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: Children 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 to watch the children as they interact and learn.

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.

“You all make each day fun for me! I've learned so much since coming to JB2 and can't wait to have a great summer with you! Thank you for always being there to support me and my family. - Marlie”

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Marlie

“Hayes loves his "Emmy" so much!! He gets excited to come to school and tell you about all the things he does at home. We appreciate your love for him and how much time and energy you spend teaching him so many things about the world and how to manage emotions and relationships. Thank you!”

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Amy

“Miss Jasmine has been absolutely amazing for the growth and development of Our child. She is always engaged and Graeme absolutely loves her. Most days after we leave Graeme asks if Miss Jasmine can come home to play with him some more. She always creates a fun environment and makes learning fun!”

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Graeme

“Where to start! You have been such a warm and loving teacher for Isla this year. A constant amidst a lot of change. I can't tell you how many times I have heard how Ms. Kathy does it better!! And I am VERY ok with this. It makes me happy to know she spends her days with someone who cares!”

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Amy

“Thank you so much for spending the time with Isla to get her where she needs to be in order to move on. It's bittersweet as she hasn't had you very long, but it's appreciated how you have worked extra hard to personalize a plan to help her fill the gaps.”

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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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