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Care Providers

All Care Providers are required to submit to a background and criminal records check. Once they have been hired our employees are required to obtain CPR, First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens, and Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse training within their first 6 months of employment. Teachers are also required to obtain at least 12 hours(+) of Child Development related training each year. Due to the amount of required training, Ankeny Christian Child Care provides paid in-service training opportunities as a requirement of employment.

We believe at Ankeny Christian Child Care our greatest contributor to our quality care is our teachers. We make investing into our teachers a main priority. We participate in many additional programs to recruit and more importantly retain high quality staff. We promote within and provide many voluntary benefits to our teachers to minimize turnover. Consistency is critical to fostering long lasting relationships between children and their care providers.

Courtney Hartkopf

Courtney Hartkopf has worked at Ankeny Christian Child Care for 8 years. She has served in many roles including Prek Teacher, Infant Teacher, Assistant Director and now her current role of Director. When Courtney isn't fulfilling her role at Ankeny Christian Child Care she likes to spend ALL of her free time with her 4 children, husband, and dogs. 

Madison Buttz

Assistant Director


Madison Buttz (Madi) has been an infant/toddler teacher at Ankeny Christian for three years. Madi is Ankeny Christian Child Care's Assistant Director. When Madi isn't in the classroom, she aids Courtney in administrative tasks. Madi is engaged and very excited to grow her family soon!

Courtney and Madi are both available for questions or to schedule a tour. Please feel free to contact them at 515-964-3599 or

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