dsm4kids Business Directory

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Kid friendly businesses, organizations and services in the Des Moines area.

Whether you live in Ankeny, Altoona, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines or beyond, find the local resources your family needs in in the dsm4kids Directory!

While all submissions are considered, inclusion in the Directory is based on relevance. Businesses or organizations outside of Central Iowa or primarily geared toward adults may not be listed.

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We understand that choosing the right child care solution for your family can be a difficult task. Here at 2 For U Day Care we are confident that we have an advantage over your other child care options.  To see first hand the clear superiority of  2 For U Day Care, we encourage you to schedule a tour at any time. By doing this you will see that we are providing your child an experience like no other. Our centers are bright, sanitary and designed to prepare your child socially and emotionally for their next educational steps.

Address: 6950 NE 14th St, Suites 36-38 Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone Number: (515) 777-3602
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Welcome to Ankeny Community Schools' Community Education Department.  Here you will find information about courses that are available to all community members, community outreach programs, and rental of district facilities. Serving all ages with lifelong learning.

Address: 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189
Phone Number: (515) 965-9600
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Bricks 4 Kidz offers fun, hands-on programs where kids ages 3-13+ can learn, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play.

Phone Number: 515.259.1B4K (1245)
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Over a century of experience as a leader in providing programs and services to youth and their families has allowed Camp Fire to carve out a unique niche in the youth development movement in America. Camp Fire has adopted a promise statement and set of core values that firmly embrace our unique mission and assure that we continue to meet the needs of young people and families into the 21st century.

They offer Before/After School Care, Club, School Year Programs, Summer Programs and Special Events.

Address: 5615 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone Number: 515-274-1501
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Camp Fire Heart of Iowa - Day Camp and Overnight Camp location in Boone.

Give your child the gift of an unforgettable camp experience.  Choose from Mini Camp, Equestrian Camp, Outpost Trips, Leadership Programs, or Traditional Resident Camp.

Activities include climbing wall, archery, riflery, pottery, canoeing, nature, sports, drama, music, outdoor education, and so much more!

Address: 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036
Phone Number: 515-432-1417
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At Camp Invention, our top priority is to provide quality programming in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. So our unrivaled program presents essential STEM concepts through the most creative hands-on activities. By combining learning and fun, we satisfy parents, educators and children, earning an approval rating of more than 90%.

Our summer enrichment day experience is designed for children entering grades one through six. Free to schools and organizations that host our program nationwide, Camp Invention features collaborative learning opportunities led by local teachers in a safe environment. Year after year, we offer innovative curricula that align with state and national education standards and meet our own rigorous testing requirements. We strive to enhance each child’s ability to learn through teamwork and subject immersion while providing exciting challenges and cultivating a new appreciation for discovery.

Address: 3701 Highland Park St. NW North Canton, OH 44720
Phone Number: 800.968.4332
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Children & Families of Iowa is one of the top family services organizations in Iowa. Through our programs and services, we help everyone from children who need a safe home to adults learning to cope with trauma. Children & Families of Iowa doesn’t just offer solutions for families and children in crisis. We offer hope when it seems like there is none left. We offer a chance to build better futures. We offer an opportunity to change lives.

Address: 1111 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone Number: (515) 288-1981
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Our Schools
Safe. Secure. Comfortable.

These are the things we want your child – and you – to feel when you walk through the doors of Childtime. We have the highest standards for our teachers and our facilities. Here’s a preview of what to expect when you visit a school – and when you join the Childtime family.

Address: 610 Center Street Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: (877) 543-6834
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Bilingual daycare and preschool

Phone Number: 515-242-0225
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Community Education is an opportunity for local citizens and community schools, agencies and institutions to become active partners in addressing education and community concerns.

Many of our classes are Youth Friendly, meaning that children under 18 are encouraged to attend. Check our class descriptions under Youth Friendly for minimum ages.

Address: DMPS Community Education, 1915 Prospect Road, Des Moines, IA 50310-6265
Phone Number: 515-242-8521
Business Fax: 515-242-8528