks - 2 years  

5 days $185/week

4 days $175/week

3 days $165/week

3 years - 5 years  

5 days $160/week

4 days $150/week

3 days $140/week

Ignite Summer School Age Care fees:

K - 6

FT (4-5 days) $130/week

PT (1-3 days) $98/week


Daily Rate: $90 includes 15 hours of care per week

10% multi-child discount

If you need care but have financial concerns, scholarship opportunities may be available. Please call 338-8061 to discuss options.


What safety measures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among children?

There are extensive procedures being implemented to keep children in small, quarantined groups as well as enhanced sanitization practices. Registered families will be supplied with a detailed guide regarding procedures.

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