Access


Little Clippers is responsible for ensuring the safety of all children at our centers and preventing harm by being proactive and diligent in supervising not only the children, but other people present at the facility.


Any person in the center who is not an owner, staff member, substitute, or subcontracted staff or volunteer who has not had a record check and approval to be involved with child care shall not have "unrestricted access" to children for whom that person is not the parent, guardian, or custodian, nor be counted in the staff to child ratio. Center staff will approach anyone who is on the property of the center without their knowledge to ask what their purpose is. If staff are unsure about the reason they will contact their Director or Site Supervisor.

Environment


Little Clippers provides a healthy learning environment for children through appropriate hygiene, sanitation, and disinfecting methods. We understand that keeping objects and surfaces clean and free of disease causing germs is an important part of the daily routine in the child care environment. 


Children are most successful in a safe and healthy environment. Our rigorous cleaning, sanitation and disinfecting routine ensures our space is just that. Some examples of this are sweeping and moping of floors, sanitizating and/or disinfecting surfaces, bathrooms, and learning tools. Each classroom has two bottles of a peroxide based disinfectant for cleaning. One is labeled for cleaning eating surfaces and the other is labeled for changing tables and bathrooms. New solution is mixed daily according to the directions on each bottle.

Welcome to Little Clippers Child Development Center!


We provide high quality child care services for families with children six weeks to twelve years. Little Clippers is a childcare provider licensed by the State of Iowa and follows all rules and regulations as outlined by the child care licensing standards!

Visitation


We would love to see you! Come on in and visit! Little Clippers encourages all parents to drop in and visit the center whenever possible during our hours of operation! The only exception to this policy is if there is a no contact order in effect. A copy of this order must be on file at the center.


Parents are always welcome to accompany us on field trips or special activities. All visitors are supervised by Lead Teachers and Assistants and are not allowed under any circumstances to be left unattended with children.

About Us

Our Philosophy

We believe that the first five years of life are the most important in a child's development and learning. Through nurturing and individualized attention, we take great care to provide a warm, friendly, and fun environment for your child, while ensuring they receive the guidance and structure they need. So we developed a program that will encourage children to learn at this important time of his or her life.

Our Goal

We hope that our program of quality child care may be a real benefit to your child and family!  Our goal is to provide a safe and structured environment for children who need child care services. Our major concern is the well-being of all our children. We will direct and plan a daily program that is developmentally appropriate for all age levels. Activities are specifically designed to be varied and flexible and planned to be enjoyable, stimulating and motivating.

Learn More About The Services We Offer!

Little Clippers offers Center based and School based services, allowing families to choose which programs best fit their child care needs! Click on the button below to learn more!

Nutrition


We follow the State of Iowa’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The program is designed to give children a broad experience with food and encourage them to try all food groups with the goal of establishing healthy eating practices that they will carry into adulthood. Little Clippers kitchen staff prepares all of the meals and snacks to meet the CACFP standards. 

Hours of Operation:


MAIN SITE

415 Deer View Ave.
Tiffin, IA 52340
Phone: (319) 545-4033
Fax: (319) 545-4036
Monday-Friday: 6:30 am-6:00 pm


Emails:

littleclippers@southslope.net

littleclippers_jennie@southslope.net

littleclippers_basp@southslope.net


Standard Holidays observed by Little Clippers are:

New Year´s Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

*Christmas Eve will only be observed if it falls on a week day.


Little Clippers Centers are licensed for specific hours of operation, early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.

If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.