About Us

Thank you for visiting Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center. We are a non-profit childcare center that has been providing quality, affordable childcare to needy families in Siouxland since 1914. Our goal is to help children develop positive attitudes about themselves, others, and school. Our programs are designed to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each child.

It is because of generous private donations, grants, scholarships, government funding and the United Way of Siouxland that we are able to provide 12 different funding options for low-income families. We understand the increasing difficulty for many families to find affordable care for their children while they try to provide an income for their family.


At Mary Elizabeth, we make it possible for parents and guardians that could not otherwise afford to go to work, school, counseling or other training to bring their children to a quality, affordable childcare center.


We are open year-round Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Our program is operated by certified teachers and an experienced staff. Mary Elizabeth is licensed by the Iowa State Department of Social Services and is a member of the Siouxland Preschool Initiative. We care for children ages 2 through 10 and require that all children have a physical examination and up-to-date immunizations. We offer three types of programs depending on your child’s age as well as a summer program.

Nothing is quite as rewarding as enriching a child’s life. At Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, we believe the day care experience can be part of that enrichment. Our care extends beyond providing a warm, healthy environment. We also offer structured learning activities for the intellectual stimulation of each child. Since 1914, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center has been the place “where love and learning go hand in hand.”