Preschool Programming

Mary Welsh Elementary has two district preschool programs that are both integrated classrooms. We offer two sessions of 3 year old preschool and all day class of 4 year old preschool.

For the 2020-2021 school year the 3 year old classroom will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. The first session will be from 8:15-10:15 am and the second session from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Tuition is $100 per month.

The 4 year old classroom runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday all day. Hours are from 8:15-3:15 and follows the school calendar. The 4 year old classroom is a statewide voluntary preschool program with funding for 10 hours per week. Tuition is $75 per month for 4 year olds.

Both preschool programs follow the school calendar and are located in Mary Welsh Elementary.



Laura McCalester, Co-Teacher: 4 Year Old Preschool Teacher | email

Laura McCalester, Lead Teacher: 3 Year Old Preschool Teacher | email


Brent Zirkel | email

Elementary Principal

IQPPS Preschool Partners Supervisor

(319) 668-2301

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