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From Highway 30 take the University Blvd exit north. Continuing north, you will travel past Mortensen Pkwy, Reiman Gardens and Jack Trice Stadium on your left. Take a right onto SE 16th Street. Travel past the baseball diamonds on your left and turn right into Entrance B of the Veterinary Medicine campus. The ISU Child Care Center @ Vet Med will be on your left.

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  • What Ames Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thank you for always greeting Cora so warmly in the mornings-- you make drop off easier, and we can all feel your love! It makes it so much easier to leave Cora in the morning when I know we're leaving her with you. Your kindness, expertise, and love do not go unnoticed! Thanks for all you do."

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    Music the Whole Family Will Love!

    Music encourages rhythm, motor skills, and self-expression. It also teaches social skills, sounds, and language – important abilities that will help children make friends and face challenges when they enter school. 

    Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora® makes it easy to put music into your child’s world. Our station gives you access to family-friendly music from today’s popular artists that you can feel great about…and that everyone will enjoy.

    Looking to turn that music into learning? Strike a chord with Family Tambourine Making.

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  • What Makes Us a Unique Place to Learn?

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    Come into our center for a visit. Our caring staff and expert educators are here to answer all of the questions you have. We're here to talk about safety, our individualized curriculum, teacher training, our learning environments, and how to feel sure the center is right for your child - so you can make your choice with confidence.

    Schedule your tour of all of our great learning environments. See what we're learning today!


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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Us

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    #1: Passionate & caring teachers

    #2: Curriculum in action

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  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.

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  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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