Principal Child Development Center

Ashley J. Daycare Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare Principal Child Development Center, Des Moines, IA

Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare

Welcome to the Principal Child Development Center! I know that choosing a child care and early education center for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. At PCDC, your child will be cared for in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment; a place of wonder that encourages learning and growth through purposeful interactions alongside engaging and developmentally appropriate activities.

Our center was designed with families in mind. We seek to form a partnership with you to foster the learning and healthy development of your child. Schedule a tour with us at the bottom of the page to learn about the next steps you can take to join the PCDC family!

Ashley Jenkins - Center Director

Kindergarten Prep girl with brown hair using a paint roller to paint a mural outside
Preschool girl with two pigtails pouring milk into a cup next to a bowl of muffins
Male teacher sitting on the floor with Kindergarten prep students teaching a math activity
Bright Horizons Daycare | Health & Safety

Health & Safety at Our Center

Your child’s safety is our top priority.  And our enhanced, industry-leading COVID-19 protocols are informed by experts, supported by child-friendly communication, and created to be a seamless part of your child’s positive experience at our center.


Click below to learn more about:

• Health & Safety Directors

• Our COVID-19 Practices

• Olly Pop!

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Des Moines/West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Waukee. Located downtown near I-235, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up. Join our parent conference calls or visit us today!


Meet Our Center Team