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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.

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Now Enrolling for School Aged Children

Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center is currently accepting enrollments for the Before and After School Program.  Accepted are children aged 5 to 13 years.  Bussing included for Gilbert, Nevada and North Ames

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.

"We have been affiliated with ISU child care with both our daughters! Some of the teachers like Mary have been with both our kids through their different classes. We were always happy with great care the center has provided and especially when one of my daughters had medical emergency recently!"

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

Scarf Box

You Will Need:

Several colorful scarves or squares of light material, An empty tissue box

Directions:

Tie the ends of the scarves together. Bunch them up and put them into the tissue box. Have one end poke out the box. Hand it to your child and he can pull out the long strand of scarves. As each scarf appears, ask questions about its properties: “. ‘What’s on that scarf? How does it feel? Repeat as long as your child is interested.

Tip:

Only use under adult supervision. Child might become tangled in the material.


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