Early childhood learning programs are offered at the district’s three Children’s Village programs: Children’s Village at Hoover, Children’s Village at Hayes Elementary, and Children’s Village West. Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds are taught by certified early childhood instructors. Full and part-day preschool services are available.
The Children’s Village program has received recognition as a FINE award winner – First in the Nation in Education – and is a state leader in providing innovative and quality learning programs for young children. In addition, all Children’s Village sites are nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The initial Children’s Village, which opened in 1998 in a former elementary school, was one of the first early childhood learning centers in Iowa to develop and implement benchmarks and standards for pre-K students.
The program currently houses children ages 3 to 5 years of age and attributes its success in preparing children to enter kindergarten to research-based practices such as quality staff, a suitable environment, appropriate grouping practices, consistent schedules and parent involvement.
The programs are open on a fee basis to preschoolers living in the Davenport Community Schools district if they meet the criteria for entrance.
For more information on the Children’s Villages, please contact the following sites:
Children’s Village at Hoover
1002 Spring Street in Davenport
Children’s Village at Hayes Elementary
622 S. Concord Street in Davenport
Children’s Village West
1757 W 12th Street in Davenport – next door to the Putnam Museum
For information on Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children, click here.
For information on our partner sites, click here.