Des Moines, IA Child Care Centers

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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Bear Basics Children's Center

Bear Basics Children's Center

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 282-1729

United Way leads our community ' families, care providers, schools, faith-based organizations and volunteers ' to improve learning and school success for children and youth.

Bidwell Riverside Child Development Center

Bidwell Riverside Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 402-3106

United Way leads our community ' families, care providers, schools, faith-based organizations and volunteers ' to improve learning and school success for children and youth.

Boulevard Children's Center

Boulevard Children's Center

Des Moines, IA 50312 | (515) 255-1145

Boulevard Children's Center provides full-time child day care in a loving, secure, and nurturing learning environment. Our enrollment is only 50 children, to allow for more one-on-one attention, smaller group sizes, and a better focus on learning and ...

CFI Child Development Center

CFI Child Development Center

Des Moines, IA 50314 | (515) 282-2193

United Way leads our community ' families, care providers, schools, faith-based organizations and volunteers ' to improve learning and school success for children and youth.

Children's Garden

Children's Garden

Des Moines, IA 50312 | (515) 259-9880

At Children's Garden, we provide a nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of our young clients. For seventy-five years we have offered child care and child development services to hundreds of ...

Childserve Woodland Center

Childserve Woodland Center

Des Moines, IA 50312 | (515) 280-5332

ChildServe Woodland Center strives to provide quality care and guidance for young children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities. We provide support to families to enable them to work or attend school while their children are cared for in ...

Childtime Learning Center at Park & Ride

Childtime Learning Center at Park & Ride

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 243-4366

Childtime’s educational daycare philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia approach, named after the Italian city and the surrounding villages where the method took root after World War II. Central to this philosophy is the belief that secure re ...

Christ The King Daycare

Christ The King Daycare

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 953-4327

Christ the King Parish offers daycare to its parishioners and the community! Daycare is now offered for children ages 2 to 5 years from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Creative Center For Young Children

Creative Center For Young Children

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 280-3032

CCYC (Creative Center for Young Children) Welcome to the Creative Center for Young Children! Where kids can think outside the lines. CCYC opened in August, 1991 to provide quality child care to the downtown worker. We are unique because we are the on ...

Drake Head Start-Highland Park Christian Church

Drake Head Start-Highland Park Christian Church

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 237-3421

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age five and their families. The programs are child-focused and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children ...

Eagles Nest-Saydel Community School District

Eagles Nest-Saydel Community School District

Des Moines, IA 50313 | (515) 265-3451

The community of Saydel believes in creating a safe, positive, caring, and mutually respectful environment where all students can learn and are valued for their cultural backgrounds, unique strengths and diverse abilities. We are dedicated to offerin ...

First Assembly of God Child Dev Ctr

First Assembly of God Child Dev Ctr

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 279-2938

Affiliated with Des Moines First Assembly of God, our Child Development Center is one of the largest, single-owned centers in the state of Iowa with a licensing capacity of 242 children. Yet, each child receives loving attention and is valued for the ...

Grace Kids Care Center

Grace Kids Care Center

Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 276-0943

Grace Kids' Care Center opened in 2002. Through this ministry, we provide a Christian-based daycare for infants and children. We make quality child care available to qualifying low-income households by offering care at a reduced rate. Grace Kids' Car ...

Grace Preschool

Grace Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50311 | (515) 279-5942

Grace Preschool opened in 1966 as an outreach program of the church. Grace Drop-In Center opened a few years later. For over forty years, we have provided high quality care and early childhood education to children in the community and to our own chu ...

Hope Lutheran Preschool

Hope Lutheran Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 265-2057

We always start our year off talking to the children about how special they are and how god created them. "Do you really think God created us?" One 4 year old ask me. My answer was an emphatic, "Yes, I really do!!"

La Petite Academy - Des Moines

La Petite Academy - Des Moines

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 285-6975

La Petite Academy was established in 1968, with the purchase of seven university-sponsored schools. A pioneer in education-based care, La Petite Academy formulated the Journey Curriculum, which sets the standard for early childhood education. La Peti ...

Leaps and Bounds Children's Academy Inc

Leaps and Bounds Children's Academy Inc

Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 243-2929

It is a well-known scientific fact that the primary years of life are the most crucial for brain development and learning. At Leaps and Bounds Children's Academy, your child will gain practice in language, cognitive, fine and gross motor, social/emot ...

Lil Scholars Preschool

Lil Scholars Preschool

Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 285-2256

Lil Scholars was created, when I started looking into preschools for my own children. I found that there were very few quality preschool programs that taught reading, writing, and math by an accredited/licensed teacher. I was disappointed in the size ...

McKee Extended Day Program

McKee Extended Day Program

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 242-8434

Drake University Head Start programs are located in Polk, Jasper, Story (Ames Only), Warren, Marion, and Boone Counties. A home program for three and four year old children and their families is also available in Polk County.

Metro Kids - Brubaker

Metro Kids - Brubaker

Des Moines, IA 50317 | (515) 306-6848

Metro Kids is a fee-based before- and after-school child-care program available in elementary schools on school days. All kindergarten through fifth-grade students are eligible. Program hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. On non-school days, all-day chi ...

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Iowa Child Care Licensing Agency

Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Adult and Children Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Community Services
Hoover Bldg., 5th Floor
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-0429
Web Site: http://dhs.iowa.gov/licensure-and-registration
Note: will refer to local licensing contacts