Preschool Programs

SHIP offers preschool scholarship assistance to low-income Ida and Woodbury County families. To see if your family is eligible, find your total household income on the chart below (Federal Poverty Guidelines). If your family qualifies, call any of the quality providers listed below and ask if they have any SHIP scholarship slots available. Each provider will work with you to determine your eligibility and amount of assistance.
SHIP Application – Preschool FY16
SHIP Guidelines – Preschool Scholarships FY15
Federal Poverty Guidelines 2016

Children must be 3-5 years of age and family’s income must fall below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify (please see downloadable document, Federal Poverty Guidelines). Families must present evidence of income (ideally current year income tax statements, or multiple pay stubs) to providers. All providers listed are high quality, with at least a level 3 in the Iowa Quality Rating System.

Participating Quality Preschool Programs

Sioux City Morningside Preschools:

Apple Tree Preschool & Learning Center
4224 Hickory Lane
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 274-2795
Contact: Amy

Morningside Lutheran Preschool
700 S. Martha Street
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 276-2511
Contact: JoAnn

Native American Childcare Center
1735 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 276-4030
Contact: Beach

Sonshine Station Preschool
5601 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 224-5611
Contact:  Rebekah

Sioux City Northside Preschools:

Apple Tree Preschool & Learning Center
3835 Indian Hills Drive
Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone: (712) 239-1002
Contact: Diane

BB’s Preschool
Leeds Elementary
3919 Jefferson Street
Sioux City, IA 51108
Phone: (712) 239-9061
Contact: Brenda

Building Blocks Childcare & Preschool
1171 Outer Dr North
Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone: (712) 226-ABCD
Contact: Kristan

Sioux City Westside Preschools:

Calico Kids Preschool
1407 W 18th Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
Phone: (712) 255-7441
Contact: Tiffany

Stella Sanford Child Development Center
1724 Geneva Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
Phone: (712) 255-6832
Contact: Erika (Crittenton Center)

Sioux City Mid-Town Preschools:

Mary Elizabeth Childcare & Preschool
814 Court Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Phone: (712) 258-1605
Contact: Jane

Sioux City Preschool Initiative (children must be 4 by 9/15)
701 Iowa Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Phone: (712) 293-0436
Contact: Kim or Gina

Sergeant Bluff Preschools:

Building Blocks Childcare & Preschool
108 Gaul Drive
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Phone: (712) 943-2223
Contact: Stacy

Other Woodbury or Ida County preschools:

Anthon-Oto Preschool (Anthon)
106 Arnold Street
Anthon, IA 51004
Phone: (712) 373-5510
Contact: Brenda

River Valley Preschool (Washta)
River Valley Elementary School
PO Box 151
100 South 5th Avenue
Washta, Iowa 51061
Phone: (712) 447-6318
Contact: Amanda