Child Care

One of the most important, yet difficult, tasks as a working parent is finding childcare and before/after school programming for young children. The Rapid City and Box Elder areas offer a wide range of childcare facilities and resources to help meet the needs of our military families.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center on Base is a comprehensive, federally certified, childcare facility that offers care and an age-appropriate curriculum.

SD Department of Social Services

The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers database of licensed childcare. Click here to search for a provider that meets your needs.

Ellsworth Youth Center

The Youth Center on base is another great resource for youth programming both all day and before/after school.

SD After School Network

This map, coordinated by the South Dakota After school Network can help you find after school accommodations for your school age children.