Thursday, November 15, 2012
The childcare center and preschool recently built a 2,600 square-foot addition that doubles as a gym and classroom.
When it comes to kids, you can never have enough space to let them run. At West Side Kids Daycare and Preschool in Waukee, students now have even more space to run, learn and play thanks to a new addition completed two weeks ago. A new 2,600 square-foot gym built onto the back of the building at 255 N.E. Dartmoor Dr., doubles as a classroom but is also the perfect place to play when the weather is less than ideal. "It's going to be great in the winter when it gets cold and we can't get outside," said Erika Shepherd, co-director at West Side Kids. "I don't think we'll see the full benefit until it's snowing and the kids can just go and run laps in there." In addition to the basketball hoops and wide open play area, the space includes a …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Looking for new options for childcare in Waukee? Check out our Patch Picks for five places for childcare in Waukee
1) First Steps Child Care Center: First Steps Child Care Center offers daycare for children six weeks and up, including before and after school care for older children. It also offers pick-up and drop-off services, and all personnel are trained in first aid. The interior is bright and spacious, and there is a small playground behind the main building. First Steps is located at 95 Laurel St. 2) Little Wonders Child Care & Learning Center: Little Wonders Child Care & Learning Center is a day care and preschool located just north of Hickman, near the corner of Broadmoor and Silverado Lane. Little Wonders has programs for children from 6 months to 12 years of age. The center also offers language classes, arts instruction, exercise and …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Angela Wilson has made a career out of making happy matches for families and childcare providers.
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- Amy Dix
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Who: Angela Wilson Age: 45 How she started her business: Wilson grew up with two parents who were entrepreneurs. After getting her college degree in business administration, she assisted with her mother’s franchising business. One of the businesses they assisted was a company that matched nannies with clients. So, 21 years ago, Wilson bought a franchise that she opened as American Professional Nannies in Des Moines. For the first years, American Professional Nannies had an office in the skywalk of Downtown Des Moines. Later, they moved to an office in West Des Moines and now Wilson runs the business out of her home in Waukee. Why she chose Waukee: Wilson, her husband, Ed, (yes, that Ed Wilson of WHO-13,) and her two kids, ages 13 and 11, …