About Our Program

Trinity Lutheran School Child Care is licensed by the State of Iowa Department of Human Services. We comply with all of the childcare regulations set forth by the Department of Human Services. A copy of the Child Day Care Licensing Standards is available upon request.

Trinity Lutheran School Child Care proudly participates in Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS). QRS was developed in Iowa as part of a nation-wide initiative to improve child care quality. TLS Child Care’s involvement in this program demonstrates our investment in quality care and education for Iowa’s children. Our program has achieved a QRS Level 4 rating, earning additional credits for professional development, environment, health and safety compliance, and family and community partnerships.

Extended Care (Before & After School Care)


This program is available to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Families looking to utilize this service must enroll their child(ren) annually, each August.

The Extended Care program runs Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-8:05 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Additional hours are available on Early Dismissal days, No School days, and Christmas/Spring breaks.

Preschool Child Care


Families needing additional care in addition to PREK3, PREK4, and AK program hours can elect to enroll in our Preschool Child Care program. This program is an extension of TLS Preschool programs and provides parents the opportunity for full-time or part-time care. Our high quality, affordable program exceeds State standards and continues to strive for excellence in Early Childhood Education.

Preschool Child Care is provided Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., including Christmas and Spring breaks.

Summer Academy


TLS Summer Academy provides your child with a multitude of educational and fun experiences throughout summer vacation. This high-quality program offers children opportunities to expand learning, develop critical thinking skills, and grow in faith. In addition to educational opportunities, Summer Academy spends time exploring the community (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays). Field trips include Wickiup Hill, Niabi Zoo, Kernel’s baseball, bowling, ISU Extension & Outreach, the Grout Museum, and MANY more!

Summer Academy’s hours are May 30-August 16, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

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