(FREE for four-year-old students)

Registration for the 2017-18 elementary school-based State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) will begin on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Participation Requirements

Students enrolling in free four-year-old voluntary preschool program must meet two requirements:

1 Your child MUST BE four years old by September 15, 2017.
2 Your family MUST reside in the State of Iowa. (Preschool does not follow district home-school boundaries, so you can register at the school you wish.)

View the complete list of participating preschools

How to Register

NOTE: Registration for elementary school-based preschool will begin on February 6, 2017.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

1 REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION (must be completed at registration)
Student Registration Form (PDF)
Home Language Survey (PDF)
Income Verification Form (PDF)
Proof-of-Age (birth certificate preferred; passport or signed immunization records acceptable if needed)
2 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS (must be completed and returned by the first day of school)
Certificate of Immunization (PDF) (most recent immunization record to date; this record may need to be updated as your child receives new immunizations; children will not be allowed to attend school without this submitted; to be completed by a healthcare provider)
Certificate of Dental Screening (PDF) (can also qualify for kindergarten next year; to be completed by a dental care provider)
Medical Examination Form (PDF) (recommended; to be completed by a healthcare provider)
Medical History Questionnaire (PDF)
Request for Medication to be Given at School Form (PDF) (needed only if your child requires medication to be administered at school; to be completed by a healthcare provider)

Please note:

  • Your child may not attend free preschool for two years.
  • Your child may not attend free preschool if they are five on or before¬†September 15, 2017.
  • Any preschool slots remaining after August 1, 2017 will be available for tuition-paying five-year-olds.

Be advised that at any time the Iowa State Legislature may consider proposals that could reduce or eliminate funding for some preschool programs.

Nancy Murphy
Early Childhood Coordinator

Cammie Brecht
Early Childhood Secretary

Please register in-person at the elementary school of your choice during regular school hours. The following district elementary schools will offer free morning or afternoon preschool for four-year-olds:

Table Mound

* morning preschool only

A number of community partners also offer preschool through the State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program. These partner programs follow the same teacher education, curriculum, assessment, and quality standards as district preschool classrooms.