At Crayons 2 Pencils Early Learning Center, you will find:
•Directors and Staff Committed to life long learning.
•Children who are excited, engaged in learning, and encouraged to be leaders.
•Classrooms that are safe, stimulating, and age appropriate.
•Curriculum that is hands on, research based, meets Iowa Early Standards, and is on the cusp of the children's' learning potential.
Children move classrooms once per year - This takes place every August
We place the children with who they are going to go to Kindergarten with so they can build life long friendships.
Unique to Crayons 2 Pencils Early Learning Center
Looping Classrooms: At Crayons 2 Pencils we understand the importance of children creating a bond with children in their classroom. All children are placed with the children they are potentially going to attend Kindergarten with. Children move once per year to their new classroom.
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided. Each Sunday the menu will be posted on your child's classroom Facebook page. If your child does not like something we are having for lunch, you are welcome to provide a sack lunch so long as it consists of a Grain, either 2 fruits, 2 vegetables or 1 of each and a meat. We do not have microwaves so it must be a lunch that can stay in their cubby until meal time. We provide milk to all students at breakfast and lunch.
Communication- Each classroom has a private Facebook page where teachers post pictures and videos daily for you and your family to enjoy. In addition, we have a parent tab on this website that shares our calendar and other important information. We also send out monthly newsletters to let you know what is going on around the center.
Curriculum - At Crayons 2 Pencils we use the creating curriculum and a hands-on approach to learning. Children will have small group literacy, small group math, discovery time, weekly themes, social and emotional lessons as well as fine motor and large motor activities. Each day is a new learning experience.
Extras We Offer
Music Classes, Spanish Classes - Story Times from local Libraries - Cooking Fun - Visits from Blank Park Zoo- Sports Fun & so much more!