Metro Kids Care


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*Note: Metro Kids will be closed May 31, June 1-2 to prepare for summer care.

Metro Kids is a fee-based before and after school childcare program available in elementary schools on school days.  All kindergarten through fifth-grade students are eligible. Program hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.  On non-school days, all-day child-care services are available at regional sites.

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

We have a grant connected with United Way that has provided staff training to incorporate Literacy and Science into our programming.  We also work with Blank Children’s hospital and incorporate a program called CATCH into our programs, it is targeted to fight child obesity, using nutrition and physical activities to get kids moving while having fun.

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 before and after school 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.

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.


21st Century Community Learning Centers

Heidi Brown

Address: 901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7561 | E:

Community Partnership Coordinator

Allyson Vukovich

Address: 2100 Fleur Dr., Des Moines 50321
P: 515-242-8376 | E:

Metro Kids

Jane Bishop

Address: 2100 Fleur, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7951 | F: 515-242-7576 | E:

Metro Kids

Naki Allen

Address: 2100 Fleur, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7951 | F: 515-242-7576 | E: