Child Care

Providing Full and Part-time Care for DMPS Students

Metro Kids offers care year round, including full days during the summer.

Metro Kids offers care year round, including full days during the summer and over breaks.

Metro Kids Care is a fun, engaging before and afterschool childcare program available in elementary schools on school days, and during breaks.

We care for children ages kindergarten through fifth-grade.  Program hours are 6:30 – 8:30 a.m., and 3:00 to 5:45 p.m. on school days.  On non-school days, we provide all-day child care services from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Metro Kids Care is closed on holidays.

Base starting pay at Metro Kids Care is a competitive $12.08/hour.

Our Mission

Metro Kids Care 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 afterschool 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.


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