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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Creative Curriculum

In order to provide a creative, fun and interactive learning environment for children that attend the Child Development Center, center staff has implemented The Creative Curriculum. With the goal to help childhood educators across the country implement content-rich, developmentally appropriate programs, The Creative Curriculum supports active learning to inspire each and every child to become a creative, confident thinker.  The Creative Curriculum is a forward-thinking, comprehensive program that integrates creativity to make learning not only exciting, but relevant for every child.  Today, The Creative Curriculum is one of the most widely used preschool curriculums throughout the country.  

The Creative Curriculum was developed by Teaching Strategies, a publishing company that exclusively serves the early childhood education community. Founded in 1988 by a former preschool teacher and leading voice in early childhood education, Diane Trister Dodge, the company that began in Diane's basement now has a staff made up of over 70 educators.  Today, the programming Teaching Strategies offers encompasses curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection.

At the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Child Development Center, teachers utilize The Creative Curriculum to determine the needs and account for each and every type of learner.  With specific programming developed for each age level, The Creative Curriculum ensures a high-quality learning environment that provides a strong early childhood education foundation.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning curriculum system for preschool success.  It features research-based content and resources that are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.  The preschool system is based on 38 different objectives for development and learning, and offers instructors daily opportunities to individualize instruction.  The Creative Curriculum for Preschool addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math, to technology and the arts.  By integrating exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

For more than a decade, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, has helped teachers understand developmentally appropriate practice and how to create daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to a child's strengths, interests and needs.  This program focuses on responsive care while incorporating objectives that enable teachers to focus on what matters most for very young children. This curriculum focuses on five routine and eight experiences that are essential for development and learning from child birth to age 3.