Child Care Assistance helps pay for the care of your child while a parent or caretaker works or attends school. The Child Care Assistance program can also assist in finding child care. More information
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. More information
Both can be applied for at:
Department of Human Services
304 S. Maple Street
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone Numbers: 641-472-5011 or 800-642-6249
Walk in, and the receptionist will give you the paperwork to fill out. You will then be assigned someone to manage your case.
Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment accepts Child Care Assistance.
804 Dr. Robert Keith Wallace Drive
Phone Numbers: 866-472-6723 Toll Free, or 641-472-9400
Preschool hours are 9:30–11:50 a.m.
Child Care hours are 1–4 p.m., Monday through Friday
The website has information about the school, tuition, scholarships, etc.
Teacher/Child ratio: 1:6 for 2-year-olds; 1:8 for 3-year-olds; 1:12 for 4-year-olds
Agapeland Preschool & Child Care Center accepts Child Care Assistance.
1700 S. Main Street, Fairfield
Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Preschool 9-11:30 (no extra charge), optional after lunch preschool, provides breakfast, lunch and two snacks
Ages: 18 months – 5 years old, before and after school care up to age 12
Teacher/Child ratio: 1:4 = 18 months – 2 years old, 1:6 = 2 – 3 years old, 1:8 = 3 – 4 years old, 1:12 = 4-5 years old
Cost (without assistance) $110 per week, $70 part time, before/after school $5 each
Community Childcare Center accepts Child Care Assistance
611 West Jackson, Fairfield
Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
3 years old — Tuesday & Thursday mornings
4 years old — Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings
Pre-Kindergarten — Monday-Friday from 1:00 – 3:30
Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years old, before and after school care up to 12
Teacher/Child ratio: 1:4 = 6 weeks – 1 years old, 1:6 = 2 years old, 1:8 = 3 years old, 1:12 = 4 years old, 1:15 for school age children. Uses High Scope curriculum for preschool and Creative curriculum for grade school.
Cost (without assistance) – $20 per day for 2 years old and above, $22 for under 2 years old, before and after school $5 each.
SIEDA Head Start™ is a preschool experience for low-income and disabled children 3-5 years of age. Head Start™ is a holistic approach to early childhood education that addresses not only the educational needs of the children but also the health, nutrition, social, mental health and literacy needs as well. Multi-cultural classrooms serve children who are unable to speak English or speak English as a secondary language. Location: 201 South 23rd Street (walk-in to fill out application). Phone: 641-472-6140