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Travel on I-35 to Exit 113 for 13th Street toward USDA Veterinary Labs. Turn West on 13th Street/220th Street. Follow 13th Street to Dayton Ave. Turn North on Dayton Avenue by the Pizza Ranch. Continue North, past the USDA Veterinary Labs. Eagle?s Loft Early Learning Center is on your left.
  • Ames Child Care Center Address: 2715 Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010
  • Phone: 515-232-8299
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, School Age

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Emily is one of my daughter's favorite teachers. She is always fun and funny, but she also is quick to comfort Alice when she needs it (like during the Spring Sing recently when stage fright combined with a day when she skipped nap was a little tough). She's very quick to encourage Alice to listen to her parents, which is great!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Commuting Game

You Will Need:

Nothing!

Directions:

As you are driving in your vehicle, ask your child to identify various items. For instance, ask her to find: a bus, truck, flag, barn, McDonald's, etc. Once you approach the item, point it out and say, "I see the yellow bus." At first, focus on things that your child will easily recognize, then add a bit of a challenge. This game can also be played in a restaurant while waiting for a table or your food. It works well anywhere a toddler might have to wait. As your child gets better at this game, she might be able to ask you to find something.

Tip:

Show enthusiasm. Change your vocal tones.

Variation:


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