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The Iowa Regional Office staff is dedicated to increasing the supply and business sustainability of child care by strengthening home-based and center-based child care programs through business and financial training, coaching, consulting, technical assistance and access to capital.

The Iowa staff also bolsters the workforce and economy by helping communities find the right-sized solutions for child care through consulting projects; including child care market analysis, strategic planning and financial modeling of future facilities and expansions.

Register for the upcoming BFF Flyer & Schedule 2022  series!

Learn more about the Iowa Governor’s Rural Community Market Study Grant Program.


Featured Success Story

FCF’s Iowa team is focused on building the sustainability of quality child care businesses. Read more to learn how our loan fund and programming is making a difference for child care entreprenuers.

FCF Loans Increase Program Quality in Iowa

First Children's Finance is committed to the long-term success of your business. Many borrowers, like Lori Stamp, return to FCF to finance new projects. We're here to help you as your businesses changes and grows.
Success Story
completed Business & Financial Fundamentals© series for centers
trainings conducted since 2016
business consulting clients increased or sustained slots
net increase in slots in areas that received community consulting
Partner with us
  • To achieve financial growth and stability for your child care business.
  • To increase and sustain child care availability in your area.
  • To better understand your child care market, systems and funding streams.
How we can help
  • Business training
  • Business consulting, coaching and technical assistance
  • Lending as a Community Development Financial Institution
  • Community consulting and facilitation
  • Partnering to build solutions
Our areas of expertise
  • Accounting and Record Keeping
  • Board Governance
  • Budgeting & Cash Flow Projections
  • Business & Financial Policies and Procedures
  • Business Planning
  • Child Care Strategic Planning
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fund Development
  • Grantwriting and Administration
  • Leadership
  • Managing Enrollment
  • Market Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Partnerships
  • Staff and Human Resources
  • Tuition Strategies

Meet Our Regional Team

Heidi Schlueter

Iowa Regional Director
Direct: 515-575-9457

Angie Rae Duncan

Business Development Manager - Iowa
Direct: 515-316-9134
Mobile: 515-229-5064

Dana Miller

Business Development Specialist - Iowa
Direct: 515-335-4887

Contact this Branch Office

Iowa Regional Office

1601 22nd St, Suite 305

West Des Moines, IA 50266