Childcare & Schools


Public Schools

The communities of the Mid-Iowa region feature nearly 90 quality public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Many of our schools are rated by Sperling’s Best Places at 7 or higher. On average, our communities feature higher per-pupil instructional spending and lower teacher-student ratios than the national average. Nearly all of our school districts have a 90% graduation rate.


Day Care and Early Learning Centers

The Child Care Client Portal at the Iowa Department of Human Services enables you to search for child care providers throughout the state, including the Mid-Iowa region.  You can search by the type of provider and learn about locations, rates, vacancies, and much more.

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Grow your business, big or small, in the Mid-Iowa region

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In Mid Iowa you get more house for less money

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Is your dream home situated along a riverfront with a clear view of the sun setting? Or how about an acreage where the kids can have a dog? Or having only a 20-minute commute from work? Or is it just being able to afford a home? In the Mid Iowa Growth Partnership region, your dreams can become a reality. We welcome you to come see for yourself.

Choosing the Mid-Iowa Region for Your Business.

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