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  Mission Statement  





The East Union Community School District provides a challenging curriculum within a safe environment where students achieve their maximum academic and social potential in order to pursue a fulfilling life in a global society.


We provide children with early care and education that meets each child’s needs in all areas of development and includes:

  • Rich experiences,

  • Multi-sensory activities,

  • Awakening a love of nature,

  • Valuing respectful, caring bonds with children and families,

  • Nurturing social-emotional skills in each child, and allowing them to create joyful memories,

  • Understanding emotional engagement is the key to powerful learning; this is shown through love, laughter, passion, and meaningful work.

We believe children learn through hands-on experiences with the environment and their interactions with adults and peers.  We believe continuity of care supports continuous relationships, allowing a child the opportunity to stay with the same teacher until they enter Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten.  


  About The School  


The East Union Early Childhood Center provides full and part time programming for children ages two and a half to five years.  The preschool day is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Wrap Around available 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  It is the preschool staff’s responsibility to provide a safe, nurturing, and responsive setting for children and their families.  

The preschool staff is committed to supporting each child’s development by helping children live and work cooperatively, by promoting their self-esteem, and by providing support for their families.  Parent/family involvement, health and safety, human services, and developmentally appropriate programming are some of the services that East Union Community School District will strive to provide to children in our communities.  This preschool program follows a hands-on, developmental approach to active learning.  An environment rich in materials and experiences enables children to learn at their own developmental age level. 

It is the policy of East Union Early Childhood Center to provide equal education and employment opportunities and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, age, marital status, or disability in its employment and personnel policies.  Also, sexual harassment by board members, administrators, personnel, students, vendors and any others having business or other contact with the center is prohibited and will not be tolerated.  Inquiries and grievances regarding compliance with the above policies may be directed to Compliance Coordinator, name of program - E.U. E.C.C., address of program- 1916 High School Drive, Afton Iowa 50830, phone - 641-347-5790 or to the director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA.


Hope Hall, Early Childhood Director