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Child development centers in Des Moines vary in size as well as in scope. While some offer progressive curriculums and the latest advancements for preschools, others are more intimate daycare centers that take a more relaxed approach to childcare. Whatever your priorities, finding the right daycare center for your child is important. We’ve made the seemingly overwhelming task easier by collecting basic information such as size, location, and licensing information for child development centers in Des Moines into a single location. Simply click on the links below to learn more about Des Moines childcare centers that are dedicated to providing families with safe, quality childcare. You can also read reviews about various childcare providers to learn more about which is the right choice for your family. We always welcome comments and corrections, to better the browsing experience on our site.

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Little Sprouts Children's Center

Little Sprouts Children's Center

Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 287-0021
Welcome to Little Sprouts! Whether you are looking for a summer camp, before and after school care, part-time or full-time childcare, we offer a fun, loving and learning environment at an affordable price. We have been partnering with families for over 25 years to provide high quality childcare and curriculum on Des Moines' Southside. Little Sprouts works hard at creating an environment that meets the needs of our families and children. We strive to build partnerships with our families to best support the growth and development of your children. We are truly blessed to be able to spend our days watching your children grow, learn and develop. We realize and understand that who you entrust to care for your children is the biggest decision that you will make. Come visit us to see how we can offer your family a safe, fun and nurturing childcare environment.
Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Four Mile

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 967-5078
Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the elementary schools. Enrichment and learning opportunities include art & crafts, reading, guest speakers, active games & outdoor play. Kids Klub is a United Way agency, licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. United Way-sponsored scholarships are available for the summer and school year programs. Contact Steph for more information. Day camps during school vacations and teacher in-service days are offered. Weekly summer camp programs are available for children entering first through sixth grades!
Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Delaware Elem

Altoona Campus Kids Klub-Delaware Elem

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 402-1400
Building a Brighter Future with Each Child in Mind Kids Klub is a high-quality, affordable before and after program serving the Southeast Polk District Elementary Schools, kindergarten through sixth grades. Programming is provided at the elementary schools. Enrichment and learning opportunities include art & crafts, reading, guest speakers, active games & outdoor play. Kids Klub is a United Way agency, licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. United Way-sponsored scholarships are available for the summer and school year programs. Contact Steph for more information. Day camps during school vacations and teacher in-service days are offered. Weekly summer camp programs are available for children entering first through sixth grades!
Bethany Preschool

Bethany Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 265-6962
Our mission at Bethany Reformed Church is to Prepare children for school and life, while sharing God’s love which we have been doing since 1984. Our preschool provides a ministry to all preschool aged children. Within a Christian atmosphere, the preschool provides “hands on” activities to prepare children for kindergarten, focusing on developing pre-academic and language skills. We believe that each child is created in the image of God. Therefore, it is the goal of the preschool to instill in each child a positive self-respect, respect for others, and a positive world-view.
Bob and Billie Ray Child Development Center

Bob and Billie Ray Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 309-2389
The Bob & Billie Ray Child Development Center is located at Camp Sunnyside on 80 beautiful acres. We offer amenities not available elsewhere - horseback riding, year-round swimming, the Variety Recreation Center, nature trails, a spacious playground and more.
Bright Horizons At The Downtown School

Bright Horizons At The Downtown School

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 556-6417
Bright Horizons is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education and work/life solutions with more than 700 child care and early education programs and schools for employers and working families across the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. Committed to creating great work environments for its 18,000 employees, the company has been named 12 times as one of FORTUNE magazine's "Best Companies to Work for in America." Bright Horizons provides work/life solutions for more than 800 leading employers to help them address challenges across key life stages. Programs include child care, back-up care, college counseling, elder care, and work/life consulting. The first few years of life are an extraordinary time that sets the stage for all the years that follow. Our program for learning creates educational environments that empower children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens. Bright Horizons' innovative programs help children, families, and employers work together to be their very best.
Capitol Park Early Learning Center

