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At Altoona 8th Street Child Care, we approach each child as an individual with their own talents and one-of-a-kind needs. We want to be Altoona's premier child development center by continually exceeding quality expectations. Your family's experience is important to us!


Our Mission

Our mission is to be a place where your child can learn and grow while safely exploring the joy of being a child.


Our Philosophy

For the children to feel safe and loved in an environment where both center play and teacher directed activities are offered.  Children are given the opportunity to explore and participate in hands on experiences that promote creativity and socialization, in an environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed. 


About Us


We Value: Safety - Compation - Trust - Quality - Integrity - Advocacy - Foresight


Hours: The center’s business hours are from 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


We are licensed through the State of Iowa, Department of Human Services; we are licensed to care for 117 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.


Security is always an important factor in choosing child care for your children. We are a very secure facility that can only be entered with key fobs that are issued upon enrollemnt. We monitor all of our classrooms and our entry.  The cameras capture the daily events and record to a DVR to be viewed at a later time if need be. We want you to feel at ease while you're at work knowing that your child is in a safe and secure environment.


We are a privately owned center, that has been in business since 1991.  Bryan and Sue Jansen and Dick and Tracy Rector purchased the center in April 2003.


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