• Albert's Old Fashioned Picnic article 2017. 
  • Take a look at one of our very own.  Kate Hargens named Citizen of the Year. Read the article here. 
  • Our article in the newspaper about our dodgeball tournament as our fundraiser.

Brag Book

Check out what we have been doing

 Check out our latest photos on Facebook.  

Enroll your Child today!  


The Children's Nest is the first and only licensed childcare center serving Audubon County.  Housed in a renovated wing of The Friendship Home, daily routines offer developmentally appropriate activities promoting social, physical and cognitive learning and well being.  The Children's Nest is operated under the Audubon County Early Childhood Organization, a non-profit group dedicated to supporting early childhood care providers in Audubon County. 


  • ​High quality care starting at 6 weeks of age
  • new, progressive facility with age appropriate classrooms
  • individualized care based on children's age and development level
  • caring, passionate staff that undergoes background screening and continued trainings
  • Nutritious meals and snacks support by the USDA Adult and Childcare Food Program
  • Licensed by the State of Iowa
  • Open Monday - Friday, 6 am- 6 pm, available on most no school days
  • conveniently located in Audubon


Click here for a listing of upcoming community events supporting The Children's Nest!



  • Open from 6 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Licensed by Iowa DHS
  • Participate in Quality Rating System
  • Participate in Childcare Assistance programs​​

Do you love children and have experience in early childhood education? The Children's Nest seeks to hire only the best! 

Serving children ages 4 weeks through 5 years old and after school care.  Through age appropriate curriculum and activities, we help prepare kids for school and life. 

There are 2000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. The first 2000 days of a child’s life have a PROFOUND and LIFELONG impact on physical and emotional well-being, readiness to learn and succeed, and ability to become a productive citizen.

High quality Care 

Job Openings

for little ones

#GivingTuesday

Stay tuned to see how you can give to the Children's Nest.