Capitol Park Early Learning Center

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 263-0568
Capitol Park Early Learning Center (CPELC) is dedicated to providing high quality child care to you and your child. We will provide them with a safe environment that encourages them to explore and grow at their own pace. Parents play a key role in their child’s success at Capitol Park. We gather information from you that will help us to provide a program to meet your child’s individual needs. We encourage parents to be a part of their child’s day. Parents are welcome to come and be a part of their child’s day whenever convenient and possible for them to do so. We believe our program provides your child with daily experiences which are in accordance with their ethnic and cultural background. It is our goal to provide each child the right to express himself/herself in a safe and secure environment and to be allowed the freedom to make choices. Our teachers share our commitment to providing you and your child quality care. We hire only those that are dedicated to helping your child grow and learn. We facilitate employee growth with ongoing training, evaluation, and supervision. Our teachers need to have an understanding of how children grow and develop. We value the input of our teaching staff and treat them as professionals. Our program is here to ensure that your child develops a positive self-image and a lifelong love of learning. We are committed to this goal and hope that you will join us in making your child’s experience one that will last a lifetime.
Color My World Child Care & Preschool

Color My World Child Care & Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50320 | (515) 256-7797
United Way leads our community ' families, care providers, schools, faith-based organizations and volunteers ' to improve learning and school success for children and youth.
Conmigo Early Education Center

Conmigo Early Education Center

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 242-0225
We believe in establishing learning expectations in the classroom, and at home, by encouraging parent involvement to ensure the greatest achievement of our children. Our vision is to be leaders in our community by promoting success and empowerment through learning and achievement.
Holy Family School A.C.E.S.

Holy Family School A.C.E.S.

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 262-8025
We exist to encourage, solicit and manage funds that provide Holy Family School with sufficient resources necessary to ensure an exemplary education designed to meet the needs of its students.
House of Mercy Child Development Center

House of Mercy Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50314 | (515) 643-6545
John R. Grubb/House of Mercy Child Development Center is a licensed and nationally accredited (NAEYC) childcare facility, serving the children of House of Mercy’s residential clients. The Center serves children age six-weeks old through school age. Many of the children residing at House of Mercy are attempting to address and overcome significant life obstacles, including issues related to their mother’s drug/alcohol abuse, physical and emotional trauma, prolonged separation from their parents, and attachment issues. Most if not all of the children at House of Mercy qualify as at-risk children. Services provided by the Child Development Center are available to any child of a client participating in House of Mercy’s transitional housing program. A limited number of child care slots are also available to clients participating in House of Mercy’s Permanent Housing program. Teachers provide a non-biased, multi-cultural, developmentally appropriate curriculum. Developmental assessments are completed regularly on all of the children in support of their individual learning plans. Children are offered experiences designed to promote positive self-concept, social skills, critical thinking/problem solving, language development, physical development, and creative expression. Child Development Center staff also work with mothers to assist them in enhancing their existing skills and developing new, more effective parenting approaches. Parenting education is age specific and complimented by a structure that focuses on assisting mothers in the development of the skills they require to interact appropriately with their children.
Meredith Drive Preschool

Meredith Drive Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50323 | (515) 276-4901
Meredith Drive Preschool has been a life-shaping ministry of Meredith Drive Reformed Church since 1971! We offer an outstanding faith-based preschool program for 2 1/2-5 year olds at both of our campuses: Meredith Drive in northwest Des Moines, and The Bridge in Johnston. We have received the highest possible ranking of 5 Stars by the Iowa Preschool Quality Rating System since 2012.  Our preschool has an excellent staff who all hold early childhood credentials and experience, and love working with young children. They teach using a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum that is designed to nurture each child's social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth with a positive introduction to the school environment.
Plymouth Nursery School

