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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 Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and outdoor places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential and prepare for preschool and beyond.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for taking great care of Manford! He is always so hesitant to go to other adults, but he leaps into your arms. He trusts you and feels safe with you. We really appreciate this and it makes leaving him at the center much easier. He is learning so much and is happy in your room."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Letters and Notes

You Will Need:

Paper, pens or a computer and printer; a clipboard or lap desk for writing in the car, envelopes

Directions:

Join with your child to send letters and notes to friends and relatives. Take the lead from your child; you might write the words that your child dictates. Or he might copy or write the words, or he might draw pictures and you can write his descriptions of the pictures beneath. If you have a computer, sit with your child and take turns keyboarding.

Tip:

Have older children address and stamp their own envelopes. Writing to a special person is a delightful ritual.

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