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Des Moines Preschool and Early Childhood Education Guide

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We are lucky to have many wonderful options for preschool in Des Moines. We are thrilled to bring you our 2019 Preschool and Early Childhood Education Guide.

A child’s first educational experience can set the tone for a lifetime of learning. Playing and learning go hand in hand to start your little scholar on the path to success.

So which school is best for your child? With so many great options in the metro area, we hope this guide points you to the right educational opportunity for your family.  

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: Bergman Academy

Preschool and early childhood education

Are you seeking a nurturing, caring, and supportive school environment for your preschool or pre-kindergarten child? At Bergman Academy, learning takes place in an atmosphere of discovery, joy, and wonder.

In Bergman’s intentionally small early childhood classrooms, each learner is known individually. Weekly classes in Art, Music, Spanish, Guidance, and PE make each day exciting.

Bergman Academy wants to meet you! Email Director of Admissions, Julia Gaulter, at [email protected], to see their classrooms in action and meet the school’s dedicated, experienced teachers.


Bergman Academy – Des Moines

100 45th Street Des Moines, IA 50312

Science Center of Iowa Preschool

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Our littles today are tomorrow’s inventors and problem solvers – so let’s get them off to a great start! The Science Center of Iowa’s early childhood programs give caregivers tools and strategies to invest in a great start for your little learners. The SCI Preschool provides year-long learning opportunities in an environment that inspires the whole child, and programs like Pint Size Science and Family STEM Institute let families explore science topics together. SCI can help you lead your family in science learning. 

Gan Shalom

Preschool and early childhood education

Gan Shalom Preschool is rooted in our vision of offering children and their families an opportunity to build a foundation for learning —both academically and spiritually.

We love the respectful and caring staff, ample outdoor and free play time, carefully selected enrichment activities and cultural/language opportunities at Gan Shalom. My children love going to school each day. – Gan Shalom Parent

New Horizon

Preschool and early childhood education

New Horizon Academy preschool classrooms are fun, happy, and engaging places where children explore, investigate, and discover. The 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. There are 3 locations in the Des Moines Metro at 9040 University Avenue, West Des Moines, at 8650 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, and downtown at 450 SW 9th Street, Des Moines.

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center

Preschool and early childhood education
The Early Language Enrichment Academic Program (eLEAP) helps children prepare for classroom routines and expectations. A small student to teacher ratio allows for individualized learning to help students find confidence with early literacy, math, and social skills. Using research-proven and play-based strategies, students will enjoy developing the skills they will need for Kindergarten! 

Seeds of Faith Early Learning Center

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Learning should be meaningful, active, and exciting for young children.  A 5-Star Quality Rated (Iowa QRS) preschool since 2012, Seeds of Faith strives to provide children with opportunities to learn, discover, and explore through rich play experiences, hands-on activities, and nature-focused environments. With an emphasis on building community, children at Seeds of Faith learn critical life and readiness skills in a loving and nurturing setting.

Ready to be part of our Early Childhood Education and Preschool Guide?

We want to connect our readers to your school as they prepare their child for their first school experience. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local moms. Join us and help enrich the lives of the residents of Des Moines.  Email kara {at} desmoinesmomsblog {dot} com to get started!

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