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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.

"Our daughter is so excited to tell me what she learned at school every night. She loves her teachers and pretends to be them at home while teaching me about letters :) Thank you so much for making learning fun for her."

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

Basket Full of Textures

You Will Need:

Basket, Materials of different colors and textures: fur, fuzzy synthetic fabric, silk, burlap, velvet, satin, metallic, chiffon, etc.

Directions:

Place basket on floor with toddler. Talk about textures as your child pulls them out of the basket. Ask toddler questions, “Which one is soft?”, “Show me the rough one,” Comment on toddler's reaction to the materials, “You like the velvet, don’t you?” “Do you want to rub the satin on your arm?”

Tip:

Twelve by twelve inch squares are suggested to avoid your child getting tangled in large pieces of fabric. Watch the strings that unravel from the edges. Wash materials routinely.

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