Preschool Programming

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is closed. Currently our three and four year old classrooms are full and you would be placed on a waitlist and would only be notified if an opening were to occur in August. If you are still in need of programming please see our WCSD PK Partners link here for other programming options in the community.

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:

Laura McCalester | email

Lead Preschool Teacher


Brent Zirkel | email

Elementary Principal

IQPPS Preschool Partners Supervisor

(319) 668-2301

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela