Child Development Center

Safe Environment. Nurturing Childcare. Overall Development. Find It all at Indian Hills Child Development Center!

Kick-start Your Child’s Life. Changing. Education at the Indian Hills Child Development Center!

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Physical. Social. Emotional. Cognitive. Indian Hills Child Development Center is the perfect place for your child to grow and learn in these areas and more. Our goal is to help children learn how to learn. And what better way than to let the children’s interests and skills guide our curriculum?

From three weeks to six years old, our Child Development Center promotes an enriching experience for you and your child. Our education students, staff and faculty pour their hearts into the Center children’s development. But parents are at the core of every child’s life. You’ll be involved in every aspect of our programs. You and your child are the heart of our Child Development Center.


Mission, Philosophy, Staff, and Rates

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Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program

SWVPP is an opportunity for all 4 year old children in Iowa to enter kindergarten ready to learn! It is a free program offered by the Iowa Department of Education.

When is Preschool?

SWVPP Programs run 10 hours per week. Our program at Indian Hills runs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 from Labor Day through mid-May.

Daily Rates 2 and Older (per day):

  • 5 hours or less—$22.50
  • More than 5 hours—$33.50
  • Extended day (more than 10 hours) - $41.50

**A minimum weekly payment is required for all children enrolled—$134.00 per week**

A Preschool Discount of $9.25 per day is added to your bill. 

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Online Enrollment Inquiry

Interested in having your child and/or children join us at the Child Development Center? Great! Fill out an inquiry form to add your child to our waiting list and if a spot becomes available we will make sure to contact you and let you know.

All enrollment inquiries will be reviewed upon submission and child(ren) will remain on the waiting list for one year or until an appropriate opening becomes available (which ever comes first). After that time, a new inquiry must be completed.

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Where can you find us? Our Main Campus of course!

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Find us on the Ottumwa Campus or need to mail something to us? No problem, here's our address:

Child Development Center
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501


Got questions or concerns? Ask Casey!

caseyCasey Zimmeht, Director, Child Development Center
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501