Welcome to Principal Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Ashley Wood

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 515-235-5555

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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

Lakeisha L.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it is very rewarding to see children learn a skill or activity and knowing I helped shape their learning.

Teaching since: 2001

Chelsea R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: "they are such curious learners. I love seeing their ""firsts""."

Teaching since: 2012

Jessica C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is amazing to see the growth in each age group and watch them as hey interact and learn.

Teaching since: 2012

Kathy K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they are so energetic and enthusiastic to learn new skills. Also, they are just adorable!

Teaching since: 1981

Tiffany V.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it is so fun to watch them learn and grow! They learn something new each and every day!

Teaching since: 2012

Jackie M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and become an individual.

Teaching since: 1987

Jennifer C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They brighten my day and make me smile!

Teaching since: 1999

Alicia H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and change so much in their first year of life.

Teaching since: 2006

Kay W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love kids and watching them learn.

Teaching since: 1976

Rachael M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they are full of personality and you never know what to expect. I love seeing the light bulb go off in their head when they discover something new.

Teaching since: 2013

Bryan W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the children grow and develop. It's a joy to be a part of that.

Teaching since: 2015

Carlie M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: their curiosity in the little things inspires me!

Teaching since: 2015

Mackenzie H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I've always wanted to and working with children is a fun experience for me

Teaching since: 2012

Jayme B.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: it the most rewarding job there is. Their personality is contagious; they are honest, pure, and happy!

Teaching since: 2014

Megan O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to see the look on their face when they accomplish something new!

Teaching since: 2015

Megan T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is a new experience! I love how much children teach me!

Teaching since: 2013

Katie V.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the light bulb come on when the get a concept.

Teaching since: 2013

Hannah W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: they have the ability to take in so much information and are curious about the world around them.

Teaching since: 2015

Kendra P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: you learn something new every day from them and I love to see them smile!

Teaching since: 2001

Gretchen J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it is so much fun to watch them learn and grow. It brings joy to my life to see that I have made an impact on their lives.

Teaching since: 2015

Emily K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they are so energetic and creative!

Teaching since: 2017

Andrea D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being able to be a part of helping them succeed!

Teaching since: 2017

Belma B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to build special bonds with them and focus on their strengths and work on their goals!

Teaching since: 2017

Emilie S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: The bond you create with a child!

Teaching since: 2017

Amanda C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children! Knowing how much kids love their parents, i like to be that person who can be the best replacement for the time that they are in my care, like the favorite aunt.

Teaching since: 1994

Brooke G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: They are so much fun and it is refreshing to see the kids' imagination flow.

Teaching since: 2017

Angela H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It's cool to watch them grow and learn throughout the year!

Teaching since: 2016

Jasmine E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Being someone a child can count on is a rewarding experience!

Teaching since: 2011

Alissa G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children are our future and I believe with kindness and motivation we can make children excited to learn!

Teaching since: 2015

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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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Language Works

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

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Science Works

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.

“Ms. Bree - Thank you for being an awesome teacher! You make learning fun and I have learned so much since coming to your room! Thanks for letting me be your cot helper and the line leader sometimes; I really like doing that! We love having you at PCDC and thanks for all that you do!”

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Brynlee

“Ms. Kenzie - Thank you so much for always playing with me and giving me hugs! I am always excited to see you and love coming to school everyday! :)”

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Davis

“Ms. Gretchen - Thank you for being an awesome teacher and for always keeping me (and my feet during naptime) safe! We love having you at PCDC and thanks for all that you do!”

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Brynlee

“Ms. Kathy - Thank you for feeling an awesome teacher! You make coming to school fun and we are lucky to have you at PCDC! Thanks for all that you do!”

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Brynlee

“Ms. Jackie - Thank you so much for the daily cuddles and for always reading books to me! You are a great teacher and we are lucky to have you!”

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Davis

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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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