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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

Scarf Play

You Will Need:

One or two scarves of different textures and colors

Directions:

While your baby is happy and playful, lay him on his back on the floor or bed and stand or sit next to him. Take one of the scarves and wave it over your baby’s body. Hold the scarf over the baby within his reach and encourage him to reach up for it. Also hold it off to the side and see if he can turn his body toward it. “Where’s Mary? Peek-a-boo, there you are. Whee, it’s soft. Can you reach it? Stretch, that’s it. Yeah.”

Tip:

Let your baby get used to the feel of the scarf before you put it over his face and pick up on his cues if he doesn’t seem to like it over his face. If he’s not interested in peek-a-boo continue holding it over his body instead.

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