Education and Child Care
 

Creston receives high marks in a state nationally recognized for excellence in education. The people of Creston realize the importance of education and are committed to maintaining outstanding schools, both public and private.

 
 Day Care
 

I Think I Can Child Care Center - 705 South Cherry, 641-782-7117

I Think I Can is the only licensed childcare center in Creston.  It has received a 3 Rating on the QRS System, which is a quality rating system sponsored by the State of Iowa. 

Here your child is well supervised in a clean, safe environment that is staffed with responsible caregivers who respect and appreciate your child’s unique characteristics. They provide care from 5:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. for infants through 12 years.  They offer full time, part-time and drop in care.

Their Before and After School Program, also ranked with a 3 in the QRS System, is located at the Creston Community Schools Early Childhood Center located at 901 North Elm Street.

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Southern Prairie YMCA - 1201 West Townline Street, 641-782-9622

Southern Prairie YMCA offers an After School Program.

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Information about current child care and early education programs can be obtained from  Child Care Resource and Referral
or by email at lookingforchildcare@westcca.org or by phone at 1-800-945-9778. 

 

 Preschools-High School

 

Creston Community School District provides an excellent educational opportunity for the youth of the community. The Creston Public School District includes one senior high school, an alternative school, one middle school and elementary school as well as an Early Childhood Center.  In addition there are numerous pre-schools plus one Catholic school with Pre-K through eighth grade and a Christian School located in Creston.

 

Preschools ..................................................................................................................

 
Creative Beginnings Preschool - 641-782-2384, 305 W. Howard Street

Discovery Kids – 641-782-3779, 701 Townline Street, Suite B

St. Malachy Preschool - 641-782-7125. 403 W. Clark Street

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) Preschool - 641-782-5095, 800 N. Sumner

Head Start Preschool - 641-782-6201, 901 N. Elm Street

 
 

Creston Community Schools ................................................................................................

 
Creston Community Schools - For more information call the main administration office at 641-782-7028.
The office is located at 801 North Elm Street. Website
 
Creston Alternative School - 801 North Elm Street. For information please call 641-782-7028.
 
 

Parochial School .............................................................................................................

 
St. Malachy School - Offering Preschool through eighth grade enrollment. The school and office are located at 403 W. Clark. The phone number is 641-782-7125. Website
 
 

Interdenominational School .................................................................................................

 
Mayflower Heritage Christian School - inter-denominational is currently enrolling Kindergarten through 6th Grade.  The school is located on the corner of Poplar and Townline.  For information call 641-782-0026.
 

 Colleges and Adult Education

 

Southwestern Community College has a student body of 1400 and over 100 full-time faculty and staff. It offers a strong arts and sciences program, an array of career education programs, plus a comprehensive adult and continuing education program.

 An elected Board of Directors representing 8 districts governs Southwestern Community College. The college district covers 3,804 square miles with a population of 65,000. Southwestern has satellite centers in Red Oak and Osceola. Southwestern Community College is located at 1501 W. Townline. The phone number is 641-782-7081. Website

 

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Buena Vista University also offers a four-year degree program and a 2+2 program in Creston. Buena Vista’s Creston office is at
701 W. Townline Road. The phone number is 641-782-6113. Website

 
 
 
 
  Creston Chamber of Commerce    P.O. Box 471, Creston, Iowa 50801      Ph: 641-782-7021   Fax: 641-782-9927 chamber@crestoniowachamber.com   Design: three C design