Welcome to Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Marie A., Daycare Center Director, Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center, Ames, IA

Meet the Center Director

Marie Aucker

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: +1 515-232-8299


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

Infant boy crawling and smiling


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Preschool girl with short, brown, curly hair sitting at a table and smiling


Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Kindergarten boy wearing a plaid shirt and striped hat outside

Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

Preschool girl holding a big beach ball outside

Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Lacey M., Daycare Lead Teacher, Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center, Ames, IA

Lacey M.

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children learn new things.

Teaching since: 2013

Alyson Z., Daycare Lead Teacher, Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center, Ames, IA

Alyson Z.

I love teaching because: It is an amazing opportunity to shape the lives of the next generation of working adults.

Teaching since: 2018

Samantha L., Daycare Teacher, Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center, Ames, IA

Samantha L.

I love teaching because: I love working with children and have worked with them for over 5 years. I have taken several Early Childhood and Elementary Education courses.

Teaching since: 2023


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

Scientific experiments for Kids | STEM activities|Safety goggles|Bright Horizons

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.


Upcoming Events for Families

Summer Explorations

June 30 | 8am-6pm

Join us for an action-packed summer! Rolling enrollment starts in March.