Child Care Providers

Laughing BabyChild Care Consultants

Family Resource Center
Early Childhood Educational Advisor, Amy Shannon
120 1st Ave NW, Suite 14
Clarion, IA 50525


Child Care Nurse Consultant

Webster County Public Health
Tricia Nichols
723 1st Ave South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501



Professional Development Opportunities

The knowledge, skills, and practices of caregivers are important factors in determining how much a young child learns and how prepared that child is for entry into school. Early childhood caregivers need to have deeper understandings of child development and early education issues; provide richer educational experiences for all children, including those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged; engage children of varying abilities and backgrounds; and connect with a diverse array of families. As a caregiver you are required to take classes to enhance their abilities to support young children’s learning. The following links provide you access to all the professional development that is currently available.


Quality Rating System (QRS) - website 

The QRS a voluntary child care rating system for child development homes, licensed child care centers and preschools, and Child care programs that are operated by school districts.

Child Care Resource and Referral
Jody Lehman
418 South Marion St.
Remsen, Iowa 51050