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Ankeny First United Methodist - Church

206 Southwest Walnut Street
Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 964-4249


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Both of the preschool programs provide opportunities for a child to realize his or her own potential as a three, four or five-year-old person. Each program is specifically structured for the developmental age level of the child enrolled. Cooperative planning ensures that the programs compliment each other. We strive to:

Create a Christian atmosphere for both individual and group experiences.
Nurture the growth of the child as a total person to enable the child to realize that he or she is special and unique.
Enable the growth of emotional and cognitive development fostered through creative expression, gross motor activities, open play, large/small group opportunities, science-nature discovery, and experiences with family.
Encourage the development of meaningful social relationships with other children and with adults.
We believe the teaching methods and techniques incorporated in our program must be based on a proper understanding of child development. Since play is the foundation of child development, we plan for and recognize its value in our preschool.

Excerpted from the preschool's website