Welcome to Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy

Meet the Center Director

Kate Rehling

M-F: 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 641-621-8940

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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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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Amanda N.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It takes a big heart to help shape little minds

Teaching since: 2004

Brenda H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I believe all children are artists." - Picasso

Teaching since: 1996

Brittni S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love getting to watch children learn and grow! Watching them as they master a new task is so exciting!

Teaching since: 2012

Starlie L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children grow and learn through the years and to make a difference

Teaching since: 2010

Alysha V.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get an amazing opportunity to watch the kids grow, learn, and accomplish so many things. The look they get when they finally master something is one of the best things to witness.

Teaching since: 2014

Suzanne K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children learn and grow each day. It's great to see each milestone and their love of learning.

Teaching since: 2013

Jenna J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I love watching children learn and seeing development and growth

Teaching since: 2015

Ellie B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Seeing children grow. "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn." -Ben Franklin

Teaching since: 2015

Brianna V.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children's love to learn!

Teaching since: 2016

Cassidy B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I love children!

Teaching since: 2016

Nicholas S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: My favorite part of being a teacher is watching children grow in their learning

Teaching since: 2016

Krystle H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2011

Travis B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Working and being around kids is a passion of mine.

Teaching since: 2016

Kara C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to help children figure out who they want to be and what they have interest in.

Teaching since: 2016

Kirsten J.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I love watching children grow in their abilities and discover themselves.

Teaching since: 2016

Lisa Jean R.

Infant Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2016

Erica A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love inspiring young minds and watching children grow.

Teaching since: 2006

Samantha H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the look on a child's face when the lightbulb goes off in their head.

Teaching since: 2015

Ashley S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children learn so quickly and it is fun to watch

Teaching since: 2017

Amy S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I enjoy the excitement I see in children's eyes when they learn or experiance something new.

Teaching since: 2001

Michelle E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: being with children everyday, learning and growing together, makes my heart happy.

Teaching since: 2015

Bailey H.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because we develop and shape the minds of kids at a young age.

Teaching since: 2014

Krista D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: becase of the joy children bring to the classroom and the ways I get to be a part of their growth and exploration.

Teaching since: 2017

Stefanie M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart"" "

Teaching since: 2016

Hannah H.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

Teaching since: 2016

Lori T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I enjoy hearing their thought process and helping them get to that moment when the ""lightbulb"" clicks on and they really get it! They are so proud of themselves, and I am too!"

Teaching since: 2002

Taelyn S.

Infant Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2017

Madaline H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with and helping children grow!

Teaching since: 2017

Jessica J.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love having such an important impact on children's early education.

Teaching since: 2017

Emily E.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love getting to participate in children's imaginary worlds!

Teaching since: 2018

Brooke V.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I LOVE to help my students achieve their goals and watch them grow!

Teaching since: 2018

Jessica D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Because it allows me to see the growth and development in learning of children, and I get to help them along the way.

Teaching since: 2018

Brooke C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children become the people they are meant to be!

Teaching since: 2018

Britney H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I love being a positive role model and the impact I have on children's lives.

Teaching since: 2015

Nicole M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with kids and watching them grow intellectually

Teaching since: 2018

Tatjana D.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I love having a positive impact on children's future and creativity.

Teaching since: 2018

Alexis R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and learn

Teaching since: 2018

Kjersten P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because I love to interact with kids and watch them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2018

Beverly S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a teacher because it is wonderful to see a child's excitement when they learn something new. I love being a part of the learning process.

Teaching since: 2018

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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.

“Jess- you have been such a great asset to YIA! Thank you so much for jumping right in with me and helping with all the responsibilities! I have enjoyed working with you and can't wait to continue!”

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Krystle

“Erica! I have really enjoyed getting to know you more and more each day! You make coming to work so fun! You have also been a help to me to make sure I am teaching the children to my full capacity! Thank you for everything!”

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Krystle

“Miss Krystle - Thank you so much for all that you do with Maye and her friends every single day. You go above and beyond what is expected and we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness.”

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Lindsey & Brandon

“Brenda and Lori - It has been amazing and fun to watch Perry learn and grow in the past year, and we have the two of you to thank for that!”

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Lindsey & Brandon

“Miss Bailey, Thank you for taking such good care of Charlie. He is learning and growing each day. Very comforting to know he is in good hands while we are at work!”

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Kelley and Brok

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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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