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Five Seasons Learning Centers provide a safe and stimulating environment in a quality learning atmosphere for children. We strive to provide activities that allow optimal social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.

Our seven learning centers are designed with an “extended family” atmosphere of caring and open communication, and provide the best early childhood experiences for your child.

Five Seasons Learning Centers are licensed by the State of Iowa Department of Human Services. We comply with all of the child care regulations set forth by the Department of Human Services. A copy of the Child Day Care Licensing Standards is available upon request.

To learn more about enrollment, please call 319-558-4425.


Locations

There are seven learning centers throughout Cedar Rapids. All seven locations offer school-age programming for grades K-5, and two locations offer preschool programming for ages 3 to 5.

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Arthur Elementary School

The learning center at Arthur Elementary School offers school-age programming. This K-5 programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Arthur is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite supervisor is Kim Entringer. To contact this location, call 319-558-2550.

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Grant Elementary School

The learning center at Grant Elementary School offers school-age programming. This K-5 programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Grant is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite supervisor is Mandi Martin. To contact this location, call 319-558-2555.

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Grant Wood Elementary School

The learning center at Grant Wood Elementary School offers school-age programming. This K-5 programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Grant Wood is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite supervisor is Diane Schoneman. To contact this location, call 319-558-2825.

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Nixon Elementary School

The learning center at Nixon Elementary School offers school-age programming. This K-5 programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Nixon is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite supervisor is Jenn Peak. To contact this location, call 319-521-4976.

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Viola Gibson Elementary School

The learning center at Viola Gibson Elementary School offers preschool (ages 3 to 5) and school-age (grades K-5) programming. The preschool programming includes:

  • Full-time and part-time care
  • Drop-in child care for preschoolers when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The school-age programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Viola Gibson is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite director is Angie Carver, and the onsite supervisor is Kathy McLaud. To contact this location, call 319-558-2927.

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West Willow Elementary School

The learning center at West Willow Elementary School offers preschool (ages 3 to 5) and school-age (grades K-5) programming. The preschool programming includes:

  • Full-time and part-time care
  • Drop-in child care for preschoolers when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The school-age programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at West Willow is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite director is Emily Distler. To contact this location, call 319-558-2567.

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Wright Elementary School

The learning center at Wright Elementary School offers school-age programming. This K-5 programming includes:

  • Extended day care that allows parents to bring children in before and after school, and during in-service days and school breaks
  • Summer day camp with a variety of activities and field trips
  • Drop-in child care for school-age children when enrollment information is on file and space is available

The learning center at Wright is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The onsite supervisor is Tina Kelso. To contact this location, call 319-558-2572.

Five Seasons Learning Center summer camp

Five Seasons Learning Center offers a camp each summer for kids ages 5 to 12! This summer, camp will be held June 8 to August 19 at Grant Wood (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), Truman (6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), and Viola Gibson (6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). The activity fee is $110, and the weekly camp rate is $177 per camper. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack is included.

Contact Karin Leesekamp with any questions at 319-558-3280.

Our sponsors

We are grateful for our in-kind and monetary corporate sponsors for their interest and support of local, quality child care. Their donations allow their employees to receive priority enrollment at our sites.

Our corporate sponsors include:

  • Alliant IES Utilities
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Grant Wood Area Education Agency
  • Linn County
  • PMX Industries, Inc.

Resources


Key contacts

Karin Leesekamp

Five Seasons Learning Center Coordinator

Angie Carver

Five Seasons Learning Center Assistant Coordinator

Julie Prull

Five Seasons Learning Center Accounts Technician