Child Care

YMCA Child Care & Family Services

  • High quality child care at 3 locations
  • Preschool and Kindergarten readiness serving families with children ages 6 week and up.
  • Collaborations with Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley schools to offer before and after school care.
  • We ensure all families have access to great programs that include School Out Days, Snow Days, Summer Enrichment Programs and more.

For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Click here for files and forms


Davenport Early Learning Center
624 East 4th St.

Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

  • A $4 million center built in June 2016 in the heart of our downtown.
  • QRS Level 4

Newcomb Early Learning Center
2619 Division St.

Megan den Blaauwen | 563-345-6511

  • A collaboration with Newcomb Presbyterian Church on the corner of Division and Central Park
  • The center has an open floor plan in the lower level of the church and a playground that includes a variety of features and play options
  • QRS Level 5

Palmer YMCA Learning Center
724 Harrison St.

Jazmin Mendez Barradas | 563-323-4668

  • This facility was taken over from Palmer College
  • QRS Level 4

The Scott County Family Y’s Licensed Child Care programs:

  • Designed to meet the developmental needs of young children ages 6 weeks through 5 years
  • We provide experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development
  • We operate under all licensing regulations set forth by the State of Iowa’s Quality Rating System
  • All sites are state licensed and exceed the state-mandated ratio of teacher to students

YMCA Child Care Curriculum is developed from the following:

  • Specific needs and interests of the children
  • Talents and abilities of staff
  • Creative and safe opportunities to learn through play
  • Resources within the YMCA and the surrounding community
  • Click here for more info on the Creative Curriculum model

Universal Preschool in Davenport

  • A unique collaboration between the YMCA and Davenport Schools.
  • Funded by the Department of Education
  • No income guidelines to qualify for participation
  • FREE preschool program
  • Children must be 4 years old by September 15th of the current school year
  • Also available: Preschool for 3-year olds $65 per week

All day preschool
Preschool Location: Davenport YMCA Learning Center, 624 E. 4th Street
Contact: Brent Ayers @ 563-323-5770

All day preschool
Preschool Location: Newcomb YMCA Learning Center, 2619 N Division Street
Contact: Megan den Blaauwen @ 563-345-6511

9-11:30 am 
Preschool Location: Palmer/YMCA Learning Center, 724 N Harrison Street
Contact:  Jazmin Mendez Barradas @ 563-323-4668

>Child Care Enrollment Packet

PEP (Preschool Education Partnership)

  • Davenport Schools is a key part of the way the YMCA fulfills its mission and strengthens the community
  • The Preschool Education Partnerships, or PEP, is an example of our community working together

Children’s Village Hoover, 1002 Spring Street | Phone: 563-322-7649

Contact: Brent Ayers @ 563-323-5770

Children’s Village West, 1757 West 12th Street | Phone: 563-823-2086

Contact: Jazmin Mendez Barradas @ 563-323-4668


Click here for School Age Programs, including Before and After School, Summer and School Out!