Preschool

(FREE for four-year-old students)

Registration for the 2020-2021 elementary school-based Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020.

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

You may complete the paperwork in advance for convenience, but all registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis at the school when registration begins on January 13.

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


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, 2020.
  • Any preschool slots remaining after August 1, 2020 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.

For More Information

Lynn Glaser
Early Childhood Facilitator
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
Irving
Kennedy
Lincoln
Marshall
Prescott
Sageville
Table Mound


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.