Child Care

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  • Child Care - Learn more about and find licensed centers, registered child development home or child care home settings.
  • Quality Rating System - Many providers improve their performance by participating in a voluntary quality rating system.
  • Childcare Compliance and Complaint Reports -  Search a listing of all licensed child care centers and homes to view their annual compliance evaluations and any complaint reports that have been filed.
  • Child Care Assistance - Iowa offers subsidized child care for children in families with low incomes.
  • StatisticsThe Iowa Department of Human Services must report on the following incidents that occur in a child care setting: substantiated abuse, child deaths, or serious injuries.  

If you have concerns regarding a specific child care provider or child care business that is not meeting Iowa regulations, please contact the Iowa Child Care Complaint Hotline at 844-786-1296.

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