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Tri-County Child & Family Development


About  Us

Tri-County Child & Family Development Inc. is a local non-profit corporation.  We have the privilege of holding the Federal grant to implement the Federal Head Start program in Black Hawk, Buchanan, and Grundy counties in Iowa.  Tri-County Child & Family Development is a single purpose agency, founded

30+ years ago, with hopes of keeping a viable Head Start program in our area. Our mission has been to serve the children and families in these counties.

Our 3 Primary Locations



205 Adams St. Suite 2,  Waterloo, IA



507 Argyle St.

Waterloo, IA



800 Milwaukee Ave. Waterloo, IA

Additional  Locations

  • Early Headstart Partnership Locations

    Hawkeye Community College - Child Development Center - 1501 E. Orange Rd. - Waterloo, IA 50701

    UNI Child Development Center - 1901 Campus St. -  Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Black Hawk County YMCA - 669 S. Hackett Rd. - Waterloo, IA 50701

  • Buchanan & Dunkerton School District Partnership Locations

    Dunkerton Elementary Site - 509 S. Canfield St. - Dunkerton, IA 50626

    East Buchanan Elementary Site - 414 5th St. N. - Winthrop, IA 50682

    Independence Elementary Site - 1009 1st St West, - Independence, IA 50644

    Jesup Elementary Site - 531 Prospect St. - Jesup, IA 50648

  • Cedar Falls Community School District Partnership Locations

    Aldrich Elementary Site - 2526 Ashworth Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Cedar Heights Elementary Site - 2417 Rainbow Dr. - Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Hanson Elementary Site - 616 Holmes Dr. - Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Lincoln Elementary Site - 321 W. 8th St. - Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    North Cedar Elementary Site - 2419 Fern Ave. - Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Southdale Elementary Site - 627 Orchard Dr. - Cedar Falls, IA 50613

  • Waterloo Community School District Partnership Locations

    Cunningham School of Excellence Site - 1224 Mobile St. - Waterloo, IA 50703

    Elk Run Pre-School Site - 433 McCoy Rd. - Elk Run Heights, IA 50707

    Highland Elementary Site - 812 Idaho St. - Waterloo, IA 50703

    Irving Elementary Site - 1115 W. 5th - Waterloo, IA 50702

    Lincoln Elementary Site - 302 Cedar Bend - Waterloo, IA 50703

    Kittrell Elementary Site - 1520 Easton Ave. - Waterloo, IA 50702

Public Notice
Iowa Notice Notice

It is the policy of Tri-County Child and Family Development Council, Inc. not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9.

If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy, as written by Tri-County Child and Family Development Council, Inc., please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004;  phone number 515-231-4121, 800-457-4416.

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Tri-County Child & Family Development Council Inc.

Role of the Governing Body

The Head Start Grantee for Black Hawk, Buchanan and Grundy Counties is Tri-County Child and Family Development Council, Inc. This is the governing body.  As stewards of their organization, the Head Start governing body must actively participate in a strategic planning process with the policy group, program staff, and other community organizations. This process includes determining the program’s philosophy, developing long-and-short range goals and objectives, and securing adequate resources for the agency to implement its goals and fulfill the mission. The governing body has the legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the Head Start grant. They must oversee the integrity of the program and assure fiscal oversight including internal controls.

Policy Council:

Federal law provides that every Head Start program has a Policy Council, mostly made up of parents, which oversees how the grantee agency is running the program in their area.  They discuss and vote on issues such as hiring teachers, curriculum, health issues, and criteria to get into our program.  Each of our centers, and our home-based program, has a Center Committee which elects someone to represent them on the Policy Council.  Our Policy Council meets every month, on the 2nd Thursday, at 5:30-7:30 PM, at our Maywood Center.  Childcare and a light supper are provided.  Michelle Weepie is the Tri-County staff member that coordinates Policy Council meetings.

Policy Council BY-LAWS

We empower families to help themselves by providing Building Blocks for Success.

TCCFD serves families with children from birth through school age, as well as families expecting a child.

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Contact Information

Administrative Office

205 Adams Street, Suite 2

PO Box 1050

Waterloo, IA 50703

Main Office

Phone: 319-235-0383

Fax: 319-235-0384

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