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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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Welcome to Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center

A great place to learn, discover and grow!

Eagle's Loft is proud to be a NAEYC accredited child care and early education center. Our facility is a bright, comfortable and colorful place for chidren to grow and develop. Six spacious classrooms and a large multipurpose room glow with natural light from windows placed at the perfect height for children to see outside. The classrooms and outdoor play areas are designed to meet the needs of your child. Children's creativity, natural curiosity and love of play flourish in this hands-on environment. Come see what a difference we can make in your child's life!

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"I appreciate Joey's teachers: Chelsea, Carrie, Pat and Kim SO much. They show him love everyday. If he's having a hard day, they cuddle him and reassure him during the tough moments when he's feeling sad to seem mommy go! They help him learn new skills, become more confident, and make his days fun!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child

We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.


Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

Movement Matters - Daily structured and unstructured physical activity for all age groups. Sessions are included in the children's daily schedule for no additional Enrichment Program fee.

Ames Public Library visits each homebase monthly with their book mobile and Smiles the dog.

Our READY for SCHOOL curriculum uses Everyday Math and the Handwriting Without Tears Program to successfully prepare children for school.

Art Smart teaches our children the fun of being creative through exploring different artists techniques and listening to many genres of music.

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