(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.
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, 2019.|
|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 4, 2019.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Required forms will be available on this page in late January.
- 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.
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.