Early Childhood Staff

Early Childhood Director - Julie Long

BA Upper Iowa University - Early Childhood Education, certified PreK-3
BS Northwest Missouri State University - Family Environmental Sciences, Two Year Child Care Administration Certificate

Preschool - Iowa Methodist Medical Center for 4 years
Preschool - Des Moines Public Schools 1 year
Kindergarten - Johnston Schools 2 years
Preschool - In Home 2 years
Early Childhood Director - Ames Christian School, 2009-present


On-Site Supervisor Full Day Preschool - Bethany Madden

AA Des Moines Area Community College - Liberal Arts

I have been watching and taking care of kids since I was 15 years old. I received an AA of Liberal Arts form DMACC. I have worked at camp, PIne Lake Camps, for 7 summers. I had varying roles from Head Maintenance to Counselor to Program Director. I was a nanny for a few families over a period of 5 years. I also volunteer in my church's children ministry from time to time. I have always loved and enjoyed being around kids. They see the world so different and it is always refreshing to grow right alongside them.




Childcare Associate - Morgan Hassebroek 






Associate - Cindy Lubinus 


In-home child care 12 years
Director of respite nursery 5 years
Special needs associate 9 years




Associate - Sherry Kramer 

Briar Cliff College

Teacher’s Aide, Dunlap, Iowa - 3 years
In-home childcare - 10 years
Owned & Operated Wee-Care childcare center and preschool - 19 years
Ames Christian School since January 2014




  • New Student Application

    Please use the following link to begin the application process for preschool students who are new to Ames Christian School: Preschool New Student Application