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Kids West

Kids West provides safe, affordable, and convenient before-and-after school care for WDMCS children in grades K-6. In Kids West, kids can play, create crafts, learn new team games, and make friends across all ages.

Hours

Kids West is open each day school is in session, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m.

Early Dismissals and No School Days

Child care for scheduled early dismissal days is also available and is included in the weekly tuition.

Full-day care is available for participants from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during teacher in-service days, parent-teacher conference days, selected days during winter break and each day of spring break.

The exception being kindergarten early dismissal for schools participating at the beginning of the school year.

Kids West Day Camp is offered to all children who have completed grades K-6 during the summer months.

Holidays

Kids West is closed on the following holidays:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving legal holidays (2)
  • Christmas legal holidays (2)
  • New Year legal holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July

View Kids West Calendar

Tuition and Payments

Kids West fees are based on number times per week the child(ren) are attending the program. For more information, please click here.

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Contact Information

Amy Dvorak

Kids West Program Supervisor
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5017

KJ Yaeger

Kids West Program Coordinator
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5020

Kris Gardner

Kids West Program Assistant
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5018

Keri Remsburg

Kids West Accounting Clerk
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5019