The YWCA Children's Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

With two convenient locations and extended care offered until midnight, we are here where and when you need us!

Lyons Campus

250 20th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa
Open Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Downtown Campus

317 7th Avenue South, Clinton, Iowa
Open Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Child Care Rates:

Weekly Childcare Rates
(effective 1/14/2019)
Part-Time                                    (0-25 hours) Full-Time
       (25.25-50 hours)
Full-Time Extended
        (50.25+ hours)
Infants $115 / week $205 / week $210 / week
2 Year Olds $110 / week $164 / week $200 / week
3 Year Olds
(fully toilet trained)
$100 / week $164 / week $195 / week
4 Year Olds
(fully toilet trained)
$95 / week $164 / week $190 / week
School Age- Extended Care
downtown campus only)
$68 / week $135 / week $182 / week

Extended-Care Childcare
Extended-Care childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years old at our downtown Children’s Center location. We are proud to be the only licensed childcare center in the area open until midnight. We will get your child to swim lessons as well as provide time for homework. Fees: same as above

Preschool Programming is included for all 3-year-olds who are at the center during normal preschool hours at no additional cost!

Free swim lessons are available for children 3 to 5 years who are in the YWCA Children’s Center a minimum of 20 hours per week ($5 registration fee applies).

For more information…
If you have any questions or would like to receive a tour of the Lyons Campus or Downtown Campus, please call the Children’s Center Director at 244-8340 or email

Tell us what you think...

Take the YWCA Children's Center Survey so we can better help you!

"My children have been attending the YWCA for a while now. They have made many friends. They are excited to get up every morning and be able to see their friends and the staff. The staff are very friendly and helpful, they make you feel safe to have your children in their care. The YWCA kids and staff are our extended family."
Tina Cahoon

Make the Transition Easier
On that first day you bring your child to the center, you may be nervous and your child may be too. Those first days in a new place and classroom can be challenging: for you and your child. We invite you to stop by anytime to observe your child's classroom and to help make her/his adjustment to new surroundings easier.

Opportunities to help:
Volunteers are always welcome! Please call the Children's Center at 563-244-8340 to learn more about volunteering.
>>Learn more about volunteering here

Scholarships for families needing help with childcare or preschool are always appreciated and anyone wishing to
contribute may do that by contacting Becky at 563-244-8340 or

YWCA Children's Center Extended-Card child care is funded, in part, by Clinton/Jackson Early Childhood Iowa.