Early Childhood opportunities are offered through our ParentQuest program that was developed to support parents and other caring adults by providing free learning opportunities that positively impact children’s success in school and life.

Our Early Childhood classes are geared toward parents of young children, birth through preschool. Parents can learn while their children play with Imagination Playground blue blocks. Classes are led by Jessica Pierce, WDMCS Early Childhood Parent Educator. Refreshments will be provided each session.

Each class is one hour, from 10-11 a.m. at the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. Attendance is free, but registration is required through the West Des Moines Public Library website.

Friday, April 5: Coping with Criticism as a Parent
Criticism is a fact of life and it can only hurt you if you allow it to. How you handle criticism, which we all face, can seriously affect your self esteem. Let’s take a look at how we can feel good about our parenting choices. Register Online

Friday, May 3: Healthy Meals and Snacks in Summer
Are you wanting to serve your family healthy, yummy food this summer? Ellen Davis, Hy-Vee Sports Dietitian, will give tips on summer meals and snacks. Register Online