Where Lifetime Learning Begins

We Look Forward To The Opportunity To Serve Your Family

Our dedicated staff and Board of Directors delivers learning-focused, child-centered care to children and families. Children’s World is a partnership of families, community, and staff, actively promoting children’s development and self-esteem in an atmosphere of warmth and respect. Children’s World offers child care to children ages two weeks through fourth grade. Educational services, including Nursery School, are available to children beginning at age three.


The Center is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (If Christmas falls on a Thursday, the Center will be closed on the following Friday.)

The Center will close at 1:00pm on the following days:

  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

If any holiday falls on a weekend, we reserve the right to close the Friday before or the Monday after the holiday.

Child Care Assistance

Children’s Word accepts child care assistance from the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS). Please make sure DHS has your child care provider listed as Sheldon Community Day Care and Preschool/Nursery SchoolIf your provider is listed as Children’s World, it will NOT be accepted.

Child Care Assistance Application*

*Please submit application to Iowa Department of Human Services.

Food Program

CACFP Enrollment Form

CACFP Free and Reduced Meals Letter

CACFP Free and Reduced Meals Application

Forms & Resources

Frequently Used Forms

The forms listed below are forms frequently used or requested at Children’s World. If you have any questions or if you are looking for a different form, please ask the Front Office Staff.

Family Handbook

Infant - TK Physical Forms

Pre-Enrollment Registration Form

School Crew Physical Form

Infant Pre-Registration Form

Ages & Stages

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of children ages 0 months to 11 years. Each handout includes appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents. Each handout has been created by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

0-12 months

12-18 months

18-24 months

2 Years

3 Years

4 Years

5 Years

6-8 Years

9-11 Years


Parent Evaluation

Please fill out the form below to let us know how we’re doing!

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Children's World provides a clean environment that is focused on growth and development.*
Staff makes an effort to welcome my child when I drop them off.*
The staff communicates with me about my child when I pick them up (beyond the daily sheet).*
I am kept up-to-date on my child's development progress.*
I am informed of incidents that impact my child.*
I would like to receive an informational flyer regarding billing and policy regulations.*
I feel comfortable and confident leaving my child in the care of their providers.*
I feel my child receives quality care.*
The Children's World staff is approachable and understanding.*
I feel my concerns are addressed in an effective and timely manner.*
Would you like to receive your child's daily sheet on your phone or through email instead of paper?*
If provided, would you attend family night at Children's World?*

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Call us at 712.324.4837 or fill out the form below.