Kids' Depot originated in 1994, starting out as a small privately owned business with six children. Magille Gevock, our Owner/Director, started here from the beginning, bought the center in 2001 as her own, and has since expanded the center. Kids' Depot is our "Home Away From Home".


Kids' Depot of Iowa City, LLC is fully licensed and our standards exceed state requirements. The center is routinely inspected by DHS, the Fire Department, and Public Health. Our center can hold 69 max children.


Our location is professionally designed and built to accommodate busy infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our facility, toys, outdoor playground and indoor spaces are all custom-built to meet the development needs of your child.

Our backyard is largely fenced in with plenty of room to run, explore, and imagine. We have several large equipment pieces on gravel, mulch, & sand, as well as a nicely cemented area to chalk, ride bikes, and play hoops.


Our Philosophy

We want your child/children to feel as comfortable at Kids’ Depot as they do at home.  Our goals are to provide exceptional child care in a warm and loving environment for children 0-5 years old and meet the high expectations of parents who desire the best for their child.


We will provide the BEST available child care due to our dedication and commitment to meet the individual needs of each parent and each child in a warm and loving “Home Away From Home” environment.  We welcome your input to improve our facility and program.


Melissa Murphy : Assistant Director

Lead Teacher in Blue Boxcar Room.

--Filling up each parent, staff, and child's bucket day in and day out.

Employed since 1997.

A Little Background...


Lydie - Lead Infant Room Teacher

Employed since 2014.

Janet : Float Teacher

-Works lovingly in all classroom age groups.

Employed since 2019.

Magille Gevock - Owner/Director

--The heart, mechanics, and philosophy of our center.

Employed since 1994. Owner since 2001.

Carrie Overturf

On-Site Supervisor & Assistant Teacher in Two Year Old Room

-Dedicated to our service of excellence

Employed since 2007.

Kendra Strobel : Co-Director

--Taking care of business in the paperwork, financial, and training side.

Employed since 2008.

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