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EmBe Avera – Downtown
300 W. 11th St.
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
Phone: 605-336-3660

Spanish Immersion is a highly interactive program. Our teachers use music, food, and Latin culture to enhance your child’s learning experience. This program’s approach is a successful alternative to dual immersion preschools. EmBe has been creating its curriculum, a one-of-a-kind combination of the Creative Curriculum and Project-Based Learning. Each lesson is taught in Spanish while our teachers provide a calm and academically enriching environment.

“Los Amigos” is for children ages 3-5 years old. Our curriculum allows each child to use their critical thinking skills with hands-on activities. Your child will learn through experiences about different cultures. The curriculum will expose each child to STEM, literacy, and fine/gross motor skills.

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.