Metro Kids Care is a fee-based childcare center licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services where students receive high quality, engaging care including education supports, and a variety of physical literacy and other enrichment activities. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify through the Iowa Department of Human Services.

During the Hybrid portion of the Return to Learn Plan, Metro Kids will offer both after school care and full-day care at several sites around Des Moines. Metro staff will provide virtual learning support to students on their virtual days. Registration is available now on the Metro Kids Care page.

Metro Kids Care is observing CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring masks and physical distancing, disinfecting rooms and cleaning high touch surfaces throughout the day. Hand washing will be encouraged, and hand sanitizer will be available on site. Bottle fillers have replaced water fountains and every child is encouraged to bring a water bottle.