About Us

We are so excited to announce a new Christ-centered child care option for the Cedar Valley! Enroll your child, age 2.5 – 5 years, in our safe and friendly environment, where they will thrive intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Our main site is the Royal Legacy Christian Academy, located at 620 West 5th Street in Waterloo, IA. We also partner with House of Hope for infant care for 0-2 years. We would love to discuss all we have to offer, in detail, including our curriculum, “ ABC, Jesus Love Me.” Please contact us via email at rhonda@rlcawaterloo.org or 319-595-1097 for questions or to enroll. 



To provide a safe and friendly Christ-centered environment for children to thrive intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. 


6:30am to 6 pm

Monday through Friday


Tuition – $160 weekly for 3-5yrs and $200 weekly for under 3

Application fee due at time of enrollment – $50

Late pick up fee – $15

* Rates and hours of operation are current as of August 2023 and are subject to change. tuition is due each Monday.


Christ First

in all we do.

Parent Handbook


Legacy Littles is closed for all federal holidays including, in which there is no fee decrease: 

    • New Year’s Day
    • MLK Jr. Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
  • If a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday. 
  • Legacy Littles will also be closed on certain days that Royal Legacy Christian Academy is closed. Fees will NOT be charged for the following closures:
    • Thanksgiving break (the Wednesday before and the Friday after Thanksgiving)
    • Winter break (December 25th – Jan. 2)
    • Good Friday (March 29) 

Meet our team

Ms. ashton runnels

asst. teacher
“I said yes to Royal Legacy because it is such a beautiful environment for our future leaders to grow with a powerful foundation. I feel very blessed to be a part of it!”

Ms. ada watley

site coordinator/lead teacher

“I said yes to RLCA because this is where I am supposed to be!”

Ms. Stephanie Niedert

Lead teacher

“I said yes to God’s vision for this school because I knew what God could do in the lives of children if they had an educational setting where His presence was at the center. I know that the students’ lives, their families’ lives, and our community will be better because of it.

Pastor Chassidi Martin

 child care director

“I said yes to the vision because it was the best thing for my own children. I am thankful that through  the school, we now have a space for so many more children to have a Christ-centered educational option as well.”

join our team

Here in our daycare, we invite the Holy Spirit to permeate every aspect of teaching and learning. If you would like to be a part of our family, please send your resume and cover letter to our center director, Pastor Chassidi Martin at  chassidi@rlcawaterloo.org or click here to download our application. Scroll below for our current openings. 


Daycare Assistant (full time)

This position may be shared between our main campus and infant site. Hours may vary. 


Daycare Assistant (part time)

The hours for this position are 12-6pm with 2.5 – 5 y/o at the main campus. 


Capoeira After School Care Assistant (part time)

The hours for this position are 3:00-6:00 pm. you will be working with K-6th grade. Physical activity is required for this position.