Principal Child Development Center

Welcome to Our Center

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 Wood - 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
Health and safety at daycare| Teacher wearing mask|Bright Horizons
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A Bright New Day

We focus on the health, safety, and security of each child. Our classrooms include daily activities for mindfulness, emotional and empathy development, and friendship building.

Health and safety awareness| Good sanitation habits| Bright Horizons
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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Family fun activities| Fun movement games| Exercise for kids| Bright Horizons
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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!

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Meet Our Center Team

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Come Visit Us

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Tell us Your Child's Birthdate or Due Date

What is your child's birth month and year?

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