Nothing takes a higher priority that the safety of our children. We are inspected twice per year by a visiting child care nurse and the fire department. These inspections are part of our Quality Rating System (QRS).
Our West 4th Street Center provides child care and preschool services for infants and preschool-aged children up to 5 years of age. We are licensed through the state by the Department of Human Services and participate in the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS). For more information about QRS, please visit https://dhs.iowa.gov/iqrs. All staff meet licensing regulations regarding employment. In addition, our teachers consistently attend training sessions to give your child the optimal Early Childhood learning experience. Our Preschool classrooms are led by teachers with Bachelors or Associate degrees in Early Childhood Education and meet Iowa Quality Preschool Program standards.
We participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under this program all meals served to your child comply with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional guidelines. Weekly menus are posted in each classroom on the parent bulletin board.
We are consistently in compliance with all inspections conducted by the Black Hawk County Health Department, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Waterloo Fire Department.
Providing a safe, nurturing, quality early childhood program to a diverse population regardless of income.
Grin & Grow, Ltd. dba. growing minds early learning center 608 W. 4th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50702 319.236.2063