Happy Time Child Development Center

Where Children Come To Learn & Grow!

Providing your child with a curriculum and environment that you can rely on. At Happy Time Child Development Center, we understand that your child’s care and education is a priority and that choosing the right program is a big decision. Whether you are looking for before school, after school programs, full time or drop in care, Happy Time Child Development Center offers education and quality care, all at an affordable price.

Two toddlers being pulled in a wagon
Young child playing with magnetic squares
Two children spelling words with magnetic letters
Children playing with a STEM wall

Our Mission

At Happy Time Child Development Center, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique Daycare offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.


Our Philosophy

  • We believe that the family is the first and most important teacher in a child’s life and as educators we will respect and support that

  • We believe that young children learn through play and creative exploration

  • We believe that young children thrive in environments that are consistent, where the adults and the routines are reliable

  • We believe that young children benefit from an environment that is clean, safe and flexible to their needs

  • We believe young children need adults in their lives that are loving, caring and compassionate

  • We believe that each child is an individual and comes to us with a different set of moral and cultural values and that as educators, we will respect, support and cherish these differences


Our Classrooms


Yellow A

Infants 6 Weeks to 12 Months

Yellow B

12-18 Months


Red Room

18-24 Months

Purple Room

2 years


Green Room

3 years

Blue Room

4-5 years


Before and After School

Tilford Before and After School


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1310 West 1st Street
Vinton, IA 52349

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, and familial status.