Child Development Center at UnityPoint Health | For Employees

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

03 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

05 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

07 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

03 Patients
Waiting Now

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center, which provides quality child care for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines employees, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program.

The Child Development Center has 15 classrooms of children ages infant through 5-year-olds. Around 250 children are enrolled in the program, and the center sees around 125 to 150 of those children each day.

The center has a daily structured schedule for the children that is based from the Creative Curriculum. As a part of the Creative Curriculum, the children get to enjoy activities such as painting, water play, cooking activities, playing on the playground and sandbox.

"Accreditation truly does improve the quality of care we give," said Sue Huffman, Director of the Child Development Center.

The NAEYC accreditation standards were set to improve the quality of programs for children throughout the country. Ten different standards are set by the NAEYC, those standards are then broken down into 265 different areas that cover all aspects of child care giving and the education of young children.

Accreditation standards exceed state licensing standards and less than 10 percent of child care facilities across the country are accredited. Accreditation is valued by the Child Development Center and by its customers because it has higher education guidelines for staff, standards for toys and equipment, and higher health standards.

"Accreditation is very valued and it improves our interaction with the children in every way," said Huffman.