About Kids West
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Kids West school-age childcare provides safe, affordable, and convenient before-and-after school care for children of the West Des Moines Community School district in grades K-6. Children are able to play, create crafts, learn new team games, and make friends of all ages.
We believe children need a chance to relax at Kids West, and to choose their own leisure-time activities. We offer opportunities to grow, develop, and socialize. Kids West staff members plan activities, crafts, and games designed to involve and challenge the children in a variety of fun and enriching ways.
During our summer program, the curriculum includes social education, group games and projects, crafts and exploration, science, math, and reading activities. Children also go on field trips three days each week.
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.