In-Home Daycare and Group Home Child Care in Shelby 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 Shelby County home daycare or group home daycare to traditional preschools or daycare centers. If you’re interested in learning more about home childcare in Shelby County, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done the initial leg work for you by collecting basic information of 7 Shelby 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!

If you're looking for a Child Care Center in Shelby County, go to Shelby County Childcare Centers.


In-Home Daycare in Shelby County

Alice Ratigan

Alice Ratigan

Panama, IA 51562 | (712) 489-2594

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

Mary Arkfeld and Brian Arkfeld

Mary Arkfeld and Brian Arkfeld

Earling, IA 51530 | (712) 627-4239

Mary Arkfeld and Brian Arkfeld is a Registered Child Development Home C in EARLING IA, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Rachel Christensen

Rachel Christensen

Harlan, IA 51537 | (712) 216-0306

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

Renae Wiig

Renae Wiig

Irwin, IA 51446 | (712) 782-3182

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

Ronda Bissen

Ronda Bissen

Harlan, IA 51537 | (402) 651-3958

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

Tamera Ploen

Tamera Ploen

Harlan, IA 51537 | (712) 733-9716

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

TLC Daycare

TLC Daycare

Irwin, IA 51446 | (712) 782-4505

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

Shelby County Childcare Referral Agencies:


Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest Iowa

701 10th Street
Harlan IA 51537

Call (712) 755-7381 or Toll Free (800) 945-9778 (For In-State Use Only)
Email: dmartens@westcca.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