EmBe Program Scheduling Changes

*UPDATED JUNE 8, 2020*

At the heart of our mission is serving all of you and we place your health and safety at the top of our priorities. Preventing the spread of COVID 19 is guiding all of our processes and procedures ss we prepare to phase in in-person offerings. Please see below for the latest updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@embe.org.

Childcare and School Age Care

  • EmBe Childcare and School Age Care (Downtown, South and Mitchell) are open and ready to support families. Hours are limited. Childcare and SAC families have been emailed directly. Call 605.681.8573 with questions.

Women’s Programs

  • Dress for Success suiting appointments: please call 610.0665 if you have a need and we will support you.
  • Dress for Success donations are being taken by appointment only.
  • Dress for Success volunteers are taking clients for employment support, virtually.
  • Webinars and weekly virtual support groups are being offered – email Lstrasburg@embe.org or call 605-782-9288 if interested
  • Women to the Workforce next session begins on August 13.
  • Tapesty is continuing virtually.
  • Women’s Leadership Program Class of 2020 is postponed until further notice.
  • Center for Nursing Workforce Leadership Class of 2020 is postponed until further notice.

Youth Development

  • Registration for fall Volleyball will open online in early July.
  • Tae Kwon Do: Sessions will resume the week of June 15. Subject to change.
  • FIRST LEGO League Camps will continue, virtually, on June 1. FLL Camps held at EmBe Downtown will resume the week of June 15.
  • Registration for the fall season of Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole will open online July 27.
  • Registration for the fall season of Let Me Run will open online July 27.
  • Babysitting Camps will be held virtually during the first two weeks in June, with classes held at the downtown EmBe location beginning the week of June 15.
  • Volleyball Camps are canceled.
  • Camp GOTR will be held June 22-25 and July 13-16.
  • Camp ChangeMaker will be held, as scheduled, July 20-23.


  • Swimming Lessons: All swim lessons resume June 1 ( Groups and Private lessons )
  • Rentals and groups available in small groups and scheduled.
  • EmBe Pool is open limited hours depending on individual membership or activity. Punch card swim members pool open 11 am – 2 pm. Great Life is open Mon-Friday 11 am -2 pm. Private lessons will be scheduled with your instructor. Any group activity or camp will be notified on hours via email prior to the activity.


  • A boutique by appointment sale benefitting Dress for Success Sioux Falls programs is being planned for June 10-13. Additional details will be announced by June 1.
  • Spinsters scheduled for March 28 was canceled. No further refunds will be offered and ticket purchases are considered a donation to the EmBe general fund. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please send your Spinsters tickets to EmBe, 300 W. 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Questions? Call 605.681.8346.
  • EmBe 5K will be rescheduled to celebrate all program participants at the end of the fall season. Details will be shared as soon as information is available.

EmBe’s Offices Are Closed
While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, following the lead of the City of Sioux Falls, EmBe is closing our public-facing offices, and will conduct business via remote office, phone and email. We are also committed to virtual meetings and minimizing contact. Balancing public health and the community’s need for childcare at this time is incredibly difficult. With information changing daily, we continue to turn to experts as well as work hard to do the next right thing for the families we serve and for our staff. Please visit embe.org for the latest schedules and information.

We are committed to supporting empowerment and a thriving community. Please join us taking action to protect our most vulnerable neighbors, focusing on simply doing the next right thing. We look forward to resuming usual operations as soon as possible.

Community Resources:
Helpline Center – To reach by phone, dial 211 or visit helplinecenter.org
One Sioux Falls Fund Application – https://www.helplinecenter.org/2-1-1-community-resources/one-fund-sioux-falls-application/
Sioux Falls Coronavirus Help – coronahelpsf.com
Support Sioux Falls Businesses – www.supportsiouxfalls.biz

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