We are full for the 2019-20 school year.

    Registration for the 2020-21 school year will open in January 2020 for children who will be four years old on or before September 15, 2020 Please visit the "Timeline for Preschool Registration" link for an overview of the enrollment process. 

    For the 2020-21 school year.

    All preschool classrooms will be at Terrace Elementary. Terrace, currently a K-5 building, will be repurposed as a preschool center in the summer of 2020. This coincides with the opening of Heritage Elementary, a new K-5 building being built south of Ankeny High School off Ankeny Blvd.

    Our program is state-funded and free for your child to attend, as long as they are four years old on or before September 15, 2020, and you reside in the Ankeny Community School District.

    Our website (www.ankenyschools.org/preschool) will provide the latest information about our program, as well as upcoming dates for registration.


    Here is an overview of the registration process:

    End of January 2020
    We will provide a Pre-Registration form on our website. You will enter information about your student (name, DOB, parent’s names, contact information) and whether you prefer morning or afternoon preschool. Once you submit, we will receive your submission with a date and time stamp.

    Early February 2020
    Once we review all the submissions, we will contact you letting you know if you have a reserved spot (based on the date and time stamp and spots available.) If you do, we will ask you to complete the online application for enrollment with the school district. We will provide detailed instructions on how to do this.

    Spring 2020
    Once you’ve completed the online application and submitted all required paperwork (proof of birth, Home Language Survey, physical exam, immunization record), we will confirm your spot in the preschool program.

    Summer 2020
    You will receive communication from your child’s teacher about the upcoming school year.