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Summer & Afterschool Program Application

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Want to apply for our afterschool program?

Click on the Apply for Our Afterschool Program button below to create an account with Brightwheel to submit an application.

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PLEASE NOTE! You will have to create an account (username and password) with Brightwheel.

We offer afterschool and summer childcare services to elementary and middle school students (ages 5 to 12). 


Our afterschool program operates Monday to Friday, 2:40pm to 6:00pm, when Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) are in session. The afterschool program is FREE for middle schoolers. All participants receive a free snack and dinner every day. Transportation is provided from the following schools.


Elementary Schools: Downtown, Edmunds, Hubbell, Perkins & Walnut Street

Middle Schools: Callanan & Merrill

If you have questions or do not see your child(ren)'s school listed, please contact us at

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