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2021 Valentine's Party

Mark your calendars for Friday February 12, 2021 for this year's Valentine's Party!

We ask that you have your child "sign" the back of their cards they plan to exchange. this really works out well and decreases the amount of confusion for the children and the teachers.

Many parents ask us if they can bring treats during the party and the answer to this is "yes!" as long as it is "Prepackaged."

As we get closer to Valentine's Day, ask your teacher in your child's room for the number of playmates they have in their room.

If you have any further questions you may either ask the lead teacher in your child's room or you may come to the office and Vickie and/or Cindy will be glad to assist you!

 Hybrid #2 returns




              School Age Program:

Thank you for your patience as we continue to maneuver through the school year. At a special school board meeting held on Wednesday, November 11, the Southeast Polk School Board voted and approved to return all buildings to the Hybrid 2 Learning Pathway starting on Monday, November 16 through Tuesday, November 24. There is no school on Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Break. The Board will discuss at the November 19 Board meeting how to move forward starting Monday, November 30. SEP continues to offer families the option to learn 100% remotely. Those of you who will participate in the Hybrid #2 will be allowed to attend the daycare on those days they do not have classes in their school rooms. SEP LINK TO SCHEDULE


Here's the links to keep you abreast of what the Center is doing during Covid 19.
              Covid 19 Information 




School begins soon, wow this summer sure has gone by quickly! South East Polk School district has a web page that allows you to do many things such as, lunch menus/prices, school supplies, and curriculum overview. Here's the links to keep you abreast of your child's school.
                           RETURN TO LEARN/2020-2021
CALENDAR 2020-2021



Changes due to Covid 19  



School is just around the corner! Wow this "summer" sure has gone by quickly! The Public Des Moines School District has a web page that allows you to do many things, one being the regular school calendar. Here's the links to keep you abreast of your child's school. 

2020-2021 Pleasant Hill

Changes due to Covid 19  

Summer 2020 

Summer is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it! The Nannies are planning a fun and exciting summer in the sun! We would like to ask our parents to help us out with these summer plans. We have many field trips scheduled along with different arts and crafts planned. It would be very helpful if you read all correspondence that we have posted either on your child’s cubby/door or at the main entrance. We do not want any child to miss out on the fun. However, due to staffing needs and the need to make certain reservations in advance, it is imperative that you read all instructions, follow those guidelines and sign your child up as soon as possible.  For children ages three years of age and older, we will be using the Center’s vans. Each van has been equipped with the appropriate safety standards. If you have concerns about this and you would rather your child NOT attend the out of Center field trips, this is also your option. Parents of children under the age of four will NOT attend out of Center field trips.

Cancelled due to Covid 19  

Cancelled due to Covid 19  

2019-2020 Preschool Graduation

It has been an exciting year! Just to be a part of your child’s growth and development in preparation for kindergarten has been very rewarding. We appreciate the support and trust each parent has given The Nannies, and allowing our teachers the opportunity to work with your child. Thank you!


The Preschoolers will have their graduation ceremony

Thursday May 21, 2020  at 4:00 p.m.


Space in limited in the Firefly room, so we ask that you limit your guests to allow parents the first opportunity to see this special event.


2020 Christmas Preschool Program

Our Preschoolers will be giving their Christmas Program Thursday December 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  The children are very excited to perform and show you their hard work they've done to prepare for their family & friends. Please remember to have your child wear BLACK slacks and a WHITE top.


Dear Daycare,

inside your walls, you welcome children from as young as 6 weeks old to as old as 12 years old, in some places. Your employees smile at the parents every morning as they walk in looking rushed, glaring at any teacher they see with pleading eyes to make their drop-off go smoothly. 

"For younger children — ages 6 to 11 — being read aloud to regularly and having restricted online time were correlated with frequent reading.... Reading aloud through elementary school seemed to be connected to a love of reading generally.... Children in the survey frequently cited reading aloud as a special bonding time with their parents...


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