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Our Story

We are Theodore's Academy, Preschool & Childcare. Founded by Chris Ferry, a grandmother to six, a Siouxland native and successful entrepreneur. Chris identified a need in Sioux City for childcare and preschool. The preschools and childcare centers in the area are great, but there is not nearly enough for the  growing families in our community.

Theodore’s Academy is located in Whispering Creek, strategically placed to cater to the families in our area. Conveniently located near I-29 and Old HWY 141, easy access to the daycare is essential.


News & Updates


Check out this drone footage of our land! We're so excited to serve our community from this great location!

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Our Focus

At Theodore's Academy, the best interest of our children and families come first. Every aspect of what we do is guided by our love for children, our professional ethics, as well as our personal values. We believe a well-rounded education begins when a child is exposed to a variety of activities that will evolve both fine motor and large motor skills. We enroll children 6 weeks to 5 years of age!

Our program has chosen to be influenced by the HighScope Curriculum. Each day provides children with developmentally appropriate experiences. Learning happens throughout the day during each part of the classroom schedule and routine. Caregivers and teachers take each moment and turn it into a teachable moment. The HighScope Curriculum focuses on developmentally appropriate learning. The curriculum highlights children’s approaches to learning (planning, engagement, initiative, problem solving, and reflection). Children learn through active learning, goals set by the children and teachers, and through both child-led and teacher-guided experiences. Teachers can set challenging, yet achievable goals for each child in the following areas: language and literacy, social skills, science, math, and physical (large and fine motor skills).

We follow all DHS guidelines, are a member of the 5-2-1-0 Initiative, as well as working to have a Quality Rating through QRS.


Learn More About Our Programs/Age Groups

Registration & Pricing

Please contact us for current pricing. 712.560.4056

Now accepting enrollment applications! (At this time we only offer full time care.) Our center is currently full, but we still encourage interested families to give us a call to check the status of our waitlists!

Once your application has been sent and deposit has been paid, your child will be placed on a waitlist for the needed classroom depending on age. The waitlist is based off who has returned deposits and applications. Deposits do not go towards the child’s tuition. Deposits are non-refundable unless administration feels it is necessary.

**A discount of 10% will be applied to the oldest child's rate for families with 2 or more children. A 10% discount will be applied to children with a military parent. A combination of these two discounts is not offered. If there is one of these applied to a child, we are not able to apply the other. 

***Disclaimer: The families currently enrolled are priority, so there may be instances that hinder other families from starting at the time parents were originally told. ***



Questions? Contact Us.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 7 am- 5:30 pm


Academy Leadership Staff


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Paxi Cutler
Center Director



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Melissa Bowman
Lead Teacher, Honeybees Preschool & Assistant Director




Jade Geesaman-Lead Teacher, Sprouts 

Alivia Tranmer-Teacher Assistant, Honeybees Preschool

We have many wonderful teacher assistants in our building as well.


Contact Us


Theodore's Academy
Preschool & Childcare
3680 Glen Ellen Rd. Sioux City, IA 51106

Phone: 712.560.4056
Email: theodoresacademy@gmail.com