Iowa Child Care Resources

Referral Agencies: (Will refer parents to Iowa child care providers and work to educate parents as to what constitutes quality care)

State Child Care Resource and Referral Contact (The regional contacts are listed below)
Iowa Department of Human Services
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-8746
Toll Free: 800-972-2017

Child Care Resource and Referral of Northwest Iowa
418 S. Marion Street
Remsen, Iowa 51050
1-800-859-2025 or 712-786-3427

Child Care Resource and Referral of Northeast Iowa
Exceptional Persons, Inc.

PO Box 4090
3675 University Ave.  
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-233-0804 or 1-800-475-0804

Child Care Resource and Referral of Southwest and South Central Iowa
West Central Development Corporation
PO Box 709  
701 10th St
Harlan, IA 51537
712-755-7381 or 1-800-945-9778

Child Care Resource and Referral of Central Iowa
808 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA  50309
515-246-3592 or 1-800-722-7619

Child Care Resource and Referral of Southeast Iowa
Community Action of Eastern Iowa

500 East 59th St
Davenport, IA 52807
1-800-369-3778

Iowa Child Care Subsidy Agency
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Community Services
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-7266

Iowa Child Care Licensing Agency
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Child & Family Services
Hoover Bldg., 5th Floor
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-6220
Fax: 515-242-6036

Complaints regarding a child care home or center:
Complaints should be reported to your local DHS (Department of Human Services) office.