Grinnell Community Early Learning Center


Mission: This center has a long, established day care tradition since 1969. Our unique & interesting history illustrates the deep commitment of the people of Grinnell to our center.  Our center is an example of what can be achieved for the children of this world when a community gives its very best effort to support the education and care of its children.

Location: Grinnell (0.5 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Classroom support –  a wide range of activities: working with infants, toddlers, and young children, including rocking babies, reading with children.



  • One-time events: no
  • Ongoing: yes
  • Groups possible? no

When is service needed: Our center is open year round.

Number of hours: Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: no
  • Fully virtual possible: no


Prerequisites: Background check, fingerprints, current physical

Background check required: yes

Equipment/logistics needed: Nothing needed



Training supplied: Mandatory Child Abuse Training, and guidance as needed.

Equipment or logistics supplied: Anything needed is supplied


How to apply: By email to or by calling 641-236-7214

Contact: 641-236-7214,


Operation information: Located in a state-of-the-art facility that houses all our classes and programs, and allows us to care for infants to 4th graders.  We are licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services and fully insured. We meet or exceed all state qualifications. We have a 5-star rating on the Quality Rating Scale for Iowa.  We offer individualized assessments, flexible hours, creative centers, and much more.  Our staff is certified in both First Aid and CPR.

Address: 1436 Penrose St, Grinnell, IA 50112

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