Shalee Pitman Portrait

EmBe Downtown

For more information or questions, please contact Shalee Pitman, at 605-215-6875 or

Portrait of Caitlin Rothschadl

EmBe South

For more information or questions, please contact Caitlin Rothschadl, at 605-681-8573 or

One of the best ways to help children succeed is to teach them to be confident thinkers. 

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool (ages 3-5) aligns with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and South Dakota early learning standards. Using hands-on exploration and discovery as a way of learning, children develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. EmBe works to provide your family with the best services available to prepare your child for Kindergarten and a lifetime of learning.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool focuses on the following:

  • Theory and Research
  • How Children Develop and Learn
  • The Learning Environment
  • The Teacher’s Role
  • The Family’s Role
  • Interest Areas

EmBe childcare financial assistance provides for the needs of youth, families and individuals who cannot afford the full cost of EmBe childcare programs. EmBe is committed to being accessible to all, and works hard to support those who may be in challenging financial situations.

Our goal is to offer a safe, healthy and fun environment for your child(ren). Parents remember to keep their children home if they display signs of illness. We will be following illness exclusion procedures to ensure the safety of our children, families, and staff. We will continue the sanitation of common areas and toys to prevent the spread of illness. We will continue to educate children and staff on specific hand washing techniques.

Q: If my child or anyone in the child’s household exhibits the following symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, trouble breathing, headache, or diarrhea, may we bring our child(ren) for care at EmBe?

A: No. We are only as safe as all of our parents and guardians allow us to be. We ask that you notify your primary care physician for direction and keep your child’s site manager updated.

Q: Are toys allowed from home?

A: No. To reduce the spread of germs, no toys are allowed from home. All EmBe toys, puzzles, books, and games are sanitized between use by children.