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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 relocation@pella.org for details.

Daycare Centers

The Pella Early Learning Center  provides an educationally-based day-care service for infants, toddlers, 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. They also offer a full day preschool experience for 4- to 5-year-old children. Their Rising Star Program is a “hands on, minds on” curriculum that engages the child and gets them excited about learning.

Before and after school care as well as full day summer care is offered to children who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information 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.

De Kinderen Huis is founded on the research-based principle that physical activity has a direct correlation to cardiovascular and muscular health, as well as brain development. The environment is specifically designed to provide your child with an active learning environment. They serve infants through school-aged children. For more information call 641-629-1424.

After School Programs

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