Phone: (712) 434-2284


Phone: (712) 200-1010




“Excellence in Education ”


Superintendent of Schools


Mr. Lynn Evans
(712) 434-2284



300 Ash Street
Aurelia, IA 51005
Phone: (712) 434-2284


"…it's the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs
and becomes a tree, so then the birds of the air come
and make nests in its branches"…Jesus.

Shared dreams and concerns of young United Methodist mothers, resulted in the January 1983 opening of the Mustard Seed Community Preschool.

Over the years more than 400 children have been nurtured by this vital community program.

Our nursery and preschool program continues today at the generous efforts of community "Friends" who see the value in this early childhood development program for our community.

Based on Christian principles, the Mustard Seed Community Preschool has met the individual and social developmental needs of young children.

Through appropriate age-level activities, in large and small group settings, social and communicational skills are introduced; fine and gross motor skills, as well, challenge the growing child.

Principles and skills introduced at home are strengthened and affirmed, as are "getting along" with the uniqueness of other individuals.
• Through field trips to community and area businesses
• Through providing programs for community organizations
• Through shared learning experiences in the classroom
• Through programs for or with parents & grandparents

Our young children have been, and continue to be, nurtured in their developing years and prepared for their years of growing in the community, and for serving the world that lies ahead of them.

These are classes for children ages 3 through 5

We are licensed by the STATE OF IOWA
Department of Human Services

Our Teacher/Directors are qualified and
experienced early childhood educators.

For more information contact


300 Ash St.
P.O. Box 745
Aurelia, IA 51005
Phone: (712) 434-2521

Monday-Friday year round,
except for major holidays.
5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Aurelia Day Care believes that children learn best through personal experiences. We are committed to providing a fun, safe, and educational place where young children can develop through hands on activities.

Why choose Aurelia Day Care for your children?
We provide a safe and developmentally appropriate setting for your children. We are a clean and trustworthy facility. When a provider is ill we will not close, there will always be another provider to fill in. We follow state regulations that allow you to know that our staff meets all background requirements. The staff is C.P.R. certified and is continuously attending trainings to improve their care skills.

Payment Due Date

Statements with itemized charges are distributed every Monday for services that were provided the previous week. Payments are due every Wednesday by 6 p.m. All payments received after this time will be charged a $10 late fee.

Free/Reduced-Price Services

Free or reduced price food and care are available to families that meet financial eligibility requirements. The director can assist in attaining such information.


Provide a warm, nurturing infant/toddler environment
A developmental learning center that provides high quality child care
Development of self-esteem