In the world of parenting, few roles hold as much significance and influence as those of educators and childcare providers. These dedicated professionals play a pivotal role in shaping the minds, characters, and futures of our children.  

Here at The ‘hood Magazine, we recognize the invaluable contributions of these unsung heroes, whose passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment often go unrecognized. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our 2024 Educator of the Year and 2024 Preschool/Childcare Provider of the Year, sponsored by Sanford fit and Solis Photography.  

We have outstanding educators and childcare providers in the Sioux Falls Area. They go above and beyond in nurturing and educating our children. Whether they foster a love for learning, provide a safe and supportive environment, or instill essential life skills, these professionals are instrumental in laying the foundation for our children’s success and well-being. 

As a parenting magazine dedicated to empowering and supporting families, it’s essential to spotlight these remarkable individuals who play such a vital role in our children’s lives. We partnered with Sanford fit and Solis Photography to give our 2024 award winners a selection of fantastic sensory items for students in their classroom/school. During the surprise announcements for the awards, the students were clearly excited to dig into their new classroom manipulatives.  

Sanford fit is proud to sponsor our Educator and Preschool/Childcare Provider of the Year Awards, saying, “Witnessing the love and respect the families have for the winners was incredibly special. The Sanford Fit team is honored to sponsor these awards and provide items that foster children’s social and emotional development.”

To read all about our 2024 Educator of the Year, click here!

To read all about our 2024 Preschool/Childcare Provider of the Year, click here!

To read all of our 2024 Nominations, click here!

Join us in celebrating these amazing Educators!