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 617 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

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 ...

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 ...

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!


Lynsi Baker

Lynsi Baker

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

Lynsi Baker is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

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 ...

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 also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Giselle Rodriguez and Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero

Giselle Rodriguez and Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero

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

Giselle Rodriguez and Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Huff's Home Daycare

Huff's Home Daycare

Altoona, IA 50009 | (515) 556-9833

I am a mom to a sweet 1.5 year old boy. My experience includes watching my own children and babysitting for friends and family. I truly love being around little ones. Our daycare is home away from home dedicated to providing a fun, loving and educational environment. ...

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 also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Jessica Jimenez

Jessica Jimenez

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 776-1908

Jessica Jimenez is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates 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 also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Lisa Bear

Lisa Bear

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

Lisa Bear is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider also participates 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 also participates 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 also participates in a subsidized child ...

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 also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Maria's House Christian daycare

Maria's House Christian daycare

Polk City, IA 50226 | (954) 297-6808

M MARIA'S HOUSE CHRISTIAN DAYCARE "Maria's House Christian daycare In home Is dedicated to loving and Learning. We support children and their families by helping each child to reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing Christian environment. We teach to ...

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 also participates 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 C1 in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider also participates 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 C1 in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider also participates 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 also participates 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 also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Amanda Tracy

Amanda Tracy

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

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

Amy Penick

Amy Penick

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 971-2535

Amy Penick is a Registered Child Development Home C1 in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Amys Daycare- Amy Klapproth & Amanda Daniel

Amys Daycare- Amy Klapproth & Amanda Daniel

Altoona , IA 50009 | (515) 720-8092

Amys Daycare- Amy Klapproth & Amanda Daniel is a Registered Child Development Home C in Altoona IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Andrea Boughton

Andrea Boughton

Ankeny, IA 50023 | (515) 964-4908

Andrea Boughton is a Registered Child Development Home C1 in ANKENY IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Angela German and Michael German

Angela German and Michael German

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 979-5934

Angela German and Michael German is a Registered Child Development Home C in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Anita Briddell

Anita Briddell

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 669-7384

Anita Briddell is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Anita Schroeder

Anita Schroeder

Grimes, IA 50111 | (515) 979-3430

Anita Schroeder is a Registered Child Development Home C1 in GRIMES IA, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill

Des Moines, IA 50311 | (515) 318-0714

Ashley Hill is a Registered Child Development Home B in DES MOINES IA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates 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