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Closed Friday, August 15th for Annual Room Change

Just a friendly reminder that all three locations are closed on Friday, August 15th for our Annual Room Change. Please note this also includes Graduate Transportation!

To prevent lost items, please remember to take all of your child’s belongings on Thursday, August 14th, including blankets, clothing, diapers, wipes, pacifiers, etc.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our open house on Sunday, August 17th!

Urbandale 1:00-2:00 p.m.     Johnston 2:00-3:00 p.m.     Ankeny 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Posted on August 11, 2014 by .

Graduate Den Opening Delay

Below is the letter we will be handing out to our Ankeny Graduate parents:

Due to the unusual amount of rain we received earlier in the summer, construction on the Graduate Den has been delayed by a week from the original date of the 18th. Unfortunately, this means that it will not be open by the time the new school year begins in mid-August.

Though we will not have this space, we will of course continue to provide care for your children during this transition time. We will be making room in the cafeteria and the PIT, where we will have fun activities and learning opportunities, just as we would if the Den were open.

We are incredibly excited to have this new space for your children, and hope you continue to “pardon our mess” as we get ready to open the Den around August 25th.

We apologize for this inconvenience and wish to thank you so much for your understanding. We promise the wait will be worth it!


Generation Next Ankeny Management


Posted on August 05, 2014 by .

August 2014 Events

August is here! And with it, the end of summer. Let’s make the most of our time with some fun things to do, as well as prepare for our room changes!

6th: Happy birthday, Frank Asch! Let’s celebrate by reading his most popular work “Happy Birthday, Moon”

8th: Urbandale’s End of Summer Celebration. Our last water play of the year, grilling out for lunch, and a yummy Kona Ice treat in the afternoon.

13th: Ankeny and Johnston’s End of Summer Celebration.

15th: Room changes! We are closed for the day to better prepare ourselves for the new school year! Please arrange alternative care as we will be training new teachers and rearranging classrooms.

Sunday, the 17th: Open Houses! Come meet your new teachers and see your new classrooms!

Urbandale’s Open House from 1-2:00

Johnston’s Open House from 2-3:00

Ankeny’s Open House from 3:30-4:30

Let’s make this August, and the beginning of the school year, one to remember! We can’t wait!


Posted on July 31, 2014 by .

Graduate Den

Now that it isn’t raining all the time, it looks like work on our Graduate Den is really cooking!

Posted on July 30, 2014 by .

Annual Room Change

Room changes take place to ensure that each child is in the appropriate classroom for their age and development. Most, but not all, children will change rooms at this time. We will also be organizing, painting, and replacing toys in each classroom.

All three locations will be closed on Friday, August 15th to prepare for room changes. Normal tuition is due. Please take all items home on Thursday, August 14th. Taking all items home will reduce the opportunity for things to get lost or misplaced.


Our families are invited to our open house on Sunday, August 17th.

Urbandale: 1:00-2:00 p.m., Johnston: 2:00-3:00 p.m., Ankeny: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This open house is a good time to bring all supplies, meet the teachers, and show children their new classroom and locker. All children are encouraged to have an extra set of clothing in their locker in the event of an accident.


On Monday, August 18th, all children will start in their new classrooms. Attending the open house will help your child adjust to their new classroom. Room change may be stressful to the children as well as the parents. We welcome and encourage parents to use the monitor in the PIT at our Johnston and Ankeny locations. “Hanging out” too long in the classroom may make the transition more difficult, as it may make the child feel anxious. Staff will be available to assist you at your request.


We look forward to seeing everyone at our open house!

Posted on July 08, 2014 by .