Pinecrest Center

Our Pinecrest Center provides child care and preschool services for infants and preschool-aged children up to 5 years of age. We are licensed through the state by the Department of Human Services and participate in the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS). For more information about QRS, please visit

All staff meet licensing regulations regarding employment. In addition, our teachers consistently attend training sessions to give your child the optimal Early Childhood learning experience. Our Preschool classrooms are led by teachers with Bachelors or Associate degrees in Early Childhood Education and meet Iowa Quality Preschool Program standards.

Pinecrest participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under this program all meals served to your child comply with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional guidelines. Weekly menus are posted in each classroom on the parent bulletin board.

We are consistently in compliance with all inspections conducted by the Black Hawk County Health Department, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Waterloo Fire Department.

The Waterloo Community School District partners with us to provide preschool services through Iowa’s Voluntary Preschool Program. This program is available to any child who is four years of age by September 15th of the school year.

The Pinecrest Center hosts Project High Hopes, one of Iowa’s Shared Visions Grant Programs for At-Risk Children. Project High Hopes is an accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves children aged 3 and 4 year olds.

Please come visit us!