Iowa State University Child Care Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! As your partner in parenting, our mission is to instill a lifelong love of learning in every child. The dedicated science lab is the perfect place to experiment and explore, and our dramatic play areas set the stage for imaginative playtime. The reading nook is a cozy spot to snuggle up with a good book, and the outdoor learning areas and garden offer the opportunity to discover Mother Nature. Our Sticks Artwork activities encourage creativity with natural elements, and the Smart Boards develop problem-solving and spatial awareness skills. Come in for a tour—we’d love to show you around.

Angela Adams - Center Director

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Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Art Studio

Extra inspiration through mediums, styles, experimentation, and introduction to the masters

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Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Second Language

Games, art, and songs to introduce a new language, a new culture, and a new way to see the world

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Sign Language

ASL-inspired signs for our youngest learners to communicate before verbal skills take off

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STEM

Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Ames and Boone. We're located near Iowa State's Vet Med Campus, just off the University exit. The CyRide bus stop right outside our building makes our center easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.

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Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

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