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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 Kindergarten Prep Program

Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

Kindergarten Prep children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Your commitment to the growth and success of each child and their family is unmatched. So many of us parents wish we could package you up and take you along with us each night...or for the duration of their education!:) Thank you for your enthusiasm, knowledge, patience and guidance."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
  • ArtSmart Visual art, music, dance and creative movement, dramatic art
  • Well Aware Nutrition, health and safety, motor and fitness.
  • Our World Identity development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking about the world, care of the environment.

Learning at Home

Family Culture Collages

You Will Need:

Construction paper, glue, scissors, markers, stickers, photographs, and small items (golf tees, barrettes, ruler, etc.)

Directions:

Talk with your child about your family’s culture and interests. Then, work with her to create a collage that reflects them. Talk with her about what should be on the collage and help her find and select the items or photographs.

Tip:

For each item or photograph your child chooses to include, write down her reason for choosing to put it in her collage. If she selects heavy objects to attach, you may need to provide heavier paper or cardboard for the base of the collage, or have her turn the project into a 3-dimensional sculpture. Keep small pieces away from younger children, as they may pose a choking hazard.


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