Little Nest Child Care and Learning Center

Largest indoor preschool playspace in Rapid City


Offering care and education for ages 6 weeks through 12 years at 317 East St. Patrick Street!

Here are a few features:

  • One convenient location for the entire family, ages 6 weeks-12 years
  • Extended hours 6:30 am-6:30 pm
  • Large, state-of-the-art indoor play space, modeled after children’s museum structure
  • Staff training program that is second to none
  • Frequent field trips
  • The same reputation for quality care and education Rapid City has received from Little Nest Preschool since 2010

Find more information below, or view our entire Little Nest Child Care Learning Center Handbook LNCC Handbook 2023-2024


Age 3 and up Full-Time care and education, Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6:30 pm: $200

Age 3 and up Part-Time care and education, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-12:30 pm: $140

Before/After School-age care and transportation, Monday-Friday: $95

After School Only and transportation, Monday-Friday: $85

(School Age Summer program: $200)

Infant-36 months Full-Time care and education, Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6:30 pm: $210

Infant-36 months Part-Time care and education, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-12:30 pm: $150

Drop-in all ages $40 per day

School Age Program

Our School Age Program offers before/after school care and transportation for students at Grandview and South Park Elementary and have open enrollment for other students on no-school district days and throughout the Summer. We take frequent field trips throughout the city!


Curriculum is well-rounded with process-based and play-based learning opportunities. It’s always emailed to families monthly and formulated from the SD Early Learning Guidelines


We have a highly developed staff professionalism training program. All staff are placed on leadership career pathways that involve continuing education and opportunities for advancement.

Our staff frequently volunteers in the community, doing fundraisers for the Mission, St Jude, and events at Main Street Square. We also hold community events at our location, like our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Trunk or Treat.

We partner with the school district by serving on the School Readiness Committee and offering high school and college students internship programs. We are also enrolled in the Preschool Levels of Excellence program.

Need more info? Find our complete parent handbook here LNCC Handbook 2023-2024  


Contact us for a tour today!

605.430.4268 Ext 2 or 605.858.3420

Little Nest Preschool opened in 2010 as an in-home registered daycare with 12 students.  In 2014 we moved to our first licensed commercial child care location at 3459 Jet Drive.  We expanded in 2017 to a second location at 2220 5th Street to provide excellent care and education for additional families.  We are expanding our services and opening Little Nest Child Care Learning Center for children ages six weeks to twelve years in the Robbinsdale area on St. Patrick Street.

In Rapid City, expectant mothers are often placed on waiting lists months before their child is born. We will help fill a need by providing high-standard options for infants and toddlers living and moving into our community, and preschool education and school-age programming for their older siblings. We will feature a large, state-of-the-art indoor play space, modeled after a children’s museum structure.  We also have a transport van to accommodate frequent field trips to area parks. The indoor classroom space (not including the office area, bathrooms, or kitchen) is 5689 sq. feet.  With limited enrollment, we will be able to create a premier indoor play space to ensure students achieve developmental milestones and enjoy plenty of physical activity year-round.