ACPC provides childcare services for children 18 months to 12 years. Children participate in planned activities geared toward their developmental levels. Full day childcare is available for children up to kindergarten. Before and after school care is provided at a variety of sites in Ames for school age children.

All sites operated by ACPC are licensed by the State Department of Human Services. ACPC policies and state regulations ensure that all children are supervised in a safe yet warm and relaxing environments. The sites we operate are located in downtown Ames or in neighborhood schools to ease the travel time for our parents and children.

To help parents reduce childcare expenses, ACPC allows families to enroll their children on a full or a part-time basis. A sliding fee scale, funded by ASSET (Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team), provides families with reduced tuition fees based on family size and income to assist families in maintaining employment and furthering their education.  ACPC also proudly accepts childcare assistance through the state of Iowa.  Military families can also utilize the Child Care Aware program to assist with tution while attending ACPC's Main Center.


Programming for children 18 months-3 years old.

Individualized care and comfort

Opportunities for exploring, looking, listening, verbalizing and practicing new skills

Neighborhood outings

Utilization of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold


Tuition Rates

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Parent Policies

Main Center

School Age