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Licensed Child Care

YMCA Licensed High-Quality Child Care

  • Programs with assistance available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • High quality child care at 3 Early Learning Center locations
  • Collaborative programs include Universal Preschool and the Preschool Education Partnership (see below)
  • See more detail about our Child Care Programs, Locations, Leadership and curriculum below

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Locations & Leadership

Davenport Early Learning Center
624 East 4th St.

  • A $4 million center built in June 2016 in the heart of our downtown.
  • QRS Level 4
  • Contact: Brent Ayers


Palmer YMCA Learning Center
724 Harrison St.

  • This facility was taken over from Palmer College
  • QRS Level 5
  • Contact: Brent Ayers

Questions and Information

Please contact at Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

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The YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley’s Licensed Child Care programs:

  • Designed to meet the developmental needs of young children ages 6 weeks through 5 years
  • We provide experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development
  • We operate under all licensing regulations set forth by the State of Iowa’s Quality Rating System
  • All sites are state-licensed and exceed the state-mandated ratio of teacher to students

YMCA Child Care Curriculum is developed from the following:

  • Specific needs and interests of the children
  • Talents and abilities of staff
  • Creative and safe opportunities to learn through play
  • Resources within the YMCA and the surrounding community
  • Click here for more info on the Creative Curriculum model

Please contact Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

Click here to email Brent

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