To give our families early notice, we would like to announce our annual room changes will take place on Friday, August 16th. On this day, all three locations, Johnston, Ankeny, and Urbandale, will be closed so that we are able to make the necessary changes for each child moving to different classrooms. Please plan accordingly for this day.
On Sunday, August 18th, we will be having an open house at each location so that parents and families can come and meet their child’s new teachers and see the new classrooms. The open house times for each location will be announced at a later date.
Posted on May 06, 2013 by admin.
Friday, May 10th – Muffins with Mom - Join us in the cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and enjoy a muffin and juice with your child.
Sunday, May 12th-- Mother’s Day - Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers! We hope you have a relaxing day!
Tuesday, May 21st - Senior Preschool Graduation Pictures - Seniors, say ”Cheese!” Tim McConnell Photography will be taking Senior Preschool Graduation Pictures on Tuesday, May 21st.
Urbandale: 8:30 a.m.
Johnston: 9:30 a.m.
Ankeny: 9:30 a.m. – Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. We will be busing all Ankeny Seniors to the Johnston center for photos.
Thursday, May 23rd – Senior Preschool Graduation - Join us in celebrating our Senior Graduates as they perform and receive their diplomas dressed in their caps and gowns at the Johnston Middle School, 6207 NW 62nd Ave. Children must arrive at 6:45 p.m. as the auditorium doors will open at that time. The graduation ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day - Happy Memorial Day! All three centers will be closed today.
Posted on April 25, 2013 by admin.
Week of the Young Child, April 15-19, is a celebration sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and serves the purpose of “bringing public focus to the needs of young children and their families.” In agreement with this association, Generation Next will celebrate Week of the Young Child with special activities planned for each day:
April 15 – Community Appreciation Day
Each classroom will be making thank you cards and banners for local businesses and service workers.
April 16 – Parent Appreciation Day
A special thank you for all your support of Early Childhood Education. If you didn’t believe in early childhood education, you would not be here at Generation Next. Please stop in the break room for a “THANK YOU” bagel and breakfast goodies! (Adults Only)
April 17 – Teacher Appreciation Day
Parents are welcome and encouraged to give a big “thank you” to their child’s teachers. They work hard and deserve to be appreciated! Generation Next will provide a luncheon for the staff.
April 18 – Children Appreciation of the “Arts”
Take a tour of the center and see all the wonderful art exhibits. The children will be creating throughout the month and those creations will be displayed for you to admire!
April 19 – Fun for the Children! Magician Johnathon May
Local magician Jonathon May will perform a special show for all children at all centers today!
Make sure not to miss out on all of the events this week!
Posted on April 01, 2013 by admin.
Thanks again to all of the help we received in setting up our Ankeny location – without the support of our friends and families, we would not have opened on time! Now, we can celebrate the activities in March that we have planned at all of our locations. Check them out below!
March 2nd – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – We’ll be eating Green Eggs and Ham and reading the Cat in the Hat among many other interesting activities!
March 6th, 7th, and 14th – Simple Supper – Take a night off from cooking and come enjoy dinner prepared by us! This March we will be serving walking tacos, oranges, milk, and lemonade
- March 6th – @ Urbandale Location : 4:30 – 5:45 PM
- March 7th – @ Johnston Location : 4:30 – 5:45 PM
- March 14th – @ Ankeny Location : 4:30 – 5:45 PM (Delayed due to construction)
March 11th – Happy Birthday, Ezra Jack Keats! – We will be celebrating the birthday of the author of the children’s book The Snowy Day by reading the story and having activities associated with the book!
March 15th – St. Patrick’s Day – Wear green and bring your lucky charms! Everyone is a little Irish today!
March 29th – Egg Hunt – Kids get to have an egg hunt and on the Generation Next playgrounds! Fun for all ages!
We hope to see everyone this March!
Posted on March 05, 2013 by admin.
For all of our interested parents, families, and employees:
Generation Next WILL NOT BE CLOSING early because of the inclement weather. All of our locations will continue to stay open. We do ask that you please be careful on the roads today because the conditions are hazardous.
Thank you and be safe!
Posted on February 26, 2013 by admin.