Plymouth Nursery School

Des Moines, IA 50312 | (515) 255-3271
Since 1954 Plymouth Nursery School (PNS) has been given the privilege and responsibility of guiding children through a learning experience. Through this experience, children anticipate, discover, wonder, appreciate and grow. It is the goal of the professional staff to create an environment that adapts to individual differences and needs. PNS strives to aid each child in becoming all that he or she can be and in realizing talents, abilities and creativity to feel good about him/her self. Because we value education and children, Plymouth Church and the Board of Christian Education host Plymouth Nursery School. PNS is an independently run, non-profit organization with its own governing body.
Unity Point Health Child Development Center

Unity Point Health Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 241-8828
The Child Development Center, which provides quality child care for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines employees, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program. The Child Development Center has 15 classrooms of children ages infant through 5-year-olds. Around 250 children are enrolled in the program, and the center sees around 125 to 150 of those children each day. The center has a daily structured schedule for the children that is based from the Creative Curriculum. As a part of the Creative Curriculum, the children get to enjoy activities such as painting, water play, cooking activities, playing on the playground and sandbox. "Accreditation truly does improve the quality of care we give," said Sue Huffman, Director of the Child Development Center. The NAEYC accreditation standards were set to improve the quality of programs for children throughout the country. Ten different standards are set by the NAEYC, those standards are then broken down into 265 different areas that cover all aspects of child care giving and the education of young children. Accreditation standards exceed state licensing standards and less than 10 percent of child care facilities across the country are accredited. Accreditation is valued by the Child Development Center and by its customers because it has higher education guidelines for staff, standards for toys and equipment, and higher health standards. "Accreditation is very valued and it improves our interaction with the children in every way," said Huffman.
Walnut Street Extended Day Program

Walnut Street Extended Day Program

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 242-8548
The Exemplary Early Learning Center is fully licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services and is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children. The Exemplary Early Learning Center is open year-round with its hours of operations being 6:45 AM to 5:45 PM. The Exemplary Early Learning Center is a fee-based program. Effective August 1, 2009, the Exemplary Early Learning Center will no longer serve students under age three.
Wee Care Center

Wee Care Center

Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 265-5250
Wee Care has been operating at Union Park Baptist Church since 1974. We provide child care for children from 6 weeks old up to 8 years old. Since we are a child development center, we are all-inclusive (child care and preschool). We offer a complete curriculum starting with our infants and continuing through all of our classes. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, working with large and small motor skills, letter, number, color, and word recognition, math and reading concepts, writing, Bible stories and life lessons. We also offer a complete school-age program (up to age 8) in the summer, which includes math, reading, and science enrichment along with a few field trips. We also take school age children for before and after school care- providing they have a way to get to and from Wee Care.
Westminster Preschool

Westminster Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 274-1534
The Westminster Preschool and Morning Out Program provides a warm and nurturing learning environment for children ages 12 months to 5 years. We are committed to helping children grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our developmentally-centered approach to learning encourages children to feel accepted and respected for their individual accomplishments and endeavors. Activities take place in a setting rich with opportunities for success. At Westminster, we believe preschool is the place to discover the joy of learning.
Westside Early Education

Westside Early Education

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 490-3441
The WEE philosophy: Westside Early Education provides a warm and nurturing environment. We are committed to helping children grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually in an atmosphere of love. Our developmentally centered approach to learning encourages children to feel accepted and respected for their individual accomplishments and endeavors. Activities take place in a setting rich with opportunities to experience success.
2 B Tiny Child Dev Center & Preschool

2 B Tiny Child Dev Center & Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50320 | (515) 244-0078
2 B Tiny Child Dev Center & Preschool is a Licensed Center in DES MOINES IA. It has maximum capacity of 113 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.
All Star Day Care

All Star Day Care

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 282-6516
State licensed facility with a fully trained staff - You can trust our nurturing and loving staff in taking care of your precious ones - we assure you that your child would be treated like our own. Our facility offers an open door policy for all parents. We accept state funding.
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