Our Story

We are Theodore's Academy, Preschool & Childcare. Founded by Chris Ferry, a grandmother to five, a Siouxland native and successful local 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 our community of growing families.

Theodore's Academy will reside in Whispering Creek, strategically placed to cater to the families either living or working Whispering Creek, Morningside, and surrounding local communities such as Lawton and Sergeant Bluff. Conveniently located near I-29 and Old Highway 141, easy access to the daycare was essential to enhance the parent experience everyday dropping off and picking up your sweet little ones.

News & Updates

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


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!

Activities & Focus include:
Walking, Talking, Letters, Reading, Numbers, Dance, Music, Potty Training, Drawing, Painting, Yoga, Exercise, Science Experiments, Building, Outdoor, Gardening, Listening Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Imaginative and Cooperative Play, Social Skills, Creativity, Independence, Dramatic Play, Speaking, Basic Sign Language, and MORE!

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 are only accepting applications for full-time care. All part-time spots have been filled.)

Our center is currently full but we still encourage interested families to complete an application. 

Once your application is complete and mailed in, we will be in contact within 48 business hours about further questions or acceptance.  A non-refundable deposit of 1 week’s care (for each child enrolled) will be required at the time of application acceptance. This deposit will go towards your child’s first week of care.

**A discount of 20% will be applied to the oldest child's rate for families with 2 or more children.** This discount is for families enrolled in fulltime care. No discount will be applied for part-time families with multiple children.

Questions? Contact Us.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 7 am- 6 pm

Academy Leadership Staff


Paxi Cutler
Center Director & Preschool Teacher


Melissa Bowman
Assistant Director & Blossoms Teacher


Alissa Fahrendholz
Sprouts Teacher

Contact Us

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

Phone: 712.560.4056