In Marshalltown we are quite truly blessed with an abundance of quality educational opportunities for our children. One of the newest options in town that you may have heard about or seen when driving down Center Street is Bobcat Academy.
We are thrilled to announce they are providing one of our prizes for February – a two-hour play-date in their TWO Experience Rooms and Gym! (More details below about this awesome prize and how to enter.)
We had the chance to ask some fun questions to the Directors of the Academy, Ashley and Amber.
Name three words to describe a day at Bobcat Academy.
Interactive, Educational, Fun
What is your favorite thing about the Academy?
Our favorite thing about the Academy is the people we encounter every day! We have a talented staff that are dedicated to kids, great families that are supportive, and of course the fun loving children we work with! (Photo credit for all below photos goes to The Farmer’s Daughter Photography, LLC)
What’s the best part about Marshalltown?
This is a community with people passionate about getting involved and continually making Marshalltown better. There are numerous opportunities for children and families to have positive experiences in our community! We are proud to be a part of a town that cultivates strong family involvement.
Is the center open to the public to come play?
Our first community play date will be Sunday, February 26th from 1-4. Moving forward we hope to continue offering opportunities that will allow the community to come play at the Academy. We also plan to add options for renting parts of the Academy for birthday parties and other family events.
Anything else you want us to know?
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year begins February 1st. Bobcat Academy offers full day programming for infants through 5 year olds as well as preschool only classes for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. We also have options for elementary school aged kids before and after school.
We are excited to be working with Marshalltown Community School District as a community partner in the 4 year old Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program. This will allow 4 year olds to attend our preschool class at no cost and reduces the rate for a full time 4 year old student.
Dates to Note
- Tuesday, February 7th – Registration Night 5-6:30 pm. The building will be open for potential families to check out the facility and kids can play. Families will have the opportunity to enroll with us prior to the community preschool registration later in the month.
- Saturday, February 25th– Healthy Kids Fair at the Marshalltown Mall (Marshalltown Moms will be doing a post about this Fair soon!) Bobcat Academy will have a booth with fun activities for kids and information for families. This is the official preschool registration date for the school district programs.
- Sunday, February 26th– Community Open Play 1:00-4:00 Bobcat Academy will be open for play time. More details to come on our Facebook page.
The Academy has two experience rooms, a gym, and a courtyard (gathering/eating space) which will be available to the winner of our giveaway! Here are more prize details from Bobcat Academy: “This prize includes playtime with 8-10 friends in our two experience rooms and gym. Your kids will enjoy cooking in our restaurant, building in our construction zone or dressing up to perform on our stage. They might also have fun creating on the lego or ramp wall, watching the model train or jumping aboard the paddleboat. The gym hosts our rockwall and noodle forest as well as basketball hoops and little trikes. The open courtyard has a seating area if you’d like to bring a snack along.”
How to Enter:
Click the “Launch Me” button below and answer a few short questions to enter for your chance to win! Alternately you can enter HERE.
Rules and Winner Selection:
Super simple! Anyone that answers the question in our short survey above from today, February 1st until 11:59 P.M. February 13th will have one entry to win. Around February 14th we’ll pick one random winner and will contact you by the end of the month with details about how to claim your prize.
And..stay tuned! There will be another chance to win a different prize towards the end of February.