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We are proud to be an Iowa QRS 4-Star Center!!


Altoona 8th Street Child Care has been recognized by the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) as a 5-Star center.  QRS is 1 to 5 stars. The QRS system is designed to assure quality care of children based on standards set by the Iowa Department of Human Services.  Categories are state licensing, certification from Bureau of Food and Nutrition (USDA), Iowa Department of Public Health assessment and contracted agreement, staff training and other staff matters, center self-assessment, health and safety certification through child record review and injury prevention checklist and other factors.

We are the only 4-Star Child Care Center in the Altoona area!


We are very proud of this high award and credit our staff for making our center a great place for kids!!


For more information see IA QRS.

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