North Scott Child Care

Open Monday through Friday

Virgil Grissom Elementary Site
(open year round for ages 2 -12)
500 Lost Grove Rd., Princeton, IA

Alan Shepard Elementary Site
(open for before & after school when
school is in session)
220 W. Grove St., Long Grove, IA

Edward White Elementary Site
(open year round and before/after school)
121 S. 5th St., Eldridge, IA

(563)285-9710 (main)
(563)285-4450 (Ed White Site)

E-Mail Address

Theresa Tobin-Seghers
Program Director

Philosophy and Goals

North Scott Child Care’s focus is on the development of the whole child. Our primary goal is to help young children use the environment productively and see themselves as individuals who are developing the skills and understandings that will enable them to make sense of the world and to succeed.  

Our program fosters creativity in both children and teachers. Children’s creativity is supported by providing a safe environment that encourages them to try new things and to risk making mistakes. Teacher’s creativity is supported by a program framework that encourages them to be innovative and responsive to the needs of the children.  By focusing on both teachers &child, North Scott Child Care’s program provides an environment in which they can thrive.

North Scott Child Care is licensed by the State of Iowa

Our facility is inspected regularly to ensure that we are providing safe, healthy, and appropriate care for children.

Preschool Session—We provide a safe and healthy environment that allows children to explore and discover. We use ‘The Creative Curriculum’. It is a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery for learning with lots of hands on learning activities.  

All-Day Care—Provides social and emotional support which are key elements that help children build a strong foundation on which to grow and learn. This program includes the preschool session, lunch, rest/quiet time and additional learning opportunities.  

Before and After School Care—First and foremost, it is our goal to develop positive and supportive relationships with the children and families we serve. Our program offers a balance between teacher directed and child directed activities and projects. We provide breakfast, snack, homework help, gym or playground opportunities and encourage a sense a community and respect for others.

Summer Care—This program offers age appropriate activities including but not limited to the following; gym time, exploring the great outdoors, water play, team sports, arts & crafts, and several field trips each week.  We also offer drop-in care and flexible schedules during the summer. This program also allows children to participate in the school district's summer academy.

North Scott Child Care will accept children ages 2-12 years old. Before children are accepted into the center, the parent/guardian must complete all enrollment forms prior to their first day of attendance.

These are the rates as of 08/23/2017 and are subject to change.  

Enrollment Fees
Fall Enrollment $50.00/per child
Summer Enrollment $45.00/per child

Preschool Age (Only at Virgil Grissom)
2, 3, & 4 yr olds
Preschool Session (8:30-11AM) $13.00/day
Half days $135.00/wk or $30.00/day
Full days $150.00/wk or $35.00/day

School Age (Grissom, Shepard & White)
Before School $60.00/wk or $14.00/day
After School $60.00/wk or $14.00/day
Before & After $75.00/wk or $16.00/day
Summer/No school days
Full days $150.00/wk or $35.00/day

All the little extras
 Grissom open 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM year round
 White open 6:00 - 8:00 AM & 3:00 - 6:00 PM - on school days, summer & no school days open 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Shepard open 6:00-8:00 AM & 3:00 - 6:00 PM on school days
 Transportation from Neil Armstrong & John Glenn to Alan Shepard
 Available on all late starts and early dismissals
 Open most days that schools are closed* (except major holidays and weather related closings)
 Summer program with weekly field trips
 Homework help/Reading time
 Gym & Playground use
 Breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks and lunch** provided (lunch provided only on days school is in session)
 Participate and the Child and Adult Care Food Program

"If you are a parent of children receiving child care or a child care facility interested in participating in the CACFP, or have questions about the Program, contact USDA at (703) 305-2590 or the Iowa State agency at:  Iowa Department of Education Bureau of Nutrition and Health services Grimes State Office Building Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146 Phone: (515) 281-5356 Iowa Non-Discrimination Notice:  “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website:”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital Status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at complaint_filing_cust.html. Or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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