Happy Childhood Memories Start Here Safe, affordable, and high-quality childcare for families in Ankeny and the surrounding communities. I love Lil' Tots! :) n

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Early Development is fundamental to the growth of your child.

Our mission is to provide safe, affordable, and high-quality childcare for families in the Ankeny and surrounding communities. We strive to be a home away from home for all children in our care. Our goal is to support children’s desire to be life-long learners by providing them with age-appropriate education throughout their preschool years. We truly believe the future of the world is in our center!

Erica Abbott & Keyara Adams
Ankeny Lil’ Tots Center Directors

Learning Academy Hours

Monday 6:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday 6:30 AM - 6 PM

Happy Parents

I don’t know what I would do without Ankeny Lil’ Tots! We have been at this daycare for almost 6 years. I would not have survived the last few years without their constant love, understanding, and support. I cannot say thank you enough Ankeny Lil’ Tots!

The Northouse Family

The Directors and staff are always welcoming. They always go above and beyond for the parents and kids! We would honestly be lost with out our Lil' Tots family. The passion and love they have for each family is simply amazing. We are so lucky to be a part of this daycare.

The Caffrey Family

My family has been with Lil' Tots since 2015 and both my son and daughter attended for many years. My kids enjoyed their time there and always looked forward to dropoff. I am forever grateful to Lil Tots and the special care they provided my children over the years.

The Scheib Family

Ankeny Lil' Tots is a wonderful childcare center! The classrooms are very structured but with so many fun activities, such as art projects, unique sensory activities, educational centers, and nature walk for the kids to do, not just occasionally but almost every day.

The Schoorman Family

We chose Lil' Tots over all the others we looked at because we noticed a difference right away. It was clean, there was space, and the teachers seemed to enjoy themselves. My kids have learned so much which has set them up for success for their school years.

The Himes Family