The Ankeny Community Schools Preschool Program is a fully integrated, multi-age program. There are many reasons to provide opportunities for children of various ages and stages of development to play, learn, and interact with each other. Through positive interactions with children of various skill levels, children become sensitive to the needs of others and learn to appreciate individual differences at an early age. In integrated settings, all children have the opportunity to form friendships with a wide variety of peers.
Preschool curriculum is specifically designed and delivered to allow children of a wide range of abilities to access learning at their current level in order to grow forward.
WHO do we serve?
Our preschool program is funded through the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Grant. Our program is free to families and available to students who meet these eligibility requirements:
- Age: Children must be four years of age on or before September 15 of the current school year.
- Address: Children must reside at an address within the Ankeny Community School District, or in a household already open-enrolled to the district.
Children who qualify for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for Special Education services, with goals beyond speech only, are eligible at the date of their third birthday.
Students who are five years of age on or before September 15 of the current school year are not eligible for our preschool program, but are eligible for Kindergarten at one of our ten elementary schools. Click here to find your neighborhood school.