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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.

"Alice just adores Kelsey. It makes her feel so special that she's told how sweet she is by Kelsey, and that she wants to take her home with her. They have a truly special bond, and go on walks together when Alice is having a hard time. We're very lucky that we have such amazing teachers in the Moonbeams class."

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

Cotton Ball Pickup

You Will Need:

Cotton balls, tongs, chop sticks (for older children) or toast tweezers, an egg carton or ice cube tray, bowl

Directions:

Place cotton balls in the bowl and have the child fill the egg carton using the tongs to pick up the cotton balls.

Tip:

This is a fun activity that your child can do in the kitchen while you prepare dinner. Questions you might ask, “How many cotton balls can you put in each hole? Are they heavy? Is the cotton scratchy?. . . no, well, how does it feel? How many balls will it take to fill up the egg carton?”

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