The Goddard School® offers the Best Childhood Preparation for Success in Iowa For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Its classrooms provide safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six...
Most of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving...
The first word that comes to mind when August arrives is school. This was reinforced when I walked into the store and saw the brightly colored bins of school supplies already lining the aisles.  7 Ways to Prep for Back...
Mother Goose Time is a professionally developed preschool curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. Mother Goose Time offers monthly curriculum kits of theme-based, hands-on activities, art projects and early literacy and...
Last month I shared tips on how I help my reluctant readers. One of my suggestions was to pick books, characters, or authors they love. I know that is easier said than done, so I have made a list of some...
Do you have a hard time understanding your toddler? Does your 3rd grader’s reading sound choppy? Would your high school student benefit from organization and study skills? Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center offers free educational screenings to help determine whether...
I used to teach 5th grade, and I heard over and over again, "How can you teach 10 year olds every day? I could never do that!" It always struck me as funny because I truly love this age. Now...
February is Children's Dental Health Month. DMMB is celebrating with a visit to the dentist and we want YOU to join us!  Join us for a fun morning out! Come meet other moms, learn about kids dental health, and leave educated and...
This featured business post was brought to you by Sacred Heart School. Now learn more about one mom's story and why she has chosen to send her three children to Sacred Heart School.  “Why do you send your kids to a Catholic...
At Bergman Academy in Des Moines, you matter. As children walk through Bergman’s doors each morning, they hear their name several times, as teachers, school leaders, parents, mentors, and fellow students greet them warmly. They experience the joy that...

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Des Moines Halloween Events in 2023

Don't limit the Halloween fun to beggar's night and a pumpkin patch. Celebrate the spooky (and fun!) season all month long. Whether you are looking...