Metro Kids Care is a fee based childcare service for DMPS families. All fees are used only for expenses associated with the service.

Staff are certified in CPR, First Aid and obtain the required number of training hours as required by the Department of Human Services. Staff are also provided training in Restorative Practices. All Metro Kids sites are licensed by DHS.

Daily programs include a variety of activities including; physical fitness, STEM, literacy, Social and Emotional Learning, and Art/Expression.

Our Mission
Metro Kids maintains the integrity of the Des Moines Public Schools mission by providing enrichment activities that encourage children to further their educational and social development by participating in creative, technical, recreational and interactive opportunities while attending out-of-school-time programming.

Our Goals
To serve the families of Des Moines Public Schools by providing safe, affordable and developmentally appropriate childcare programming for grade K-5 children.

Our Locations
The following elementary schools offer Metro Kids afterschool care at this time:

  • Brubaker
  • Capitol View
  • Cattell
  • Cowles
  • Greenwood
  • Hanawalt
  • Howe
  • Hubbell
  • Hillis
  • Jefferson
  • Jackson
  • Lovejoy
  • McKinley
  • Morris
  • Monroe
  • Park Avenue
  • Perkins
  • River Woods
  • Samuelson
  • South Union
  • Windsor
  • Walnut Street

For information on the services provided by Metro Kids along with an overview of the fees, please visit the links in the menu to the right.

After School Coordinator

Kelsi Stanley
Address: 1000 Porter Ave., Des Moines