In-Home Daycare and Group Home Child Care in Polk County

For busy parents, choosing the right type of family childcare can be challenging. More and more parents are finding that they prefer the intimate setting and personal touches of Polk County home daycare or group home daycare to traditional preschools or daycare centers. If you’re interested in learning more about home childcare in Polk County, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done the initial leg work for you by collecting basic information of 659 Polk County home and group home daycares into a single location. If you need extra assistance with selecting the right child care provider for your family, simply contact the local referral agency listed on the right!

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Top 30 Home-based Providers in Polk County

Penny Brooks

Penny Brooks

Des Moines, IA 50320 | (515) 770-3778

Penny Brooks is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Infant - 12 years. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care ...

Angela  Henderson

Angela Henderson

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 943-0688

Come have fun with us! We enjoy art, music and movement, reading and outdoor play (weather permitting). My in home day care is registered. We are also participants on the Federal Food Program. All meals are provided and include fruits and veggies. Below ...

Dragon Tots

Dragon Tots

West Des Moines, IA 50266 | (515) 224-5805

Registered provider located in a quite neighborhood in West Des Moines. Have immediately openings for kids from 6 wks to 5yrs old. Our hours are from 7am to 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday. We offer a loving, clean, safe, bilingual and educational environment for your ...

pattysplayground

pattysplayground

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 897-9068

Hi my name is Patricia and I have full time positions open for infants 6 weeks to 3 years of age. I've been doing this from my home since 2008 located on the south side of Des Moines Iowa


Sierra Folsom

Sierra Folsom

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (319) 238-2035

​Crayons, Cradles, and Cribs is a small, state licensed,in- home daycare located on the East side of Des Moines. Our daycare was created in mind for those parents who would prefer a more personalized care that I am able to provide for their children unlike many ...

Allison Derby

Allison Derby

Grimes, IA 50111 | (515) 314-8452

In Home Day Openings I am starting a new in home day care in Grimes. I am certified in pediatric CPR/First Aid. I have 3 full time openings. 2 openings for ages 6 weeks to 18 months 2 openings for 2-4 year old Hours will be 7am to 5:30pm, no transportation will ...

Home Away From Home Childcare and Preschool

Home Away From Home Childcare and Preschool

Clive, IA 50325 | (515) 341-1091

Home Away From Home Childcare and Preschool is an in home child care located in western Clive within the Waukee school district.  I am currently enrolling three children, one through five years of age, for care beginning in August of  2017.  My ...

Julies Day Care

Julies Day Care

Urbandale, IA 50323 | (515) 554-4609

Hi! My name is Julie im just starting in home day care but have had tons of expierence having raised 3 of my own children and now have 3 grandchildren, Im a CMA so Im CPR certified and am sooo excited to start helping families by giving quality care for their kids!

Learn & Grow Childcare

Learn & Grow Childcare

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 418-1253

Hello! My name is Amanda Polito, I have been doing daycare for OVER 20 years. I am CPR and First Aid certified. In live in a lovely, friendly neighborhood (walking distance from a couple parks) smoke free home. I currently have a few openings that I'm needing to ...

LeeAnn's Learning Center

LeeAnn's Learning Center

Des Moines, IA 50320 | (515) 953-9380

I am a 40 year old mother with 10+ years of childcare experience. I plan not only to care for your child but to provide a learning environment as well. Good beginnings last a lifetime!

Lynsi Baker

Lynsi Baker

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 612-5694

Lynsi Baker is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Margarita'se Daycare

Margarita'se Daycare

Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 689-5244

Hello I run a in home daycare it's me and my husband your more then welcome to come and vist my home anytime I have references from my parents I can give anytime feel free to call anytime

Ninny's Home Daycare

Ninny's Home Daycare

Ankeny, IA 50023 | (515) 633-7464

Hello! My name is Cindy...the kids call me Ninny(: I have been providing a safe and nurturing daycare environment in my home for 25 years. I currently have 1 full-time opening available for January 2019. Preferably for an infant. I've been state registered for ...

Smart Kinder Care

Smart Kinder Care

West Des Moines, IA 50266 | (515) 333-9210

Smart Kinder Care is a private preschool academy for children ages 2 - 5 years. We have 12 years of experience in early childhood development and offer a curriculum with a weekly changing theme that supports the learning of social, emotional, cognitive, ...

Care 4 Kids - JC Jimenez LLC

Care 4 Kids - JC Jimenez LLC

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 266-2808

Care 4 Kids - JC Jimenez LLC is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Elaine Godwin

Elaine Godwin

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 577-1773

Elaine Godwin is a Registered Child Development Home A in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Giselle Rodriguez

Giselle Rodriguez

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 441-0807

Giselle Rodriguez is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Jacque Dilks

Jacque Dilks

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 339-2442

Jacque Dilks is a Registered Child Development Home B in ALTOONA IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Joann Meeks

Joann Meeks

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 263-2165

Joann Meeks is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 490-4321

Lisa Moore is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Lisa Pohlman

Lisa Pohlman

Johnston, IA 50131 | (515) 276-9251

Lisa Pohlman is a Registered Child Development Home B in JOHNSTON IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Lori Williams

Lori Williams

Urbandale, IA 50322 | (515) 334-0344

Lori Williams is a Registered Child Development Home C1 in URBANDALE IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Infant up to Kindergarten. The provider may also participate in a subsidized ...

Maria Patino

Maria Patino

Des Moines, IA 50314 | (515) 205-2658

Maria Patino is a Registered Child Development Home C1 in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 707-4386

Michelle Cooper is a Registered Child Development Home B in ALTOONA IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Modusti Bushbaum

Modusti Bushbaum

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 867-9140

Modusti Bushbaum is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Samantha Popenhagen

Samantha Popenhagen

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 971-2628

Samantha Popenhagen is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Adela Gomez

Adela Gomez

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 612-3733

Adela Gomez is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Alma Carmenate

Alma Carmenate

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 577-1332

Alma Carmenate is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Amanda Fowles

Amanda Fowles

Urbandale, IA 50323 | (515) 710-5835

Amanda Fowles is a Registered Child Development Home B in URBANDALE IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Amanda Sapp

Amanda Sapp

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 802-6639

Amanda Sapp is a Registered Child Development Home B in Des Moines IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

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