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A quality childcare provider makes a great impact on the development of a child.

You can rest easy when your child is in a safe, mentally stimulating and caring environment.

In-home Childcare Options

The Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency aids in helping you find area child care providers. Contact CCR&R for information about child care options in our county, how to choose quality child care and information on child care assistance for qualifying families. To talk to CCR&R, call 641-628-1212.

HelloPella can also assist in finding in-home daycare. Let us know what you are looking for, and we can try to connect you with childcare providers that have openings specific to your needs. Contact for details.

Daycare Centers

New Horizon Academy is devoted to a commitment of excellence and the development of a healthy sense of self in every child enrolled in their programs including infant, toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and school-age children. The accredited curriculum includes character development, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math), sign language, enrichment programs, and more, with an emphasis on building confident learners with our reputable staff. For more information see their website or call 641-628-4845.

Vermeer Corporation’s Yellow Iron Academy provides a safe, nurturing and engaging environment for children to learn and develop their full potential. They serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten prep and school-aged children. Their state-of-the-art facility opened in 2014. They are accepting enrollments from the community as well as employees at this time. See their website for more information.

Coming Fall 2024: Little Dutch Academy at the Viersen Early Center (a part of the Pella Community Schools) is a preschool facility for three to five year olds. The Little Dutch Academy uses Creative Curriculum and GOLD assessments, alongside licensed early childhood education teachers, to build strong educational foundations and a love of learning for three hours a day. In conjunction with preschool, “wrap around care” is also availble: a child care program extending developmentally appropriate structure and activities to continue student learing throughout te rest of the day. For more information visit

After School Programs

Several places offer after-school programs. Here are a few to get you started:

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