1702 N. Main St.
Davenport, IA
563-445-5000

Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Olds

In addition to our full-day Children’s Village locations, Davenport Community Schools also manages elementary sites that offer a 2 hour and 45 minute program for 4-year-olds under the Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program:

Children’s Village West
Session Times:  8:00-10:45 & 11:15-2:00 Daily
1757 W 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52804
563-336-7800

Children’s Village Hoover
Session Times:  8:00-10:45 & 11:15-2:00 Daily
1002 Spring Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803
563-336-7850 to register

Truman Preschool
Session Times: 8:00-10:45 & 11:45-2:30 Daily
5506 N. Pine Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52806
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6900 to speak to a staff member

Buffalo Preschool
Session Time: 8:00-10:45 daily
1000 Jefferson Street, Buffalo, Iowa, 52728
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6300 to speak to a staff member

Fillmore Preschool
Session Time: 8:00-10:45 Daily
7307 Pacific St, Davenport,Iowa, 52806
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6400 to speak to a staff member

Buchanan Preschool
Session Time: 11:45-2:30 daily
4515 North Fairmount, Davenport, Iowa, 52806
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6250 to speak to a staff member

Eisenhower Preschool
Session Time: 8:00-10:45 Daily
2827 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa, 52803
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6350 to speak to a staff member

Washington Preschool
Session Time: 11:45-2:30 Daily
1608 East Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52803
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6150 to speak to a staff member

Hayes Preschool
Session Times: 11:45-2:30 Daily
622 S. Concord Street Davenport, Iowa, 52802
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6600 to speak to a staff member

Jefferson Preschool
Session Time: 8:05-2:35 Daily (Additional Fees for full day program)
1027 Marquette Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52804
563-336-7800 to register; 563-723-6700 to speak to a staff member

JB Young Preschool
Session Time: 7:45-2:15 Daily (Additional Fees for full day program)
1702 North Main Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52804
563-336-7800 to register; 563-336-7537 to speak to a staff member

Harrison Preschool
Session Time: TBD
1032 W 53rd St, Davenport, IA 52806
563-336-7800 to register

Wilson Preschool
Session Time: TBD
2002 N Clark St, Davenport, IA 52804
563-336-7800 to register

 

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for all children aged four in the State of Iowa to enter school ready to learn by expanding voluntary access to quality curriculum based preschool. This is a grant funded program awarded to Davenport Community Schools. The scope of the grant includes a necessity to include in the division of funds community partner agencies such as private parochial preschools, community agency preschools, and any private preschool or daycare that are willing to adopt appropriate curriculum and house a licensed teacher.

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program

  • Child must be 4 years old on or before September 15th
  • Child must be a resident of Iowa
  • Child does not have to live within the Davenport school district boundaries

Requirements of the participating preschools:

  1. Must have a licensed teacher licensed through the state of Iowa in Early Childhood Education
  2. Must have no more that 10 students per adult with a limitation that each classroom will not exceed 20 students.
  3. Must provide a minimum of 10 hours of curriculum based programming per week.
  4. Must provide a minimum of 35 sq feet of usable space per child in each of the primary indoor activity areas.
  5. Each preschool site is required to adhere to the guidelines and report to the state adherence to the guidelines in the form of a Site Self-assessment.  Within this assessment the following areas are addressed:
  • Building positive relationships among teachers, families and children through socialization, consistent harmonious classrooms, and development of self-regulation in each student.
  • Curriculum content areas for cognitive development in science, language development, early literacy development, mathematics, technology, expression and appreciation for the arts, health and safety, and social studies.
  • The teachers ability to organize the time and space available, control the classroom through addressing challenging or disruptive behaviors, sight supervision, ability to recognize each students interests and needs, as well as their ability to deepen the students understanding of curriculum topics and then build on their skills and knowledge.
  • Maintaining an assessment plan to chart the growth on all areas of children’s development and learning including cognitive skills, language, social-emotional development, approaches to learning health, and physical development (including self-help skills)
  • Adherence to approved nutrition and health requirements of all children and staff to protect them from preventable illness and injury.
  • Open communication between teacher or site and the student’s family through a variety of formal and informal strategies such as conversations, written communications, open houses and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Being the link between families and community agencies by maintaining a current list of child and family support services available to families such as health, mental health, oral health, nutrition, child welfare, parenting programs, early intervention/special education screening and assessment services, and basic needs such as housing and child care subsidies.
  • Adherence to specific guidelines for space and a variety of age appropriate and developmentally appropriate equipment, furniture and hands on materials for both indoor and outdoor play.
  • Leadership and managerial requirements of the program as well as fiscal accountability policies, health, nutrition, and safety policies, and personnel hiring policies for support staff there to assist the teachers.
  1. Must provide accountability to the state through annual reports designed to monitor all aspects of the program including but not limited to cognitive growth of each student, spending of grant funds, and eligibility of teachers and support staff.