School News


Welcome to Preschool!


Welcome to preschool! Registration day is Tuesday August 23rd from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at your assigned building. Please bring your child’s physical and dental forms, immunization records, and emergency contact information to registration. DMPS preschool classes begin on Thursday September 8th.


DMPS Preschool Enrollment


We’re excited to announce we will begin to accept preschool applications for the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday March 9th. Applications for Universal Preschool may be completed online. Head Start Preschool applications are by appointment only. To find out more, click on the image.


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

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The Welcome Center has moved.


The Des Moines Public Schools Welcome Center has moved to a new location at 2100 Fleur Drive.


Join the Community Legislative Action Team


The DMPS Community Legislative Action Team is made up of parents and other community members who recognize the need for greater awareness of how legislative actions affect our schools, and advocate for policies that increase student success. To be successful, this group needs one thing: YOU. It’s important that the voices of parents, grandparents, community … Read more »

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Coffee and Connections


Coffee and Connections– drop in for a cup of coffee and a treat! Once a month, each of our four Early Childhood buildings is hosting a get-together for parents. Parents of preschoolers are invited to stop by for a chance to connect with other parents, connect with the school, and connect with community resources. We will … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 08
All sites--1st Day of Preschool classes
Oct 06
Coffee and Connections AM-Mitchell
Oct 06
Coffee and Connections PM-Mitchell
Oct 13
Coffee and Connections AM-JF Taylor
Oct 13
Coffee and Connections PM-JF Taylor

P: 515-242-7234

About DMPS Early Childhood Programs

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Des Moines Public Schools Early Childhood Programs provide quality learning experiences to help promote growth of young children and their families.  We adhere to state and national program standards to achieve our goal of Kindergarten Readiness.




Welcome to the DMPS Preschool website!

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