Childcare and Community Schools

The Dakota County Connections website is designed to help families build a safe and healthy environment. The following childcare and schooling resources are available to provide more information and assist in locating services.

This education resource listing provides the addresses and phone numbers of organizations. Each entry includes a brief description of the function of the organization.


South Sioux City School District

Gateway to Learning

Address: 100 West 29th St., Suite 110,South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-0121

Cardinal Elementary

K-5th 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Address: 820 East 29th St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-1662

Covington Elementary

K-5th Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Address: 2116 A St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-4238

Dakota City Elementary

K-5th Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Address: 1801 Locust St., Dakota City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 987-3363

E.N. Swett Elementary-Home of Cardinal Preschool

Address: 2300 C St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-3501 or (402) 494-1727

Harney Elementary School

K-5th 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Address: 1001 Arbor Dr., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone (402) 494-1446

Lewis and Clark Elementary

K-5th 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address: 801 Second Ave., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) -494-1917

South Sioux City Middle School

6th-8th 8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Address: 3625 G St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-3061

South Sioux City High School

9th – 12th 8:10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Address: 3301 G St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-2433

Catholic School

St. Michaels School

Pre-school through 8th grade. St. Michaels School is a faith based school that offers before and after school programs. Scholarship opportunities available.

Open: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

School Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m

Address: 1315 First Ave., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-1526

Homer Community Schools

Homer Community School District

Preschool through 12th grade.  Homer Community School District provides a safe, supportive environment in which all students will develop the skills, knowledge, and integrity essential for a successful future.

Address: 212 3rd St., Homer, NE 68030

Phone: (402) 698-2377

Childcare and Community Schools

Cubby Care

Cubby Care Campus is a locally owned preschool and childcare center located in South Sioux City, NE. We provide early childhood education to children aged 18 months to five years, as well as after school and summer programs to children from Kindergarten to 12 years.

Address: 500 West 13th, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone:(402) 494-4222

Educational Service Unit #1

ESU #1 provides support to area school districts. This support ranges from professional development, technology, and special education services to co-op purchasing. ESU #1 provides services to several public and private schools in northeast Nebraska.
Services including, but not limited to, speech and language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, deaf/vision education and evaluation, professional development, technology support, psychology, early childhood development and co-op purchasing. These services are made available to schools in northeast Nebraska.

Address: 211 10th Street, Wakefield, NE 68784

Phone:(402) 287-2061

KidLogic Child Care

KidLogic is a newly licensed child care center serving the local community. By staying small we are able to provide both quality child care and the nurturing atmosphere that your child deserves, which makes KidLogic Child Care a premium service. Here at KidLogic, our goal is to provide a safe and happy learning environment for each child that will stimulate their physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth at their own pace. We offer loving care that focuses on each child as a unique and wonderful individual and in doing so, builds self-esteem and respect for others.

Address: 405 E. 21st Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 404-2533

Siouxland Family Center - Head Start & Early Head Start

Address: 1401 Pine , PO Box 484, Dakota City, NE 68731
Phone: (402) 494-1282

Address: South Sioux City, 2120 Dakota Ave, South Sioux City, NE 68776
Phone: (402) 494-6755

The Peaceful Place Inc.

Peaceful Place Inc. is locally owned and provides programing for children 6 weeks to 13 years of age. Peaceful Place Inc. provides transportation to local schools.

Address: 900 W 21st St., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone: (402) 494-2951


* For a complete listing of Childcare Providers call: Nebraska is 800-600-1289 or Iowa is 877-216-8481