Welcome to Uncle Sam's Federal Child Care Center

Meet the Center Director

Justine Fridley

M-F: 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 515-262-3032

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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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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jamie M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: My favorite quote is from Ben Franklin, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I understand."

Teaching since: 2009

Haille B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children new vocabulary and hearing their language grow!

Teaching since: 2010

Megan L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: seeing the 'aha moments' happen is truly rewarding.

Teaching since: 2011

Abby E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: there is never a dull moment with each day being different. Teaching and watching children grow and learn each day is a fun and rewarding experience as well.

Teaching since: 2016

Ray E.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like being able to show children new things and help them discover the world around them.

Teaching since: 2017

Myra D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they have always been apart of me. I love spending time teaching them.

Teaching since: 2017

Laura W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to see the children become who they are, seeing them grow and learn new things.

Teaching since: 2017

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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.

“Thanks Ms. Nicole for all your hard work with the K Prep program and with Theodore especially. He enjoys school so much and looks forward to seeing his teachers and friends! Steve”

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Steve

“Thanks Ms. Breanna for all your hard work with the Infants! Oliver is a happy little guy in the infant room and enjoys the environment there so much. Steve”

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Steve

“Thank you so much for caring for our Oliver (Ollie F-F)! He enjoys his days at Uncle Sam's thanks to your help and care for him. We really appreciate you spending time with him and providing him love and attention when we are at work. Thank you!”

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Glenna & Brandon

“We have been a part of the Uncle Sam's family for close to nine years, with both of our children attending. Uncle Sam's is their home away from home and the staff and teachers love my children as their own. The preschool teachers are miracle workers and they keep my three year old busy and happy!”

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Rachel

“Thank you for all your support and wonderful care of John Paul. He loves seeing you all and you've made our transition from in-home care to the center so easy. As his parents we're so comfortable leaving him in your caring and capable hands each weekday.”

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JP's Family

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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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