The Dubuque Community School District is excited to open a new state-of-the-art preschool center in Dubuque’s industrial center for the start of the next school year.

The 18,000-square-foot preschool center, located in the soon-to-be-renovated former Medline building on Chavenelle Road, will also offer streamlined access to wrap-around child care programming in the adjacent Dubuque Community Y Early Learning Center.

Interested in your student attending preschool at the new site?Fill out our short interest form to let us know.

The district’s new center was designed entirely with our earliest learners in mind, including:

  • Up to 10 newly renovated classrooms
  • A fully accessible outdoor playground
  • Specially designed sensory spaces
  • Meal service and common spaces
  • A dedicated team of preschool teachers and support staff

Both morning and afternoon preschool slots will be available for families. Enrollment and registration for the new preschool center (and all other Dubuque Community School District preschool sites) will open at noon on Monday, Jan. 8, online at

Wrap-Around Child Care: The Dubuque Community Y Early Learning Center is connected to the preschool center and allows for a seamless transition between child care and preschool programming.


For those interested, the Dubuque Community Y will host an open house of their new facility on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. All are invited to attend.