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Early Childhood

Department of Education Preschool(s)

  • For four-year-old children; students must be four by Sept.15th of the 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 Teacher Name
Alan Shepard Preschool
Alan Shepard Elementary School
Long Grove
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Chad Ruth, 563-285-3114

Lori Marais

Neil Armstrong Preschool
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Park View
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Tim Green, 563-285-3122

Nicole Pessman

** Virgil Grissom Preschool
Virgil Grissom Elementary School
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Kyle Harris, 563-285-3503
Paula Stutting
*Eldridge Preschool

*8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
*8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
*12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Natalie Kruse, 563-285-5060
Natalie Kruse, Alisa Haedt
Erin Verbeckmoes
*Children’s Choice Early Learning Center,
8:30-11:00 a.m.
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Karen Blend, 563-285-6500
Jessica Motto

*These programs currently have before/after preschool child care.
**North Scott Child Care is offering aftercare 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 Neil Armstrong in Park View.
  • Classes are never larger than 20 students.
  • There is no cost for this program.
  • Transportation is provided from school buildings to Glenn or Armstrong.

If you have questions, please contact Kyle Harris at 563-285-3503.