Morning and Afternoon Classes FOUR DAYS A WEEK
Marshalltown Schools are pleased to be part of the statewide voluntary preschool program.
The district houses the program at all elementary buildings and a community preschool, St. Paul’s, in a partnership to foster the love of learning for as many children as possible.
Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-11:10 a.m. or afternoons 12:30-3:10 p.m. THERE ARE NO PRESCHOOL CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS.
Children must be 4 years old before Sept. 15. The MCSD Preschool program is fully inclusive. Children with Special Education needs attend with their typical peers. All teachers are certified in Early Childhood and Special Education. Paraeducators, Speech-Language Pathologists and others provide on-site support.
Children develop language and literacy skills, learning and thinking skills, social skills, and large and small motor skills by using The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The Iowa quality Preschool Program Standards and Iowa Early Learning Standards guide instruction.
Breakfast is provided for morning classes. Preschool classes also participate in the fruit and vegetable program through the school district. The program follows the same calendar as Marshalltown schools, with a few exceptions. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from preschool.
There is a one-time registration fee of $25. Monthly tuition will not be charged.
Call 641-754-1000 or more information.
Preschool registration for the 2015-16 school year is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 11, 2015 at Lenihan Intermediate School.
Preschool Wish List
(Items that would be welcome donations to the preschool program)
- egg cartons
- oatmeal containers
- new or gently used toys
- new or gently puzzles, (24 or 60 piece or big floor puzzles)
- Collectible items: old keys, big buttons, nuts and bolts, erasers, small shells, container lids, marker lids, other items that can be matched, counted and sorted. Teachers use these to teach math, language and literacy skills
Please contact Emily Banks Preschool Program Coordinator, to donate any of the items listed: 641-754-1000.