Beginning in 2001, the dream to provide quality childcare and preschool programs to the community began in the basement of the director’s home.  11 years later, add childcare centers, preschool programs, KPREP, before and after school child care….equals over 600 children cared/loved for and a dream come true.

“Being from a small community myself, I yearned to raise my own children the same way. To do that I added in my life long desire to work with children and was able to develop a facility to achieve both.  We are very lucky to have started in Marion and eventually developed into Cedar Rapids to build this community that every parent is comfortable sending their children to. All together, I am very happy and lucky to have my children in great hands and be able to provide the same for our many families over all these years.” – Kathy Pruitt (owner/director)

All of our locations offer a child centered technique.  We encourage children to learn concepts and skills through self-discovery, while our teachers remain available to maintain the flow of the classroom and to assist children in their discoveries.  During their circle times and throughout their day, we are using an academic based curriculum. With our teachers leading by example and helping the little ones learn on their own, their social skills along with their education received at Hand In Hand will more than prepare your child to enter into their academic career. We enjoy showing children new ways to count, sort, create and follow patterns and also start encouraging literacy at the infant level with a print rich environment.

We are dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full potential in a nurturing, creative environment. Your child’s comforts, needs and safety are always our number one priority.

Below is a link to an example of the daily routines that children may follow at any or all of our centers:

Daily Schedule

Do you have more questions about our curriculum? We would love to set up a tour with you and your family to go over the specific program you are enrolling for. Please refer to our “Contact Us” page for center locations and contact information:

Contact Us