Licensed Child Care

YMCA Licensed High-Quality Child Care

  • Programs with assistance available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • High quality child care at 3 Early Learning Center locations
  • Collaborative programs include Universal Preschool and the Preschool Education Partnership (see below)
  • See more detail about our Child Care Programs, Locations, Leadership and curriculum below

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How do you get enrolled?


Locations & Leadership

Davenport Early Learning Center
624 East 4th St.

Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

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

Newcomb Early Learning Center
2619 Division St.

Kendra Terry | 563-345-6511

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  • 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.

Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

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  • This facility was taken over from Palmer College
  • QRS Level 5

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: Kendra Terry @ 563-345-6511

9-11:30 am 
Preschool Location: Palmer/YMCA Learning Center, 724 N Harrison Street
Contact: Brent Ayers @ 563-323-5770

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