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Mythbusting Monday: Brighter Beginnings

ced_brighter_beginnings_thumbnailBrighter Beginnings is a West Des Moines Community Schools Community Education program that aims to make the world brighter for parents and children by providing fun early childhood family learning. We updated the registration process this year, and we want to bust any myths about Brighter Beginnings before registration for Session II begins.

  • Myth: Brighter Beginnings is free.
    • This myth is FALSE.
    • The first session of Brighter Beginnings is complimentary for families living in the West Des Moines Community Schools district. There is a $75 fee for additional sessions and out-of-district families.
  • Myth: Registration begins in December.
    • This myth is TRUE.
    • Registration for Session II of Brighter Beginnings (Feb. 2–May  6) starts Dec. 14 for in-district families. Out-of-district families can register starting Jan. 11.
  • Myth: You can register for all Brighter Beginning classes at once.
    • This myth is FALSE.
    • To register for Brighter Beginnings, you must complete a registration card and return it to WDMCS Community Education, Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA  50265-5556.
    • To serve as many families as possible, registration is limited to one class time per family per session. A separate registration card is necessary for EACH session.
  • Learn more about our Brighter Beginnings program on the WDMCS Community Education website or by contacting Sonja LeSher, Brighter Beginnings Program Coordinator, at or 515-633-5009.