Child Care


After School Care & Summer Programs

Baxter Early Learning Center

Baxter Early Learning Center provides childcare for children age 6 weeks to 12 years. Programs offered include 3 and 4 year old preschool, before and after school programming, and a summer school age program.

110 N High St.
Baxter, IA 50028

Phone: 641-277-3811

Website: https://www.baxterearlylearningcenter.com

Fax: 641-227-3217


Campfire USA

Offers before and after school care in Prairie City, as well as full-day school-break and summer day camping programs, supporting the childcare needs of families.

5615 Hickman Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: 515-274-1501

Website: https://www.campfireiowa.org

Fax: 515-274-1502


Assist Families in Finding Care, Resources & Training for Providers

Child Care Resource & Referral of Central Iowa

CCR&R of Central Iowa works to connect families with quality early care and education options and facilitate professional development opportunities for the adults who care for and educate our youngest Iowans.

Agency Phone: 800-722-7619 or 641-820-1923

Website: https://iowaccrr.org


Child Care Centers

Diamond Trail Children’s Center

301 East St.
PO Box 146
Lynnville, IA 50153

Phone: 641-527-2200

Website: http://diamondtrailcc.weebly.com
Email: diamondtrail@netins.net


Inspirations Child Care and Preschool

1005 2nd St.
Sully, IA 50251

Phone: 641-594-3355

Email: inspirationssully@gmail.com


Peck Child Development Center

513 E 5th St. N
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-7228

Website: http://www.peckchilddevctr.com

Fax: 641-792-1528


YMCA Child Care Center & Preschool

1701 S 8th Ave. E
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-4006

Website: https://www.newtonymca.org


Young Heart Children’s Center

31 East State St.
Colfax, IA 50054

Phone: 515-674-9225

Fax: 515-674-9192

Email: younghearts@qwestoffice.net


Baxter Early Learning Center

110 N High St.
Baxter, IA 50028

Phone: 641-227-3811

Website: https://www.baxterearlylearningcenter.com


Newton Early Learning Academy

2713 N 4th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-787-2002


Preschools

Colfax Community Preschool, Inc.

20 W Broadway St
Colfax, IA 50054

Phone: 515-674-9154

Email: colfaxcompreschool@aol.com


Drake University Head Start

112 Thomas Jefferson Dr.
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-2498

Website: https://www.drakeheadstart.org

Preschool services contact number is 515-271-1854 or 1-800-443-7253 ext 1854


Noah’s Ark Preschool

902 E 15th St. S
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-2083

Email: noahsarkorg@aol.com


SHARE Preschool

1115 S 8th Ave. E
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-8639

Website: https://sharepreschool.com


Resources and Education for Child Care Providers

Iowa State University Extension Outreach (ISUEO) Early Care and Education

Services available to all registered and non-registered child care providers in Jasper, Marion and Poweshiek County seeking training tools to support professional growth, parent education, or technical support with child care issues. Offers a wide variety of professional growth, parent education or technical support with child care issues. Offers a wide variety of professional development trainings on early childhood topics, as well as a resource library of educational materials and themed kits which can be checked out by anyone living or working in the three counties.

550 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-5437

Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/jasper

Fax: 641-791-0769


Child Care Resource & Referral

CCR&R of Central Iowa works to connect families with quality early care and education options and facilitate professional development opportunities or the adults who care for and educate our youngest Iowans.

Orchard Place
808 5th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 855-244-5301

Website: https://iowaccrr.org

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(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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