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 283 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

Altoona 8th Street Child Care

Altoona 8th Street Child Care

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 967-5363

   Altoona 8th Street Child Care is part of the Early Childhood Coalition which is dedicated to providing exceptional care and education to every child. We offer the latest technology to keep your child safe and keep our families in touch with their teachers. ...

Amazing Panda Learning Center

Amazing Panda Learning Center

Urbandale, IA 50322 | (515) 422-6214

Amazing Panda Learning Center provides an enriched learning environment that is designed to help students get ahead. With years of experience, our staff is eager to help your child learn, grow and have fun doing it! Located in Urbandale, Amazing Panda Learning ...

Cadence Academy Preschool - Urbandale

Cadence Academy Preschool - Urbandale

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 years ...

Cadence Academy Preschool - West Des Moines

Cadence Academy Preschool - West Des Moines

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

Apple Tree Children's Center, Ashworth is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children ...

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 over 25 years ...

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 these things with ...

AIRazi Academy

AIRazi Academy

West Des Moines, IA 50265 | (515) 255-0220

New Horizons Academy is an Islamic school committed to providing students with high quality academic and character education. New Horizons Academy is dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth and developing God consciousness through the teachings of Islam. New Horizons ...

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 inviting environment ...

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 967-5078

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 elementary schools. Enrichment ...

Ankeny Christian Childcare

Ankeny Christian Childcare

Ankeny, IA 50023 | (515) 964-3599

Mission Statement: Dedicating quality Christian care to children and their families by trained professional staff. Philosophy: For the children to feel safe and loved in a Christian environment where both center play and teacher directed activities are offered. ...

Bob and Billie Ray Child Development Center

Bob and Billie Ray Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 309-2376

The Bob & Billie Ray Child Development Center is located at Camp Sunnyside on 80 beautiful acres. We offer amenities not available elsewhere - horseback riding, year-round swimming, the Variety Recreation Center, nature trails, a spacious playground and more.

Cadence Academy Preschool - Ankeny

Cadence Academy Preschool - Ankeny

Ankeny, IA 50021 | (515) 964-7372

Apple Tree Children's Center, Ankeny is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children an ...

Cadence Academy Preschool - Clive

Cadence Academy Preschool - Clive

Clive, IA 50325 | (515) 987-2137

Apple Tree Children's Center, Clive is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children an ...

Cadence Academy Preschool - Grand

Cadence Academy Preschool - Grand

West Des Moines, IA 50265 | (515) 225-1837

Apple Tree Children's Center, Grand is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children an ...

Cadence Academy Preschool - Johnston

Cadence Academy Preschool - Johnston

Johnston, IA 50131 | (515) 276-9247

Apple Tree Children's Center, Johnston is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children ...

Polk County Childcare Referral Agencies:

Child Care Resource & Referral of Central Iowa

808 5th Ave
Des Moines IA 50309

Call (515) 246-3563 or Toll Free (800) 722-7619 (For In-State Use Only)
Email: ccrrinfo@orchardplace.org
For more information, visit http://iowaccrr.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://dhs.iowa.gov/licensure-and-registration
Note: will refer to local licensing contacts