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Iowa’s Child Early Learning Communities – Bear Basics Children’s Center and Wee Bearz Child Care

Welcome to the Iowa’s Child Early Learning Community website, one of Iowa’s most dynamic, affable places in Des Moines for families with children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. At Iowa’s Child Learning Community 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.
The mission of our child care center is to provide a nurturing, secure, and developmentally appropriate environment for children, incorporating the diverse needs of individual families for the community we serve.

Bear Basics Children’s Center
135 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313




Hours of Operation
Monday Friday 5:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Wee Bearz Child Care
5191 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327


Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED