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Preschool Programs

The Maquoketa Community School District offers multiple options for your young students.

Preschool Handbook

Preschool classes for 3-year-old children are held from 8:30 am to 11:00 am at Cardinal Elementary. Children are eligible for this program if they turn 3 years old on or before September 15, 2022.

Tuition is $120 per month. Scholarships may be available to cover the cost of tuition for families who qualify. The scholarships are based on financial need and are made available through Early Childhood Iowa.  Families who qualify for this scholarship will be notified by mail in early August. Transportation is not provided by the Maquoketa School District for 3-year-old students in this program.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Wagner, Administrative Assistant, by phone at (563) 652-4984, ext. 5006 or by email at jwagner@maquoketaschools.org.

ChildrenIowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is an important part of the state’s comprehensive early childhood effort, providing more opportunities for young children to access quality preschool and enter school ready to learn. The preschool programs are expected to serve 4-year-old children with a range of abilities representing the social, linguistic, cultural, and economic diversity of families within the community.

The Maquoketa Community School District works collaboratively with participating preschools in the community to provide a high-quality preschool program meeting each child’s needs, including children with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds. Children are eligible for this program if they turn 4 years old on or before September 15, 2022.

Classes meet for approximately three hours each day. Children may attend either in the morning or afternoon sessions. Participating preschools follow the Maquoketa school calendar. The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program has paid the tuition costs and transportation is provided at participating preschools for 4-year-olds who live in the Maquoketa School District.

Preschool teachers make a home visit prior to the start of school. This is an opportunity for the preschool teacher to get to know you, your child, and your family and for you to begin to create a partnership between home and school in order to best meet your child’s needs. This is a great time for you to share what makes your family unique, how you prefer to communicate with the teacher, and share your knowledge about your child’s interests, approaches to learning, and developmental needs. You can help the teacher understand what your goals are for your child and whether you have any concerns you would like addressed. Parents are encouraged to share these preferences, concerns, and questions at any time with either the classroom teacher or administrator.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Wagner, Administrative Assistant, by phone at (563) 652-4984, ext. 5006 or by email at jwagner@maquoketaschools.org.

Cardinal Elementary Preschool
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1003 Pershing Road, Maquoketa
(563) 652-5157

Little Shepherd Preschool
8:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
210 East Platt Street, Maquoketa
(563) 652-5858

Sacred Heart
8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
806 Eddy Place, Maquoketa
(563) 652-3742

Cardinal Elementary Preschool
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1003 Pershing Road, Maquoketa
(563) 652-5157

Little Shepherd Preschool
12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
210 East Platt Street, Maquoketa
(563) 652-5858

Sacred Heart
12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
806 Eddy Place, Maquoketa
(563) 652-3742

Sunshine Learning Center
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
101 Creslane Drive, Maquoketa
(563) 652-2847

Registration

Registration is now open for 3-year-olds for the 2022-2023 school year!

2022-2023 enrollment forms are available by clicking on the links below, at Cardinal Elementary, 1003 Pershing Road, or at the Central Administration Office, 612 South Vermont Street.

Below is a list of required materials that must be submitted in order to hold a spot for your child:

  • Child’s Proof of Age (several options are available–see list below):
    • A state birth certificate
    • A passport
    • Adoption papers
    • A certificate obtained from the county the child was born

Before the First Day of School
In addition to submitting the registration materials above, please submit the health forms below before the first day of school.

Preschool spots are limited. Enroll your preschooler now!  Registration date, time and preferences are also used in accepting children for enrollment.

Registration is now open for 4-year-olds for the 2022-2023 school year!

2022-2023 enrollment forms are available by clicking on the links below, at any of the partnering preschools or at the Central Administration Office, 612 South Vermont Street. Below is a list of required materials that must be submitted in order to hold a spot for your child:

  • Child’s Proof of Age (several options are available–see list below):
    • A state birth certificate
    • A passport
    • Adoption papers
    • A certificate obtained from the county the child was born

Before the First Day of School

In addition to submitting the registration materials above, please submit the health forms below before the first day of school.

Preschool spots are limited. Enroll your preschooler now!  Registration date, time and preferences are also used in accepting children for enrollment.

If your child will be 5-years-old on or before September 15, 2022, it’s time to get ready for your child to attend Kindergarten class in August. Kindergarten is one of many milestones in your child’s journey through life. It’s an exciting time for your child to broaden their learning skills and make lasting friendships along the way. We at Cardinal Elementary extend a warm welcome to you and your family and we are eager to assist you through your child’s Kindergarten enrollment process.

For more information, please visit the Kindergarten Registration website.

Cardinal Building Schedule

  • Bus Drop-off Begins: 7:50 a.m.
  • Breakfast Starts: 8:10 a.m. (in the classroom)
  • Class Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
  • Class End Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Bus Pick-up Begins: 3:05 p.m.
  • Walkers Released: 3:15 p.m.

Cardinal Building Schedule

  • Bus Drop-off Begins: 7:50 a.m.
  • Breakfast Starts: 8:10 a.m. (in the classroom)
  • Class Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
  • Class End Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Bus Pick-up Begins: 3:05 p.m.
  • Walkers Released: 3:15 p.m.