Our Preschools

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Our three Kiddie Crusaders Preschools that are part of our elementary schools offer a nurturing, caring and faith-based curriculum that helps your child develop skills to succeed in elementary school. Our days offer a combination of group free play with structured activities that also include art, 
physical education and music.

Creative Curriculum
We plan our preschool program around Creative Curriculum, a professional curriculum that offers your child a hands-on foundation in reading, math, science, technology and social studies. Our program prepares your child for the more formal learning setting of kindergarten. Music, art and other creative expression receive special attention. We also assess your child for social emotional and physical development and language and cognitive skills. After creating individualized lesson plans, we track your childs progress.

Healthy Food
Children will receive two healthy snacks and a nutritious lunch each day.

Outdoor Play
Play is critical for preschoolers. We offer a safe and fun dedicated outdoor play area as well as colorful indoor equipment to keep young children busy on poor weather days.

Parent conferences
We offer parent conferences to review your childs progress with you. We find it is a wonderful experience for parents to hear about their child and a good opportunity to know if a child needs special attention at home in working with others.

Preschool Initiative
Our Preschools are proud members of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative Program, a cooperative of preschool providers that are committed to high quality curriculum for four-year-old children. This means your child receives instruction and guidance from a licensed teacher who has earned a bachelors degree. We currently have preschools located at Holy Cross-St. Michael Center, Mater-Dei Immaculate Conception Center and at Sacred Heart School-Heelan CYO Center. Location details and contact info listed below.

$3,420 for an Iowa child who qualifies for the Iowa Preschool Initiative age 4, by Sept. 15 of the current year.

$4,560 for other children

*Tuition Assistance is available for families who qualify.

Mater Dei School 
Immaculate Conception Center
3719 Ridge Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106

School Office: 712-276-6216

Hours: 8:15 am-3:15 pm

(Mondays dismiss 2:15 pm)

Principal: Mary Fischer

Holy Cross School
St. Michael Center
4105 Harrison St.
Sioux City, IA 51108

School Office: 712-239-1090

Hours: 8:15 am-3:15 pm

(Mondays dismiss 2:15 pm)

Principal: Debi Younger

Sacred Heart School
Heelan CYO Center
1102 Grandview Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51105

School Office: 712-233-1624

Hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm

(Mondays dismiss 3:30 pm)

Principal: Kate Connealy