Family Based

Children and Families of Iowa

Organization to assist children, teens and families needing a safe home to helping them with trauma.

1111 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: 515-288-1981
Emergency Crisis: 515-243-6147


Fax: 515-288-9109 or 515-246-1245

Children in the Middle Class—Family Development Associates

Provide children in the middle and mediation education classes for parents in Marion County and the surrounding area who are separating or divorcing.

Family Development Associates
PO Box 231
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Phone: 1-800-261-5097


Families First of Pella

Offers activities to strengthen bonds, character and literacy within the family unit.

PO Box 807
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-8932


Family Development & Self Sufficiency Program FaDSS Program—MICA

Working to obtain self-sufficiency for our families.

3014 E Main St
PO Box 581
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-691-8270


ISU Extension & Outreach—Marion County

210 N Iowa St.
PO Box 409
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-2014


Heartland AEA

Consultation for families and students with disabilities.

1402 N Lincoln St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-2719


Parents As Teachers Group Meetings—”Parent Café”

Early childhood parent group education.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln St.,
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238


Parents as Teachers

Early childhood parent education and family support program offering in-home parental education.  Serving Marion and Jasper County.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln, St.
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238


Fax: 641-842-3442


Central College

812 University St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 877-462-3687


Des Moines Area Community College

Continuing education through community college with several campuses in central Iowa.

Toll Free: 1-800-326-2127


Elementary, Middle and High School

Knoxville Community School District

418 South Park Ln St
Knoxville, IA 50138

District Office: 641-842-6551
Northstar Elementary: 641-842-6527
West Elementary: 641-842-2185
Middle School: 641-842-3315
High School: 641-842-2173


Twin Cedar Community School District

2204 Hwy G-71
Bussey, IA 50044

Elementary School: 641-944-5245
High School: 641-944-5243


Melcher-Dallas Community School District

210 SW Main St.
PO Box 489
Melcher, IA 50163

District Office: 641-947-3731
High School: 641-947-3731
Elementary School: 641-947-3151


Pella Christian High School

300 Eagle Lane
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-4440


Pella Christian Grade School

216 Liberty St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-2414


Pella Community School District

210 E University St.
Pella, IA 50219

District Office: 641-628-1111
Jefferson Intermediate: 641-628-8267
Lincoln Elementary: 641-628-3970
Middle School: 641-628-4784
Madison Elementary: 641-628-4638
High School: 641-628-3870


Pleasantville Community School District

415 Jones St,
Pleasantville, IA 50225

District Office: 515-848-0555
Elementary: 515-848-0566
Middle School: 515-848-0528
High School: 515-848-0541



Building Blocks Preschool

Serves 3- and 4-year-olds.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
104 S Columbus St.
PO Box 481
Pleasantville, IA 50225

Phone: 515-848-5828

Creation Station Christian Preschool

Serves 4-year-old children

909 Franklin St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-8673


Marion County Head Start

Comprehensive child development program (contact Drake Head Start for qualifying guidelines). Operated through Drake University.

Located in Stepping Stones ELC
300 Panther Lane
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 1-800-44DRAKE ext. 1854    or     641-842-6117


Melcher-Dallas School District Preschool

Serves 3–5-year-old children, including those with special needs in the Melcher-Dallas school district.

1003 Park St.
PO Box C
Melcher, IA 50062

Phone: 641-947-3151

Montgomery Street Preschool

Serves children ages 2 to 5-years-old

First Methodist Church
313 E Montgomery St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-2193


One to Grow On Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-kindergarten program provided through Pella Christian Grade School.

216 Liberty St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-2414


Pella Early Learning Center (Childcare) Center & Preschool

Provides childcare for infants to age 5. On-site preschool is for children registered for childcare.

215 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-4845


Pella Community School District Preschool

Serves 4 and 5 year olds in the Pella school district, including children with special needs.

Lincoln Elementary
1111 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: 641-628-3970

Madison Elementary
950 E University St.
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: 641-628-4638

Pleasantville Community Preschool

Serves 3–5 year olds and children with special needs.

Pleasantville Elementary School
414 Jones St
Pleasantville, IA 50225

Phone: 515-848-0566


Stepping Stones Early Learning (Childcare) Center & Preschool

Provides childcare for children, infant to 5 years, with in-house preschool program open to the public and the before & after school program.

300 Panther Dr.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-7837


Twin Cedars Preschool

Serves 3 & 5 year olds in the Twin Cedars school district, including children with special needs

Twin Cedars Community Schools
2204 Hwy G71
Bussey, IA 50044

Phone: 641-944-5245

Special Services

Mid-Iowa Small Business Development Center

Provides one-on-one no-fee confidential counseling to existing business owners and would-be entrepreneurs in addition to providing workshops and seminars.

Valley Junction
318 Fifth St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: 515-331-8954



Provide training and health care services to farm and migrant workers.

1221 Center St., Suite 16
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 800-372-6031


Upward Bound (pre-college)

Applicants are at-risk students from participating middle and high schools whose supporting, adoptive or natural parents do not have a four-year degree.

Central College
812 University Ave.
Campus Box 0182
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-9000


DMACC in Knoxville

Assistance with admissions, registration, financial aid, transfer planning, career preparation and exploration.

305 S 3rd St.
Knoxville, IA 50138


Contact us

Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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