Child Development Center

The Linn County Child Development Center offers full and half day early childhood programs for children ages 2 to 5. The center also offers child development services to families with low incomes and to children with special needs, so parents can hold employment or participate in college or job training.

Program Highlights

  • Highly qualified staff (PDF): All lead teachers have Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, with endorsements in Special Education. All assistant teachers have AA or CDA. Low staff turnover allows children to be cared for by a consistent group of teachers.
  • NAECY Accreditation: Linn County Child Development Center was one of first centers in the state accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and has been so since 1990.
  • The Center follows Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Guidelines by providing free, nutritious, home-style meals (Non-Discrimination Statement).
  • Parenting Classes are provided by Iowa State University Extension and Parent Consortium.

Center Services

  • Full Day Classroom
    • Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided free of charge
    • Small class sizes: One staff per six children

Currently Enrolled Students

Qualifying Income Verification

Here are different ways to verify your income:

  • Previous Year’s 1040 or 1040A Federal tax return for each parent
  • SSI benefits – Award letter or copy of monthly check
  • Child Support /Alimony – Court Order showing the monthly amount of child support
  • Iowa Workforce Development – printout of income for the past 5 quarters
  • FIP – printout showing any benefits for the previous 12 months, including the signature date on the LCCDC application
  • College Students – Enrollment Verification Form
  • Copy of VISA if unable to legally work in USA
  • DHS Child Care Assistance – DHS Block Grant

To start the enrollment process fill out LCCDC Application (PDF) and call 319-892-5733 to schedule a visit of our center