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EmBe Avera – South
3510 W. Ralph Rogers Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Harrisburg Endeavor
2401 W. 95th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Harrisburg Freedom
1101 Tom Sawyer Tr.
Harrisburg, SD 57032

Harrisburg Horizon
5800 S. Bahnson Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Harrisburg Liberty
200 E. Willow Ave.
Harrisburg, SD 57032

Phone: 605-362-9438

Summer Fun, Learning, and Experiences Start Here

A summer of engagement, continuous learning, and adventure starts by enrolling your children in EmBe’s Summer School Age Care.

We offer a safe and fun way for kids to spend their summer. Our environment facilitates learning and recreation with activities and trips offering STEAM, reading, music, arts, and more.

Your child will develop friendships and new skills with unique learning opportunities and hands-on involvement. They will experience a full summer of activities like swimming, sports, games, field trips, and learning without you having to juggle multiple programs!


  • Sioux Falls
    • EmBe South
  • Harrisburg
    • Endeavor Elementary
    • Horizon Elementary
    • Liberty Elementary
    • Freedom Elementary


Weekdays 6am – 6pm


Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served daily.


  • Sioux Falls
    • Sonia Sotomayor Elementary
    • John Harris Elementary

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Refer a new family to start in School Age Care and receive a $50 tuition credit! Send your referral to and have them mention your name to receive the credit upon successfully completing their enrollment into EmBe.

For questions, please contact Marcia Ready at 605-299-2511 or

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.


“We appreciate all you and your staff are doing at EmBe to make the summer fun for the children and keep all as safe as possible. These sure are challenging times. Having you open and run summer programs has been a lifesaver for kids and parents after being at home for a few months!”

– Joan N.

“I am a single mother and work at least two jobs to make ends meet. I could not afford care. I filled out a scholarship form, and shortly after submitting it, I received a call asking, ‘How can we help you?’ I am so very thankful and appreciative of the support. EmBe truly cares about the families that they serve.”

– School Age Care Family

“I am so grateful for EmBe, which provided daycare for my foster daughter so I could work and get errands done. EmBe keeps her active, not always on technology, and allows her to play with other children and make new friends. Knowing she is in good care while I work has given me peace of mind.”

– Julie P.

“Our kids love EmBe! We have one in the after-school program that stays busy every day, especially with outside play. Our toddler talks about his teacher nonstop! It makes you feel good that they love going to daycare.”

– Nicholas D.