Tuition

Kids West is a self-supporting program financed by weekly fees.

2018-19 Weekly Rates – Fee Schedule

Times/Week First Child Rate Second Child Rate
9-10 $77 $72
7-8 $71 $66
6-5 $65 $60
3-4 $59 $54
2 $48 $35
1 $22 $17
Full Day Care – Per Day $29 $28

2018 Summer Rates

Times/Week First Child Rate Second Child Rate
5 days $145 $140
4 days $135 $130
3 days $110 $105

The first child rate applies to the child in the family attending the greater number of times per week, regardless of the child’s age or position in the family. Second child rates (and beyond) are discounted and apply to children attending the same or fewer number of times per week as the first child.

There is no extra charge for early dismissal days, the exception being kindergarten early dismissal at the beginning of the school year. Full-day care rates are for non-school days (conference days, teacher in-service days, and Winter and Spring breaks) and must be made in advance. You will receive notices of full-day care payment due dates.

Discount for Advance Monthly Payments

When paying on time, for four or more weeks of childcare at a time, you may take a 5% discount. Your child must be scheduled to attend each of the four weeks. If your child will not be attending a week of Kids West and you wish to take the discount, include five weeks on your form for a total of four scheduled and paid weeks.

WDMCS Employee Discount

Employees of the WDMCS district may deduct 5% when paying for less than four weeks. District employees are eligible for an additional 5% when paying on time for four weeks for a total advance payment discount of 10%. Please write “WDMCS employee” on your payment form if you and/or your spouse are district employees.

Contact Information

Kris Gardner

Kids West Program Assistant
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-5018

Keri Remsburg

Kids West Accounting Clerk
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-5019