Kids West Payment Information

  • Payment Due Dates

    Kids West services are on a prepay basis. Payments are due on Monday, one week in advance of the week your child will attend (for example, payment for the week of Aug. 20 is due Monday, Aug. 13).

    Please note: When a week includes a full-day care day, you must include an additional fee in your weekly payment (if your child is planning to attend). Late registrations may not be accepted for full-day care days. 

    Pay Online

    Additional Payment Options

    • Kids West site. Payments may be dropped off at your Kids West site on Monday mornings between 6:30 and 8:40 a.m. Payments will be brought to the Kids West office immediately following care on Monday mornings. Payments WILL NOT be accepted at the sites at any other time during the week.
    • Kids West office. Payments may be mailed, brought in person to the Learning Resource Center, or dropped off in the after-hours drop slot.
    • By phone. Kids West Accounting Clerk 515-633-5018


    Unable to Make a Payment

    If you are unable to make a payment, call 515-633-5018. Payment plans and financial support may be available; please see additional information about financial assistance and Kids West scholarships, below. Failure to make payments may result in termination of child care services.

    Financial Assistance

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

    • Iowa Department of Human Services: 515-725-2672
    • Polk County Human Services Planning Alliance: 515-286-3611
    • Promise Jobs: 515-281-9700

    Kids West Scholarships

    If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch at school, you are eligible for a reduction in your Kids West fees. Please fill out 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

  • 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

Last Modified on March 22, 2021