​ Classrooms are organized based upon age. Our age-based curriculum features a full day of developmentally appropriate and fun activities where children will develop socially/emotionally, cognitively, and physically. We use a curriculum based on "Best Practice" for learning and development. Lesson plans will change approximately every week and typically rotate around the calendar. The activities that are chosen are open ended, which means they grow with the level of the individual child. The infant and toddler rooms will have age appropriate activities that allow them to explore and learn through play. Daily lesson plans follow the framework of the "Creative Curriculum".

Meaningful Play

The best way for a child to learn is through play!

While toys are fun for children, they are also tools that help to teach! We provide a variety of age appropriate toys and materials for learning and development. Our skill building toys and materials are grouped into centers, and available for the children throughout the day. Certain toys are always available, and others switched periodically to keep interest. Books, dramatic play items, fine motor/gross motor materials, blocks, and musical instruments, to name a few, are always readily available to children! 

"​​We believe that the first five years of life are the most important in a child's development and learning."

Contact Information 

M-F:  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


(319) 545-4033


 (319) 545-4036


Assistant Director:

BASP Director:​​​​


Whole-Child Approach 

Little Clippers takes a whole-child approach to early childhood education. Teachers, administrators, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social-emotional, and behavioral, needs of each and every child we serve! 

Zero to Three

(0-3 years)


​​STEP 1 

Contact a Director for information on available spots and take a virtual tour of our facility below!


To secure a spot for your child complete and turn in the below Enrollment Application along with the accompanied non-refundable $50.00 registration fee (per child). 

*Additional paperwork and two week deposit is required before a child's start date.