Metro Kids Care

metro kids

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.

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

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.

To download a Metro Kids brochure, click here.

Metro Kids

Jane Bishop

Address: 901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7951 | F: 515-242-7576 | E: