1300 8th St, West Des Moines, IA | Directions 5026541.591206 -93.714203
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
I work in a building behind the center. Today it is 8 degres outside and I just witnessed all of the children and babies outside with no coats on at all. some of them in short sleeves and this is the second time in two weeks this has occured. I cannot belive they have them out there with nothing protecting them from the cold when it's only 8 degres out! If it's a fire drill they still need to wear coats especially the babies.
If I could give Kingdom Kids academy zero stars I would. First of all I have been there tons of times, for one I used to work for the old company well before they opened the new center. Anyways I went there recently to tour the new center that was now called "Kingdom Kids Academy" to see if it had changed AT ALL from the previous center. And no way has it changed. For one, this center was bought by another person and no longer run by the previous owner, but they are still using the previous owners reviews on their website. I went into the center and asked them how long they have been open, that is when I was told they have been open 2 years. Thats funny because if you go on their website you will see reviews from parents stating that there child was there from 6 weeks old until they were 5 years old... Now you do the math, cause 2 years is not the same as 5 years a child has supposedly been there. That is exactly why I say they use the SAME EXACT website as the old owner and the old reviews. Also some of the reviews on there are from families I know from the old center who have never actually gone to Kingdom Kids Academy. Also the turn over rate is OUTRAGEOUS. I personally know families who have left because they never knew who their child would be with. Also when I was on the tour all the teachers were sitting down while a little boy jumped off a table around the corner. The director didn't say a thing and nor did the employees. I would highly advice ANYONE to not go there. Regardless of the fact that they have cameras or not, trust me there are always ways around that. I used to work for the old center and know that people would stand behind the cameras so they could discipline kids or go in an area where you could now view on the camera. Also, is you are looking at a child care center PLEASE go down to your local DHS office and pull up that centers file before you pick them. You can look through EVERY file, EVERY complaint, ANYTHING at all. Do your research and know your child is in good hands.
DON'T TAKE YOUR KIDS IF THEY MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU – I want to say to all the parents who love your children do not, i repeat DO NOT take your kids to this center, you will regret it. I took my daughters to this center and they would have scratches on their faces when I picked them up and no one could tell me why. I walked in and saw a staff scolding and grabbing another child and when I addressed this with management they said, " I trust my employees and if you dont like what is going on here you can take your children to another center". I was floored when I heard this because not only do they hire young heartless teens to care for the children they charge tuition even for the days that they are closed, like christmas eve and new years. This place looks cool from the outside,, but the children are ALWAYS miserable when i came to get my girls. Spare you children the trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kingdom Kids Academy Childcare and Learning Center offers fun and educational programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.
Our hours are from 6:30 - 6:00 PM, M-F.
We offer Before & After School Activities and Summer Programs.
Worst Day Care Ever – Management is horrible and they don't care for the kids, they are their for their paychecks. They dont follow through as promised, they get huffy when you ask them to do something out of the norm for your child. My son needed medicine and they didnt give it to him because it was an inconvenience for them. My friends son came home with a fractured leg because the staff was not wathing him like they should. Their response was "things like this happens to little kids". No, things like this does not happen to babies, he was only 14 months!!! If you are smart, you will choose a different day care.
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