Preschool Programming

Mary Welsh Elementary has a four year old and three year old district preschool program that are both integrated classrooms.

For the 2021-2022 school year the 3 year old classroom will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1:15-3:15 pm. Tuition is $100 per month.

The 4 year old classroom will be held daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:15-12:15 pm 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 $65 per month for 4 year olds.

Please direct any questions regarding preschool to Miss Laura or Mr. Zirkel:

Laura McCalester | email

Lead Preschool Teacher


Brent Zirkel | email

Elementary Principal

IQPPS Preschool Partners Supervisor

(319) 668-2301

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