Welcome to Van Meter United Methodist Kids Care!

Director: Beth Keyt
Kids Care Phone: 996-2117
Email: beth.keyt@vmumc.com
Click here for a printable copy of Kids Care schedule and fees

Statement of purpose
• Kids Care is a not-for-profit DHS licensed childcare center for ages 5-12.
• It is an outreach ministry of the Van Meter United Methodist church to Van Meter and surrounding communities.
• It is our purpose to provide quality before and after school child care to elementary children. We will help develop character-building traits such as respect, responsibility, and charity to others through organized activities, including Bible stories, devotions, and prayer.
• Our activities will foster an awareness of Christ, such as actions and attitudes in our response to others and self. We will strive to create an atmosphere where the connections between faith and life can be made.
• We operate a facility to meet the needs of children in compliance with the law of the State of Iowa.

Center Schedule
• School year hours are

  6:15 a.m. – 8:00a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Mon.–Thurs.
6:15 a.m. – 8:00a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday (early release)

• We are closed on all major holidays.
• On early dismissal days from school child care will be provided for an additional $5 per day.
• In-service days, spring break, Christmas break: care will be provided for $26/day per child.
• Open on snow days, but reserve the right to close depending on the ability of the staff to safely get to and from work.
• Summer Hours: 6:15a.m.-6:00p.m.

Transportation to/from School
The school provides bus transportation. Pick Up is at approximately 7:55am and drop off at approximately 3:30pm.


School Year (2018-2019) Fee Schedule

Enrolled in Kids' Care
• $25.00 registration fee
• Morning care only - $32.00 / week
• Afternoon care only - $43.00 / week
• Both A.M. and P.M. care - $75.00 / week
• No-School Days - $26.00 / day
• Early dismissals & late starts - additional $5 / day





Drop-in basis
• Morning care - $8 / day
• Afternoon care - $12 / day
• Full Day (no school) - $32


Summer 2018 Fee Schedule
Enrolled in Kids' Care
whole week

$130 first child
$125 each additional


Drop-in Basis
(dependent on space availability)

$32 / day
$17 / half day
4 days $115 first child
$110 each additional
3 days $98 first child
$93 each additional

Kids Care takes weekly field trips during the summer, weather permitting.Kids Care kids take good care of their (stuffed) animal friends.

Director: Beth Keyt ........ Phone: 996-2117 ........ Email: beth.keyt@vmumc.com