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For questions and more information on HACAP's Health & Nutrition programs call us at (319) 393-7811 or by emailing info@hacap.org.

Child Care Services

Offering high quality child care programs.

Here are a few services we offer that are not only dedicated to helping families and children but dedicated to building success in the family. For more information on the programs or to find answers to your questions, please feel free to contact us.

Apply for Head Start

Head Start & Early Head Start

These comprehensive early childhood development programs have an overall goal of increasing school readiness of young children in low-income families. In addition, Early Head Start provides a home program for pregnant women and children through the age of 3.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

A federally funded program that’s offered free of charge to providers whose child care development home is registered with the State of Iowa. This program offers financial reimbursement to providers serving nutritious meals to children in their care, along with offering free nutrition training, in-home provider support, and professional development.

Child Care Nurse Consultants

Provides access to registered nurses that offer guidance and technical assistance to child care providers, families, and communities regarding the health and safety of children. Consultant activities may range from answering specific questions by phone to education and on-site consultations.

Paces to Quality

This program assists home and center-based child-care providers through professional development, home visits, equipment grants, and more. Funding is provided by Linn County Early Childhood Iowa and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa.