Welcome to Van Meter United Methodist Kids Care


Director: Jess Jaspers
Kids Care Phone: 491-1198
Registration forms:

Summer 2024 enrollment for our summer program is now open. Only Monday-Wednesday-Friday slots are currently available. Here is the registration form. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fall 2024 enrollment is now open. Here is the registration form for preschool-age children. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here is the registration form for Fall 2024 before- and after-school care.

Kids Care logo - multi-color handprints around a cross

Statement of Purpose
Kids Care Schedule
  • School year hours are

K-5 children
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 7:50a.m. and 3:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 7:50a.m. and 1:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. (early release)

children ages 4-5 attending AM preschool session at Van Meter Elementary
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

children ages 4-5 attending PM preschool session at Van Meter Elementary
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • We are closed on all major holidays: part of Christmas break, Memorial Day, July 3-4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
  • Un-scheduled early dismissal / late start days from school: Child care will be provided for an additional fee.
  • In-service days, spring break: Child care will be available.
  • If the school is closed due to weather, Kids Care will also be closed.
  • Summer Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Summer Program is tentatively scheduled to begin May 20. This will change if the Van Meter School District's schedule changes.
  • We are closed Memorial Day.
K-5 Transportation to/from School

The school provides bus transportation. Pick Up is at approximately 7:50 a.m. and drop off at approximately 3:15 p.m.

School Year (2024-2025) Fee Schedule
Kids Care Fun a collage of pictures from activities and field trips