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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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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We love seeing how much Rose is learning and growing while at school. She clearly enjoys being there, and we can't thank you enough for providing such a wonderful, loving place for us to leave our little girl every day. Thank you!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Restaurant Rescue Box

You Will Need:

A small box or bag containing special items that are only to be taken out at restaurants. Possibilities include: activity books, a calculator, rocks and a magnifying glass, small Etch A Sketch, magnets, paper clips to make a chain, special pens and a book, strings or yarn for braiding, sticker books, magic slates, etc. Do not use small objects like paper clips for children under three.

Directions:

Collect the items and rotate different activities each time you go to a restaurant. Make the items in the box special, to be used only at restaurants.

Tip:

Children will look forward to going to restaurants to see what’s in the box, which may help them sit at the table for longer periods.


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