Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Department of Education Preschool(s)

  • For four year old children; students must be four by Sept.15th of existing school year
  • A minimum of ten hours per week is provided
  • A rigorous curriculum and assessment process in place
  • Certified teachers are required in all classrooms
  • A 1:10 adult to student ratio is always maintained
  • Classes are never larger than 20 students


Preschool Name Days/Times for Each Session Contact Info for Program Teacher Name
Alan Shepard Preschool
Alan Shepard Elementary School
Long Grove
8:00 – 11:00am and
12:00 – 3:00
Tuesday - Friday
Chad Ruth, 563-285-3114
Mrs. Gina Lehman
Neil Armstrong Preschool
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Park View
8:00 – 11:00 and
12:00 – 3:00
Tuesday - Friday
Tim Green, 563-285-3122
Ms. Abbi Strobbe
** Virgil Grissom Preschool
Virgil Grissom Elementary School
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Tuesday - Friday
Michael Kline, 563-285-3503
Mrs. Tara James
*Eldridge Preschool
*8:15 -12:15 MWF
*8:15 -12:00 M-F
*12:00 – 4:00 M W Th
Natalie Kruse, 563-285-5060
Mrs. Natalie Kruse, Mrs. Alisa Haedt
Mrs. Erin Verbeckmoes
*Children’s Choice Early Learning Center,
8:30-11:00 M-Th
12:30-3:00 M - Th
Karen Blend, 563-285-6500
Mrs. Jessica Motto
*These programs currently have before/after preschool child care.
**North Scott Child Care is offering after care at Grissom.


Pre-Kindergarten / Pre-K Programs 

  • For students who are Kindergarten age, but perhaps with a summer birthday.
  • Classes meet five full days per week, Monday through Friday.
  • Classrooms are at John Glenn in Donahue and Virgil Grissom in Princeton
  • Classes are never larger than 20 students
  • There is no cost for this program
  • Transportation is provided from school buildings to Glenn or Grissom

When you turn in the application make sure to have both the 1st & 2nd page.  (The application Form and the family information page.) 

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