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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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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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

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

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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

“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

“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

“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.

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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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