Welcome to Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy

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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 NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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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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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Program

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Maria R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching that light bulb go off in a child that may have struggled one day and was able to rock it the next day!

Teaching since: 2008

Amanda N.

Toddler Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2004

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


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 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.

“Miss Erica has been one of Adalyn's favorite teachers and goes out of her way to make her feel special every day. She recognizes ways that Adalyn and all students thrive and learn best and she utilizes that within the classroom. We never have to worry about Adalyn as we know she is in great hands!”


Joe, Rachel and Adalyn Graybill

“Miss Nicole has been a great addition to Adalyn's classroom. Adalyn just loves her and plays "teacher" at home and we know she looks up to her teachers at school as she pretends to be them when she's playing at home. Adalyn often comes home and tells us "Miss Nicole rubbed my back today at nap time!" Miss Nicole is a great teacher for Addie and we appreciate everything that she has done for her!”


Joe, Rachel and Adalyn Graybill

“Finn- Thank you for always showing kindness, support and encouragement to our boys as a teacher at Yellow Iron! Even though they need to brush up on their social skills of saying thanks or bye to reciprocate to you...........I know they enjoy their interactions with you! THANK YOU!!”


Sarah and Matt Olson

“Kirsten-we are SO pumped that you will be with Gage in SA this summer. You have always treated our boys so well and we love having you as a teacher! We know our boys can be a handful but we appreciate all the support and encouragement you provide them both!! THANK YOU!!”


Sarah and Matt Olson

“We really appreciate Miss Bailey and her help with getting Sophia adjusted to being at daycare. We are thankful for her patience with the adjustment and are appreciative of the time she takes to keep us informed on how Sophia's day went. We know she puts in great effort to help the transition go as smoothly as possible and we know we don't have to worry about Sophia as we know she's being well cared for. We are very grateful!”


Joe, Rachel and Sophia Graybill

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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.

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