Welcome to Mercy Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Michelle Meusburger

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 515-643-9090

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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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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Evonne M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing children's progress and the moment they learn something new.

Teaching since: 1997

Melanie S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the infants growth and developments and also being part of their milestones, helping them build a strong foundation and have positive self esteem.

Teaching since: 1987

Theresa S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to be a part of their first year of growth and development and get to help shape the person they will become.

Teaching since: 1995

Lori E.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It's wonderful to watch them grow and flourish.

Teaching since: 1984

Janine P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: watching children grow and learn is a joy!

Teaching since: 1985

Barbara G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the child's face when they realize they've learned something new.

Teaching since: 1999

Wendi P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see their smiling faces when I talk to them and smile.

Teaching since: 1995

Tammy J.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I can be professional, yet creative, silly, loving, spontanious and know that my children are happy and my parents appreciate me.

Teaching since: 1983

Amethyst S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping in the development of children.

Teaching since: 2007

Shiloh B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the kids develop and grow and to see their expressions when trying something new.

Teaching since: 2000

Marcia C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being with the kids and watching them grow and learn.

Teaching since: 1987

Tammy F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are so fun to talk to! They say the funniest things!

Teaching since: 1999

Leyda H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is such a rewarding feeling to see how much they can learn and accomplish.

Teaching since: 1986

Lauretta S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing the children's smiling faces as they learn new things. I would hope to have a positive impact on their lives.

Teaching since: 1976

Vivian S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the children learn, grow and develop social skills

Teaching since: 2000

Nichcole V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children grow and learn

Teaching since: 2000

Melissa W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Children brighten up my day by learning and exploring.

Teaching since: 2000

Lorraine W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love all the happy faces. The first year is very special and I am honored to be apart of it.

Teaching since: 2010

Yolanda C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Of the bond we are able to create with our kids. With an infant, once you create a bond with them you have become one of the most important people in their lives. It's such a special feeling!

Teaching since: 2014

Nicole D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching the children learn something new. Something so simple to us is something so big to them!

Teaching since: 2015

Kyle C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is something totally TOTALLY different!

Teaching since: 2014

Rebecca G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children discover something new and mastering what were once difficult tasks.

Teaching since: 2014

Tia P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping children learn at such as young age and seeing their expressions when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2014

Kelsey M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Seeing improvements and how fast they learn because of something you've helped them with makse teaching the most rewarding job out there!

Teaching since: 2013

Sierra I.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the children learn new things!

Teaching since: 2015

Danielle P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It's such an amazing feeling helping them learn!

Teaching since: 2015

Ma Luisa L.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because it makes me happy and excited to see young children's developmental progress.

Teaching since: 2015

Amy C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is different and boy do they say funny things!

Teaching since: 2016

Manal A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching the children the ABC's and reading to them!

Teaching since: 2016

Kelsey V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children learn new things and their joy and curiosity during the process of learning new things.

Teaching since: 2016

Kelsey V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children learn new things and their joy and curiosity during the process of learning new things.

Teaching since: 2016

Kelsey S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.

Teaching since: 2016

Amber L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch the kids learn new things and reach different milestones in their development.

Teaching since: 2016

Amanda M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It's a great honor to know that I can help shape a child's life by what I teach them. In turn, I can shape mine.

Teaching since: 2014

Hongnhung V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy teaching them to walk and talk.

Teaching since: 2006

Nanci W.

Preschool Classroom

Shelby R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to be a part of the children's life and see them grow.

Teaching since: 2016

Rebecca B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to be a positive role model in the children's lives.

Teaching since: 2012

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

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Science Rocks

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.

“Thanks for always bringing a smile to Colin each day! It's easy for us to drop him off every morning knowing he is in such great care.Thanks for all you do.”

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Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for keeping our kids happy, safe, and well educated. We enjoy seeing you at the front desk and always taking the time to talk to us - even when you are right in the middle of something. Thanks for all you do!”

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Crystal & Derick

“We are so thankful Colin had you as a teacher over the past year. You have such a calming presence and are so good at anticipating his needs and teaching him. We've appreciated you sharing your knowledge and treating him as if he's family. We will miss you when he moves rooms!”

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Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for being such a calm and grounded presence for Nolan. You connect well with him and always seem to know what he needs to calm him down or brighten his day. We appreciate you passing along the funny and memorable stories from your day with Nolan. We're grateful for all of the time he's had with you!”

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Crystal & Derick

“Thanks for all your help keeping Colin smiling each week with your interaction with him - we appreciate you working with him and all that you do. Thank you.”

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Crystal & Derick

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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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