Welcome to Grinnell Community Daycare & Preschool

Mission Statement

At the Grinnell Community Day Care and Preschool we provide a safe, supportive, educational environment for the healthy development of each child.

A Letter From the Director

Welcome to the Grinnell Community Daycare and Preschool!  This center has a long, established day care tradition since 1969.  You will find an interesting history at the back of this handbook, which illustrates the deep commitment of the people of Grinnell to our center.  Our center is an example of what can be achieved for the children of this world when a community gives its very best effort to support the education and care of its children.  We are so fortunate to have a facility that offers beautiful classrooms, an early childhood pool and full gymnasium.

I have been working with children since 1996 as a preschool teacher and as a director of a childcare and preschool. Our staff is made up of college-educated teachers and trained aides that are chosen for their dedication, caring and responsibility.  We know how precious your children are to you and want to create the best environment that we can while they are at our center.  We recognize and value the uniqueness of each child at their own level of development and serve the children of Grinnell and the surrounding area with love and care.

Kathleen Barnes



HOURS: M-F 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed on major holidays
1436 Penrose St. Grinnell IA 50112
Phone: 641-236-7214 Fax: 641-236-1141