Early Childhood Center

Our licensed child care facility provides a positive, developmentally appropriate environment for infants to school-age children. Our mission is to provide early childhood care and education in a way that is developmentally appropriate and responsive to the needs of the community.

•   Child care is available Monday through Friday from 6 am – 6 pm all year long.
•   Preschool classes meet for 3 hours 2 – 5 days a week during the school year.
•   School-aged care is available before and after school and all day on holiday vacation days and summers.
•   Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Labor Day, 4th of July and Memorial Day.

Active Learning Preschool class options for  3 year olds: 
• Tuesday – Thursday (2 day):  8:15 – 11:15 am ($145/month)
• Monday – Wednesday – Friday (3 day):  8:15 – 11:15 am ($180/month)
• Monday – Friday (5 day):  8:15 – 11:15 am ($305/month)

For more information on Active Learning Preschool - click here.

Click here to register online for Active Learning Preschool for 3 year olds.
Download an enrollment form - click here.
Download an application for a Preschool Tuition Scholarship – English or Spanish.
Also, please fill out the certificate of immunization form and return it to
Early Childhood Center at 1070 7th Ave NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250.

Preschool Fees
•   Registration fee is $40
•   Community members not enrolled in daycare: 2 day ($145/month) or 3 day ($180/month)
•   Daycare families: 2 day ($63/month), 3 day ($72/month) or 5 day ($120/month) Also, charged daycare rate for the time they are in preschool.
•   Hospital employees who are not enrolled in daycare: 2 day ($140/month) or 3 day ($175/month)
•   If you would like to enroll your child please download an enrollment form and return to Early Childhood Center.

If you have any questions or interested in a tour of the center, contact us at (712) 722-8270.

Early Childhood Center earns high quality rating in 2014 & 2015
The State of Iowa awards the Early Childhood Center 5 stars in the Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS). Early Childhood Center is committed to improve the quality of care that children receive in early care and education settings. This is the highest rating of any Sioux County Childcare/Preschool Center.For more information about the QRS, please visit the website at: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/iqrs


  • Early Childhood Center: 712-722-8270

Early Childhood Center
1070 7th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250