Polk County Child Care Centers

Polk County childcare centers come in sizes, costs, and programs to fit all budgets and preferences. We know that parents are busy but that selecting the right daycare center or preschool is crucial. So we’ve gathered basic information for 249 child care centers in Polk County into a single location so that you are only a click away from basic information such as address, size, and licensing information that can help you refine your search. You can narrow down your search even further by selecting a zip code or a city from the list below. Need more assistance? Simply contact the child care referral agency or the licensing agency listed on the right!

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Top Childcare Centers in Polk County

Little Sprouts Children's Center

Little Sprouts Children's Center

Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 287-0021

Welcome to Little Sprouts! Whether you are looking for a summer camp, before and after school care, part-time or full-time childcare, we offer a fun, loving and learning environment at an affordable price. We have been partnering with families for ov ...

Loving Arms Children's Center

Loving Arms Children's Center

Johnston, IA 50131 | (515) 270-0150

The commitment of Loving Arms Children's Center to our clients is to offer quality education for every child in our care that exceeds their expectations. We are committed to building a firm foundation of faith in children and to provide all of the ...

Alphabet Academy

Alphabet Academy

West Des Moines, IA 50266 | (515) 223-1387

Alphabet Academy is a child care center and preschool inspired by the work of Dr. Maria Montessori. Alphabet Academy is designed with you in mind – parents who desire a unique and high-quality care and preschool experience nestled in a warm and inv ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 967-2411

Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the ...

2 For U Childcare-Ankeny

2 For U Childcare-Ankeny

Ankeny, IA 50023 | (515) 777-3602

We understand that choosing the right child care solution for your family can be a difficult task. Here at 2 For U Day Care we are confident that we have an advantage over your other child care options. To see first hand the clear superiority of 2 ...

Adventure-Life Preschool

Adventure-Life Preschool

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 957-8981

Adventure Life Preschool is a ministry of Adventure Life Church for young children and their families. Our mission is to serve our church and our community as a Christian preschool. The preschool is accredited by the National Acade ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Centennial Site

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Centennial Site

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 402-1300

Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Clay Elem

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Clay Elem

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 967-4198

Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Delaware Elem

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Delaware Elem

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 402-1400

Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Willowbrook

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Willowbrook

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 402-1100

Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the ...

Ankeny Christian Academy

Ankeny Christian Academy

Ankeny, IA 50023 | (515) 963-9933

Ankeny Christian Academy offers a 3 & 4 year old Preschool program. We study a theme each week along with a letter from the alphabet, our colors and numbers. We are currently using the ABeka curriculum. Our Preschool teachers work directly with Anken ...

Ankeny Lil' Tots Daycare & Preschool LLC

Ankeny Lil' Tots Daycare & Preschool LLC

Ankeny, IA 50021 | (515) 965-6754

Our center has 2 rooms for each age group giving them a smaller environment per class room. 2500sqft indoor dramatic play area. Large indoor gym and large outside playground.

Apple Tree Children's Center

Apple Tree Children's Center

Urbandale, IA 50322 | (515) 270-1426

In 1982 Apple Tree Children’s Center opened its doors to fill the child care needs of families. Apple Tree Children’s Centers provide preschool and child care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. As quoted by Mr. Rogers, “The first four ...

Apple Tree Childrens Center-ASH

Apple Tree Childrens Center-ASH

West Des Moin, IA 50266 | (515) 226-9791

In 1982 Apple Tree Children’s Center opened its doors to fill the child care needs of families. Apple Tree Children’s Centers provide preschool and child care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. As quoted by Mr. Rogers, “The first four ...

Bethany Preschool

Bethany Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 265-6962

Our mission at Bethany Reformed Church is to Prepare children for school and life, while sharing God’s love which we have been doing since 1984. Our preschool provides a ministry to all preschool aged children. Within a Christian atmosphere, the pr ...

Polk County Childcare Referral Agencies:

Child Care Resource & Referral of Central Iowa

808 5th Ave
Des Moines IA 50309

Call (515) 246-3560 or Toll Free (800) 722-7619 (For In-State Use Only)
Email: cwheatcraft@orchardplace.org
For more information, visit http://www.centraliowachildcare.org

Iowa Child Care Licensing Agency

Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Adult and Children Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Community Services
Hoover Bldg., 5th Floor
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-0429
Web Site: http://www.dhs.iowa.gov/Consumers/Child_Care/ ChildCareMenu.html
Note: will refer to local licensing contacts