Preschool

(FREE for four-year-old students)

Registration for the 2019-20 elementary school-based State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) will begin on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Participation Requirements

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

View the complete list of participating preschools

How to Register

NOTE: Registration for elementary school-based preschool will begin on February 4, 2019.

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

Required forms will be available on this page in late January.


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, 2019.
  • Any preschool slots remaining after August 1, 2019 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.

Lynn Glaser
Early Childhood Coordinator
lglaser@dbqschools.org
563/552-5863

Cammie Brecht
Early Childhood Secretary
cbrecht@dbqschools.org
563/552-5879


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:

Audubon
Bryant
Carver
Eisenhower
Fulton
Hoover
Irving
Kennedy*
Lincoln
Marshall
Prescott
Sageville
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.