Childcare in Pella

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 is offered locally through Crossroads of Pella, a non-profit community service resource. 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.

Positively Pella 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

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 web site 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:

Pella Early Learning Center
Contact 641-628-4845

Pella Recreation Center’s Cool School Program
Contact Pella Recreation Center at 641-628-4622

Pella Community Schools’ Kids Klub (Lincoln Elementary, Madison Elementary, Jefferson Intermediate)
Contact Amy Whitten, 641-780-4299

Vermeer Corporation’s Yellow Iron Academy
Contact 641-621-8940

Pella Community Art Center
One day per week program, contact 641-628-4571 for details.

De Kinderen Huis
Contact 641-629-1424