Affordable and High Quality Child Care in Siouxland


Our mission is to provide quality child care focusing on the children of families in need and promoting the growth and development of our children.

Welcome to Mary Elizabeth Child Care & Preschool!

Our nonprofit organization serves the greater Sioux City, Iowa area by providing quality care for children between the ages of two and ten years old. We strive to make our child care as affordable as possible to families in need.

A child’s earliest years are the most important to their future happiness. In addition to keeping kids safe, our team of child care professionals treasures every opportunity we have to help children grow and flourish. We create a warm, nurturing environment where children play, refine their social skills among their peers, and receive guidance and education from passionate teachers.

We are the state of Iowa’s oldest child care center that is still in its original building. Our original facility was nothing more than a circus tent, which was set up in 1914 and run by volunteers. Thanks to the generous support of our community, we quickly grew to become a respected program in our community that is staffed by qualified child care professionals.

Are you looking for the best place to bring your little one? It would be our honor to look after your child. We make the time we spend with kids count!

  • We are rated 4 on the Quality Rating Scale of 1- 5, and we are licensed by the State of Iowa for 84 children.
  • Our staff are certified and dedicated to our Program.
  • Our director has a 4-year degree and a National Administrator Credential.
  • We have 2 large outdoor playgrounds.
  • All preschool children receive free vision, hearing and dental screenings.
  • 501(c)(3) NonProfit
  • Due to United Way, SHIP and the fundraising efforts of our Board, we are able to offer scholarships to those parents not eligible for State Child Care Assistance.

State of Iowa Licensed Childcare facility/Department of Human Services licensing: License #30099

Please contact Mary Elizabeth Child Care & Preschool today to learn more about our services and how to enroll your child.


814 Court Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51105

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
6am -5:45pm

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