Welcome to Mercy Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Michelle Meusburger

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 515-643-9090


Our Educational Programs

Infant boy crawling and smiling


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Preschool girl with short, brown, curly hair sitting at a table and smiling


Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Kindergarten boy wearing a plaid shirt and striped hat outside

Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Evonne M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing children's progress and the moment they learn something new.

Teaching since: 1997

Melanie S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the infants growth and developments and also being part of their milestones, helping them build a strong foundation and have positive self esteem.

Teaching since: 1987

Theresa S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to be a part of their first year of growth and development and get to help shape the person they will become.

Teaching since: 1995


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

Language Works Book Icon
language works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Science Works Lab Icon
Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

Art Smart Easel Icon
Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

Math Counts Numbers Icon
Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

Well Aware Healthy Icon
Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

Towards a Better World Tree Icon
Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

Caring Matters Hearts Icon
Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Thanks for always bringing a smile to Colin each day! It's easy for us to drop him off every morning knowing he is in such great care.Thanks for all you do.”


Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for all your help keeping Colin smiling each week with your interaction with him - we appreciate you working with him and all that you do. Thank you.”


Crystal & Derick

“We are so thankful Colin had you as a teacher over the past year. You have such a calming presence and are so good at anticipating his needs and teaching him. We've appreciated you sharing your knowledge and treating him as if he's family. We will miss you when he moves rooms!”


Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for keeping our kids happy, safe, and well educated. We enjoy seeing you at the front desk and always taking the time to talk to us - even when you are right in the middle of something. Thanks for all you do!”


Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for being such a calm and grounded presence for Nolan. You connect well with him and always seem to know what he needs to calm him down or brighten his day. We appreciate you passing along the funny and memorable stories from your day with Nolan. We're grateful for all of the time he's had with you!”


Crystal & Derick

healthy meals

Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.


Early Education Awards & Partnerships


Come Visit Us


Tell us Your Child's Birthdate or Due Date

What is your child's birth month and year?


Almost Done!

Submit your information below and we'll send you an email soon. We're excited to meet you!