Kids West is open each day school is in session, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m.

Early Dismissals

Child care for scheduled early dismissal days is included in the weekly tuition. The exception is kindergarten early dismissal at the beginning of the school year, which costs an additional $5 per day. Child must be enrolled in Kids West before- and after-school care to use kindergarten care.

No School Days and School Breaks

Full-day care is available for participants from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during teacher in-service days, parent-teacher conference days, selected days during winter break and each day of spring break. Day camp is held in four schools throughout the district. Site locations vary each summer based on building availability. 


Kids West Summer Day Camp is offered during the summer months to all students who have completed grades K-6. Day Camp is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., five days a week.

Location and Contact Information

Kids West Main Office
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Clive Learning Academy
1600 73rd Street, Windsor Heights

Crestview School of Inquiry
8355 Franklin Avenue, Clive

Crossroads Park Elementary
1050 50th Street, West Des Moines

Fairmeadows Elementary
807 23rd Street, West Des Moines

Hillside Elementary
713 8th Street, West Des Moines

Jordan Creek Elementary
4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines

Western Hills Elementary
600 39th Street, West Des Moines

Westridge Elementary
5500 E.P. True Parkway,
West Des Moines