Ringgold County Daycare

Find Ringgold County Iowa daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.

Family Resource Center 302 North Lincoln Street Mount Ayr IA 50854 641-464-4339

Ringgold Co Head Start 304 North Lincoln Street Mount Ayr IA 50854 641-446-6311

About Ringgold County Daycares

Ringgold County Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Ringgold County, IA. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Ringgold County home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Ringgold County childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Ringgold County, Iowa come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Ringgold County Adult Daycares.

Iowa Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Iowa State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Iowa Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Ringgold County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Ringgold County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Ringgold County Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Ringgold County Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Iowa State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Ringgold County private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Ringgold County.

Ringgold County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Ringgold County, Iowa. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, IA law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.