Child Care

Custer YMCA Child Development Center
1315 Blue Bell Ln, Custer
Child Development Center. Quality programs for children ages 2 months thru 5th grade.

Early Learners Custer
Our Mission is to improve families’ access to quality early learning experiences and environments for families and their children in Custer County. We believe all children deserve access to high-quality early learning experiences and environments to create a solid foundation for lifelong success.
Early Learner Custer is a collaborative effort between the City of Custer, Monument Health, the Custer Ministerial Association, and Custer School District. Our committee consists of a representative from each of these organizations. They are responsible for ensuring that our initiatives gain momentum, achieving specifi c goals for our community, and tracking progress against Early Learner South Dakota. We function as a community initiative under the umbrella of Early Learner South Dakota and the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children.
Early Learner Custer is committed to providing families in the Custer Community with valuable resources and information for their children. Our primary objectives are to increase access to high-quality early learning experiences within the community, promote early learning and development from prenatal stages to elementary school, and enhance local opportunities, supports, and systems that benefi t children and their families.

Growing Roots, Inc
12622 US Hwy 16A, Custer
At Growing Roots, our mission is to provide quality, student-centered learning opportunities for young learners ages 3-6.
We believe in the immense power of early childhood education. We aim to create a nurturing and stimulating environment where young minds can flourish, grow, and develop a lifelong love for learning. 
Growing Roots is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to providing quality, student-centered learning opportunities for young learners. Growing Roots began when parents of young children in Custer banded together to bring preschool to their community. 

Willow Creek Child Care
25263 US Hwy 385, Custer
605-673-2336/ 605-517-1222
Now Open! We are a licensed in-home group day care owned & operated by a RN. Willow Creek Child Care offers services 24 Hours/day 7 days a week.  We utilize the Riggio Emilia approach which prioritizes collaborative group work where children are encouraged to work together to problem-solve, negotiate and practice empathy.


615 Washington Street
Custer, SD 57730



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