Children’s Center

Child Care and Pre-School

Licensed and Accredited

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Caring for Children for Over 50 Years!

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Hours of Operation


6:30 am – 6:00 pm

School starts Aug 25

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Serving children 6 weeks to 9 years

History:  Children’s Center on the campus of Children’s Square has been serving the community for over 50 years!  We are the first licensed and accredited day care in Council Bluffs.

Your Child’s Safety:  Children’s Center is a secured facility with coded entry. Classrooms and hallways are monitored with cameras to ensure the safety and welfare of all students enrolled. Student arrivals and departures are monitored through our Pro-care system which tracks hours and who picks up the student.

Play Time: Outdoor play spaces are fenced and close to the building. Younger students have access to a soft track play area and older students have a natural environment featuring grass, sand, and a paved track for bikes. Indoor play is in our gym.


Infant Program

Children 6 weeks to 1 year have individual goals set each week that focus on large motor skills, small motor skills and vocalization including baby sign language to aid in communication. These goals are then evaluated and tracked in their portfolios. 

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Toddler Program

Children 2-3 years old focus on large and small motor skill development. The classroom environment is more structured with an emphasis on group activities that allow for stronger social skills and social emotional development. Language skills are strengthened through increased vocabulary and beginning letter identification.


Summer Program

Children post-kindergarten to age 9 can take advantage of the summer program, which is themed and has a variety of activities in coordination with each year’s theme. This program is enriched through field trips in the community.


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Three-year Old Pre-school

  • Dedicated to growth in all areas of development (physical, cognitive, social emotional, and linguistic)
  • Specific focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Activities include our recycling program, composting program, and school garden
  • Our program strives to prepare students for kindergarten by working in a more structured environment
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Four-year Old Pre-school

  • Partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Schools (CBCSD)
  • All lessons coordinate with CBCSD,
  • Gold Program tracks student development and follows them into their elementary journey.
  • Licensed preschool teacher in the classroom in the morning
  • Lessons reinforced in the afternoon with a full-time para educator.
  • Eligibility for this program follows CBCSD requirements: child must be an Iowa resident, and be four before September 15th.

Why Choose Children’s Center?

  • Fully Licensed and Accredited
    • Caring for Children for over 50 years


    • Family Involvement
    • Monthly Family Activities

    Child & Adult Care Food Program

    Serving children healthy food every day!


    5210 Member 2020

    • Healthy State Initiative Finalist
    • 2020 Finalist Video Entry
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    • Ongoing, observation based assessments for all four key areas of development
    • Aligns with Gold assessment tool used by Council Bluffs Community Schools

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