Preschool Programming

2023-20224 Registration Information

Preschool registration for three and four year old preschool for the 2023-2024 school year will occur in February of 2023. If you would like to be notified about registration dates and other related information, please use this form to sign up.

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

For the 2022-2023 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 for 4 year olds is $60 per month, which covers the additional hours beyond the State Wide Voluntary Preschool Program Grant. These hours are optional.

Please direct any questions regarding preschool to Ms. Laura or Mr. Zirkel at (319) 668-2301 or via email:

Laura McCalester, Lead Preschool Teacher

Brent Zirkel, Mary Welsh Elementary Principal and IQPPS Preschool Partners Supervisor

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