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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