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  • Programs for Infants through School Age Children

Every Day a Learning Day

Welcome to Iowa's Child Early Learning Communities,

Where we strive to make every day a learning day, filled with new and wonderful experiences to help your child find what interests and inspires them and prepare them for their future. We are one of the largest preschool programs in Iowa, and our size reflects our experience: over 20 years of outstanding childhood education. Iowa’s Child Learning Communities are family owned, state licensed, educational childcare centers. We currently serve the city of Des Moines with two locations with Bear Basics Children’s Center serving central Des Moines and Wee Bearz Child Care serving Pleasant Hill.

Curriculum is fundamental to your child’s experience at Iowa’s Child Early Learning Community. Days are planned to maximize the use of time and appropriate learning materials, while allowing for creative expression, self-initiated learning.


Knowing how children develop and learn is the basis for planning our programs. Each classroom lesson plan is developmentally appropriate for that age group. We have programs for infants through school age before and after school care.


Teachers are the heart of our programs. We seek highly motivated applicants who are up for a challenge and genuinely enjoy working with children.