ced_brighter_beginnings_thumbnailAll families can now register for Brighter Beginnings, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Community Education program that aims to make the world brighter for parents and children by providing fun early childhood family learning. The upcoming session of Brighter Beginnings will take place from Feb. 2–May 6.

Brighter Beginnings classes invite parents and children to attend together. Weekly classes are divided into time for parent/child education activities and parent time. During parent time, parents discuss various topics with professional educators and other parents. Quality child care is provided during this time, and children will enjoy socialization and activities.

The registration process was updated this year, to allow WDMCS Community Education to serve as many families as possible. Registration is open to in-district and out-of-district families, with registration limited to one class time per family per session. Separate registrations cards are necessary for each session. Families can contact Brighter Beginnings Program Coordinator Sonja LeSher at 515-633-5009 to receive a card or download a card from the Community Education website (www.wdmcs.org/commed/).

To register, families should complete a registration card and return the card, along with $75 if out-of-district, to WDMCS Community Education, Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265-5556.

For more information, visit the Brighter Beginnings webpage at commed.wdmcs.org/programs/early-childhood/brighter_beginnings/ or contact WDMCS Community Education at 515-633-5001.