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Preschool Learning Pod

Ames Community Preschool Center

High Quality Programming for Children Ages 18 months - 12 years since 1968

#two2cool
ACPC Summer Camp!
(children entering grades 1-6)

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Get caught doing great things!

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BE KIND.
BE SAFE.
BE A PROBLEM SOLVER.

Outdoor block towers!
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89% chance of smiles.
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Dinosaur Meditation
Happy 25th anniversary Karin!
Thanks to the United Way of Story County and Fox Renovations for helping us clean toys efficiently i
After reading Corduroy, the Butterflies took a trip to the laundry mat and made art just like in the
Soccer Class with Ames Soccer Club
Making Pancakes
Studying Shadows
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ACPC has been serving central Iowa and Ames for over 50 years while providing the highest quality child care available. Over the years we've expanded to provide a variety of social and educational experiences for children ages 18 months through 12 years within an atmosphere of warmth and support.

Toddler Age

  • Programming for children 18 months to 3 years old

  • Individualized care and comfort

  • Developmentally appropriate activities both indoors and out to build skills and encourage strong bonds across developmental domains.

  • Neighborhood outings related to topics of study.

  • Utilization of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold

  • Program-Wide implementation of pyramid model practices through PBIS

Preschool Age

  • Ages 3 to 5 years old

  • Regular Field trips related to topics of study, library and park visits

  • Developmentally appropriate activities including self-help skills, cognitive, language, pre-reading, pre-writing, art, dramatic play and large motor skills both indoors and outdoors

  • Utilization of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold

  • Program-Wide implementation of pyramid model practices through PBIS

School Age

  • Before and after school care offered for children in Kindergarten – 5th grade.

  • Licensed for average 25-35 children per site

  • Full day care during school breaks and summers

  • Relaxed atmosphere with appropriately planned group activities, free choice time, art, literacy, sensory and STEM activities both indoor and out.