Welcome to Iowa State University Child Care Center

Meet the Center Director

Angela Adams

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 515-294-2273

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Kori M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing them learn and grow each day. Every day is different and exciting.

Teaching since: 2011

Rachel E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love to see the ""light bulb"" moment when a child finally understands something."

Teaching since: 2013

Melinda D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Our children are our future and there is no greater responsibility then nurturing them. It is a privilege to watch children gorw and make discoveries daily.

Teaching since: 1995

Chelsea A.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and learn, and sharin in the joy of learning something new!

Teaching since: 2017

Ashley F.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to help children build a foundation for life long learning.

Teaching since: 2014

Hunter T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to help kids understand how their world works.

Teaching since: 2016

Victoria W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being able to watch the children learn and grow

Teaching since: 2017

Michelle R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the look on thei rfaces when they learn and discover something new, and also getting to kjnow families.

Teaching since: 2000

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“We cannot begin to express our appreciation of the 3 of you. Emelia lights up each time she is with you and grows each day with the experiences and education you provide. We are so happy you get to experience her infectious smiles, silliness, and bold curiosity.”

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Beth and Ian Pieper

“You all do a great job corralling and getting the preschoolers in line. Every time at drop off and pick up, you can tell all of the kids truly enjoy themselves and are content with where they are. August is so proud of being in preschool and enjoys it so much. It makes it easy to drop him off in the morning knowing he is in good hands.”

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Beth and Ian

“Ashley - Thank you for looking out for August and guiding him when his little devil horns come out. He thinks so highly of you and often he will speak of you at home. We are glad he has someone like you to look up to.”

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Beth and Ian

“Several times over the last few weeks, Avery was disappointed because I picked him up TOO EARLY! That's a sure sign that a kid loves school. Thank you for all you do!”

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Abbey

“It has been great joy to see our daughter transition smoothly in K-Prep because of your support and encouragement. Almost every night she comments, "Can't wait to see my friends and teachers again tomorrow." She loves in-class and outside activities. We sincerely appreciate all you do!”

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Milly & Charles

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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