Preschool Programs

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program

WDMCS received funding from the Iowa Department of Education for approximately 300 four-year-old children to attend preschool. This program is for children who will be four-years-old on or before September 15 of the school year for which they are enrolling. Programs are located at three district buildings and six community preschool sites.

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Tiger Cubs Preschool

Tiger Cubs Preschool is coordinated through the WDMCS. Programs are located at Clive, Crestview, Fairmeadows,  Jordan Creek, Western Hills, and Westridge Elementary Schools. Tiger Cubs Preschool will provide an opportunity for your child to develop readiness skills for kindergarten through age-appropriate activities and experiences.

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Project Shine

Project Shine provides resources and tuition assistance for preschool-aged children from lower-income households. The program is funded by Polk County Early Childhood Iowa.  The Preschool Programs Coordinator works closely with the child and the area preschools that meet certain quality standards.

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List of Area Preschools

WDMCS Community Education publishes a directory of preschools in western suburbs as a resource to families.

Preschool Directory (pdf)

Contact Information

Holly Burns

Preschool Programs Coordinator
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-5010