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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.

"Molly has a magic touch with our daughter, Alice. She greets her with a big hug on the days when she's a little sad at drop-off, and sits with her when she has trouble taking a nap. She is always upbeat and calm, while providing guidance and a safe environment."

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

Sensory Bottles

You Will Need:

Empty clear plastic bottles (small water or soda bottles work great), rice, beans, small stones, feathers, small household items, masking tape.

Directions:

Fill the bottle up ¾ with the materials and seal it tight. Sealing it tight is important because a baby can choke on a loose bottle cap. Play with your baby or toddler by rolling, shaking and tapping the bottle. Explore the different sounds that the bottles make. Talk about the colors and weights (heavy/light).

Tip:

If you see the tape starting to peel - fix it immediately. If you have a glue gun handy, you can also use that to adhere the lid. Infants may also enjoy watching water in the bottle which has been dyed with food coloring. Adding glitter or small confetti stars to the water adds interest as well. Closely supervise - only allow your young child to play with the bottles when you are around.

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