Crittenton Center Opens New Morningside Childcare Center

Crittenton Center Opens New Morningside Childcare Center
Sioux City, IA: Crittenton Center is proud to announce the expansion of its Stella Sanford Child Development program to Morningside. Stella Sanford’s newest location for children ages two through five will occupy classroom space in the former Siouxland Christian School facility, located next to Morningside Bible Church at 6100 Morningside Avenue in Sioux City.
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Stella Sanford Child Development Center has been a trusted preschool and childcare provider in Siouxland for nearly 30 years. Its new location will provide much needed affordable and quality early learning programs in a prime area of the community. In addition, Sanford Center will provide before and after school care in the same location with transportation to Morningside area schools, providing a one stop drop-off for parents with younger and school age children.
“There is a significant need for more childcare providers in the tri-state community. In the last five years alone, the number of providers in Siouxland has decreased by 40 percent,” says Leslie Heying, Executive Director of Crittenton Center.  “We are thrilled to partner with Morningside Bible Church and Sanford Center to provide a continuum of childcare services in one location and support workforce, education and economic development in our community. The new facility offers affordable, convenient childcare with extended hours to families with children ages two to school age.”
The new location will open in late February and features a large outdoor playground and indoor gymnasium with plenty of space to learn and play.  All Stella Sanford Child Development programs provide hands on learning and research-based curriculum, daily lesson plans tailored to the needs of each child, and kindergarten readiness and developmental screenings.  In addition, the team at Stella is experienced and dedicated to helping children thrive.  
Crittenton Center’s newest location expands its childcare services across Siouxland, serving infants through five years of age:
  1. 6100 Morningside Avenue: 2 – 5 years
  2. 1724 Geneva Street: 2 – 5 years
  3. 2001 Casselman Street (West High School): 0 – 23 months
  4. 1623 Rebecca Street (Liberty Elementary): 4 years  
For more information on Crittenton Center’s newest early learning program, call 712-255-6832 or email