Tipton Adaptive Daycare, LLC

Quality, professional childcare for children of all ages, needs and abilities.

563-886-3143, email: Mrs.V@TiptonAdaptiveDaycare.com



Tipton Adaptive Daycare, LLC is operated by a registered nurse and pre-school teacher with over 20 years of experience working with children and individuals with disabilities.

In most daycares for children with special needs, a nurse stops by briefly for medications and treatments, or your child may not be seen by a nurse at all.  With a nurse providing continuous care and observation, early detection and intervention can occur before problems escalate.

When children are healthy, they are better prepared to learn and reach their developmental potential.

More information on services for people with disabilities can be found at  

An excellent resource for used medical equipment, furniture, office supplies, and misc. is The U of I Surplus, which can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/~fusmm/surplus.html

To request additional information, or to enroll your child, call 563-886-3143 or email Mrs.V@TiptonAdaptiveDaycare.com

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Tipton Adaptive Daycare, LLC is located in a quiet residential neighborhood on the north side of the Tipton City Park.  The Tipton Aquatic Center is located just outside of our play yard.

Our daycare is a Category B Child Development Home.  We participate in the Child Care Nutrition Program. Our home is wheelchair accessible, and we have a fenced play yard. 

We will soon be opening a Licensed Child Care Center at 1325 Cedar Street, Tipton, Iowa. You can follow our center project progress at www.facebook.com/pages/Tipton-Adaptive-Daycare/96073698576

More information on daycare registration can be found at the DHS WEBSITE and the Child Care Nutrition Program for family daycare homes can be found at the COMMUNITY ACTION WEBSITE and for child care centers at the IOWA DEPT. OF EDUCATION WEBSITE.

Children attending Tipton Schools can catch the bus three blocks from the daycare.  Arrangements can be made with the school district for children with disabilities to be picked up in front of the daycare.

More information on Tipton Schools and the City of Tipton, Iowa can be found at  www.tiptoniowa.org


Tipton Adaptive Daycare, LLC is a Medicaid HCBS provider for SCL, IMMT and Respite services under the Ill and Handicap, Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability and Children's Mental Health waivers.  We also accept DHS Title XX child care assistance and Promise Jobs reimbursement.  Pre-school scholarships are also available through the Cedar County Empowerment Board.  www.empowercedarco.org or 563-886-2226.

Any child between the ages of 6 weeks and 18 years can attend, but children with disabilities or special medical needs are given priority on our waiting list.

We are open 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, except major holidays.  After hours respite is available by appointment. Additional hours and days will be available at the center if there is sufficient demand.


Adaptive preschool activities are provided, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed for school-readiness.  Activities are variable to allow all children to participate, regardless of physical disability or developmental delay.  Our daily routine is flexible to meet the changing needs of the children.

Children with chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy, are encouraged to participate in symptom recognition and disease management as appropriate.  Therapists are welcome to meet with their clients while they are at daycare.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide high quality child care that incorporates the unique needs of each child to maximize each child's progress toward independent functioning in self-help, social, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, self-regulation and communication skills.


Vision Statement:


Our vision is to provide child care that allows all children to participate in age-appropriate activities as independently as possible, and in the least restrictive environment, regardless of physical or intellectual disability, developmental delay or special medical needs.



  1. Respect - Each child and their family have unique needs and abilities, and they are not defined by a diagnosis or condition.
  2. Empowerment - Children benefit from learning how to do things on their own more than they benefit from having things done for them.
  3. Inclusiveness - Provide care in a natural environment so that the children have opportunities for the same experiences as their non-disabled peers while receiving the specialized services they need.
  4. Partnership - Collaborate with other community and state agencies to help meet the needs of the children and their families and to provide appropriate referrals.
  5. Integrity - We have a responsibility to use ethical behavior in all interactions with clients, volunteers, and the community.

Tipton Adaptive Daycare, LLC would like to thank the Cedar County Empowerment Board, The Variety Club of Iowa, and the Iowa Afterschool Association for their generous grants to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of our program.

We'd also like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations of time, labor, materials and/or equipment to our center construction project: Chase & Candace Scott, Kelly Jackson, Virginia Rosche, Eric & Gail Daniels, Jeff Crane, Rachel Lewis, Debbie Mandella, Amanda Gassman, Don & Rita Drager, Jesse Ford, Randal, Bran, Tyler, Corrine & Meghan VanderGaast, ATG Stores, Wesco Manufacturing, Rockwell Pigments, Easter Seals, Mom's Crowded Closet, National Foundation for the Blind and our anonymous toy donors.


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