Metro Kids is a fee-based school childcare program available in 31 elementary schools on school days. All kindergarten through fifth-grade students are eligible. Program hours are from school dismissal to 6:00 PM. 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. 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.
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.
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.