• 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.

Scratch Cupcakes are BACK!!!  Click the logo for pricing and flavors.   If you are interested in purchasing some cupcakes and have not been contacted yet, please email audubonchildren@gmail.com

You can purchase cupcakes until March 9th.  The cupcakes arrive on Wednesday, March 28 between 4:15-5. 

Your purchase of cupcakes helps out the children of the Children's Nest. 

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! 

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

ACECO Dodgeball Tournament - February 25, 2018 at 12PM Player check in is 11:30.  Concession stand starts serving meals and snacks at 11:30.

2018 Center Court Sponsors:


Audubon State Bank

Landmands Bank

My Way Designs

Remsburg Service, Inc

Williams Welding

End Line Sponsors:

Audubon County Pork Producers

Sideline Sponsors:

Herbers Seed & Consulting

Kessler Funeral Home



Present Company

Robinson Ruhnke CPAs

Other Donors:

Audubon Community Schools

Audubon County Cattleman

Handlos Family Farms / Lawrence and Doris Handlos

Click here  for Rules and Registration Packet

Interested in being a sponsor? Sponsorship Packet is still available.

See our sponsors from last year. 

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.