Childcare & Schools


Public Schools

The communities of the Mid-Iowa region feature nearly 90 quality public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Many of our schools are rated by Sperling’s Best Places at 7 or higher. On average, our communities feature higher per-pupil instructional spending and lower teacher-student ratios than the national average. Nearly all of our school districts have a 90% graduation rate.


Day Care and Early Learning Centers

The Child Care Client Portal at the Iowa Department of Human Services enables you to search for child care providers throughout the state, including the Mid-Iowa region.  You can search by the type of provider and learn about locations, rates, vacancies, and much more.

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Housing Choices for the Mid Iowa Growth Partnership Region.

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The Mid Iowa Growth Partnership (MIGP) was designated a regional collaborative by the State of Iowa in mid 2005. The Partnership consists of eight counties located in north-central Iowa, a region with a population of 165,000 and a potential labor force of over 240,000. The Mid Iowa Growth Partnership welcomes this opportunity to provide you with the information you need to facilitate or initiate your request in the Mid-Iowa region.

Choosing the Mid-Iowa Region for Your Business.

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