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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 thenturn 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 Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Rain Gauge

You Will Need:

Empty bucket and a ruler

Directions:

Have your child tape the ruler to the inside of the bucket and put the bucket outside during a rainstorm. When the storm is over, work together to measure the amount of rain you collected. Check the bucket each day and have your child chart the amount of rain you get in a month. Ask him questions like, “How much rain do you think we will get in this storm?”; “What do the clouds look like? What color are they? How big are they?”; “Can you see the rain coming from a distance?”; “How hard is the wind blowing?

Tip:

Secure the bucket with bricks or rocks so that the heavy rain or wind doesn’t make it spill.


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