Kids West Fees

  • The first child rate applies to the child in the family attending the greater number of times per week, regardless of the child’s age or position in the family. Second child rates (and beyond) are discounted and apply to children attending the same or fewer number of times per week as the first child.

    Full-day care rates are for non-school days (conference days, teacher in-service days, and winter and spring breaks) and payments must be made in advance.

School Year Fee Schedule

School Year Fee Schedule

Summer Rates

  • Contact Us

    Amy Dvorak
    Kids West Program Supervisor

    KJ Yaeger
    Kids West Program Coordinator

    Kris Gardner
    Kids West Program Assistant

    Kids West Office

    Learning Resource Center
    3550 Mills Civic Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50265

  • Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance is available through the agencies listed below. Please call for more information:

    • Iowa Department of Human Services: 866.448.4605 or
    • Iowa Childcare Resource & Referral: 877-216-8481 or


    Kids West Financial Assistance

    Kids west financial assistance provides a reduction in fees for families who qualify. It follows the same income guidelines as free or reduced lunch. To apply for a reduced rate, complete the application for Financial Assistance form and return to: Kids West, Community Education, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. If you have any questions or need help completing this form, please contact Kids West at 515-633-5018.

    Application for Financial Assistance

Last Modified on July 11, 2023