Looking for a preschool in Des Moines? With many great preschools and early education programs, it can be hard to navigate which will work best for your family.
The Des Moines Preschool and Early Education Guide provides you with information to choose the right preschool, early education provider, or childcare center that can offer your child exactly what they need.
Your child’s first educational experiences can shape the trajectory of his individual scholarly path. Finding a school that is a perfect fit will guide him to success.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family.
Presenting Sponsor: Cadence Academy Preschool
Cadence Academy Preschool provides parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.
Their curriculum promotes independence by allowing teachers to challenge students who need more challenging work and to help children who need more guidance. Cadence schools use skills-based learning, which is proven to help students think critically, learn to solve problems, and become more independent so they are ready to thrive in elementary school and beyond.
Cadence Academy Preschool sets children up for a bright future with unlimited possibilities so they can lead an adventurous and fun life. They teach children the way they learn best, so their futures are full of opportunity. And, they work to develop each child’s unique collection of skills, interests, and passions to keep children excited about learning new things and making new friends.
New Horizon Academy
New Horizon Academy preschool classrooms are fun, happy, and engaging places where children explore, investigate, and discover. Their preschool early education program supports each preschooler’s emerging school-readiness skills, along with the development of important social and emotional skills in a supportive learning environment, and prepares children to enter kindergarten with the language, early literacy, mathematics, social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and executive functioning skills necessary for success.
Yellow Brick Road
Yellow Brick Road believes every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Their teachers nurture children’s strengths and encourage them to reach new heights. YBR’s philosophical beliefs are based upon standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, knowledge of child development, theories of child behavior, and acceptable best practices for educating young children. They are dedicated to helping your child grow at the right pace while always spending the time to nurture their strengths.
Bright Horizons - Eagle's Loft Early Learning Center
At Eagle’s Loft Early Learning Center, managed by Bright Horizons®, they want you to walk out the door each day knowing your children are safe in their care, loved and supported by skilled teachers, and motivated to unleash their curiosity and learn everything they need to be ready for the next big step. Their center is designed to support what families truly need – with options for full and part-time schedules, to enhanced health and safety protocols, they seek to operate with the needs of both children and parents.
BRIGHT HORIZONS – EAGLE’S LOFT EARLY LEARNING CENTER
BRIGHT HORIZONS – MERCYONE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
DES MOINES CHRISTIAN
ENRICHMENT THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTER
GRACE DES MOINES
GRAND VIEW CHRISTIAN
KUMON MATH & READING CENTER OF JOHNSTON
KUMON MATH & READING CENTER OF WEST DES MOINES
MAIN STREET SCHOOL
MEREDITH DRIVE REFORMED CHURCH PRESCHOOL
MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTER
MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE
MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN
NEW HORIZON ACADEMY
PLYMOUTH NURSERY SCHOOL
SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA
SEEDS OF FAITH
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
TRIAD LEARNING CENTER