​University Community Childcare

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Creating a nurturing and enriching environment in order
for our community's children to thrive.

Infant Program (Cuddly Cubs)
The Cuddly Cubs program provides care for 12 children from six weeks up to 24 months old.  There are four full-time teachers in this group with each teacher providing primary care for four babies.  
Toddler/2's (Hoppin' Kangaroos)
The Hoppin' Kangaroos program provides care for 16 children from 18 months up to 3 years old.  There are four full-time teachers in this room with teachers providing primary care for the children.
UCC provides three preschool programs for children from 3 to 5 years old to fit the needs of families.  Enrollment is maintained at 16 children in each room. 
The Jumpin' Monkey's preschool room is open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, year around for children of ISU student, staff and faculty parents.  
The Cheerful Cheetah's preschool program is open from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday from September through May of each year.  Children 2.5 - 5 years old may be enrolled 3 or 4 hours per day.  Options include 2, 3, or 4 mornings per week and M-F morning
The Tumblin' Tigers preschool room is open 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday from the beginning of the ISU fall semester through May of each year.  Children of ISU student families are eligible for this program.  A variety of part-time schedules are available to meet the needs of ISU student parents.  This program is also a community site of the Ames Public School District's State-Wide Voluntary Preschool program for 4 year old children.
The School Age room is open before and after public school for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Summer Camp is  available for 35 children June - August.