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From I-235 take the Sixth Street Exit. The center is located two blocks north of the Holiday Inn and directly west of Mercy Medical Center.
  • Des Moines Child Care Center Address:

    1150 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

  • Phone: 515-243-6232
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep

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Mercy Child Development is now enrolling from the community

Our quality childcare program has always been exclusive to the Mercy Hospital employees.  We are now enrolling on a limited basis from the community.

  • What Des Moines Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thanks for all you do, Leyda! We have enjoyed our time in your room. You are very patient and kind, and we were always at ease when leaving Alex with you. Thanks for everything!"

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  • Work Life Balance Strategies for Working Parents

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    Join us Wednesday, January 28 at 12:30 pm EDT for a webinar to learn strategies to take you from tug-of-war between work, parenting, and family to peaceful co-existence.

    Stew Friedman, Director of the Work/Life Integration Project at Wharton, will discuss concepts from his 2014 best-selling book, Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life, and provide practical tips for a healthier view of work and life.

    *All live webinar attendees will be entered to win a copy of Friedman's book.


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  • Kindergarten Prep and Preschool Showcase

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

    Join us at our Curriculum Showcase event!

    • Explore your child's next classroom and visit with the teachers
    • Learn more about our curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®
    • Engage in activities with your child that highlight STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in the classroom

    Families with toddler, preschool, and pre-k aged children are invited to visit our classrooms and experience the next step in your child's education.

    This event is open to adults and children, walk-in's welcome.


  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.

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  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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