(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.
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.)|
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)|
- 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.
Space is still available for 2016-17!
To learn more about possible openings, please contact the school or participating community preschool you are interested in.
Early Childhood Coordinator
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:
* 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.