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 are continuing to accept applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications for Universal Preschool may be completed online. Head Start Preschool applications are by appointment only. To find out more, click on the image.

Parents are invited to attend weekly PACT time.

PACT time!


Calling all parents! Remember, you are invited to Parent and Child Together Time (PACT time) once a week in your child’s classroom. Check with your child’s teacher to find out the day and time of PACT time for his or her classroom. Parent and Child Together time is a weekly chance to join your child for some fun one-on-one learning activities. … 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 »

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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.

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Head Start Policy Committee


Des Moines Public Schools has 19 Head Start classrooms; during the first few days of school the parents in each of these classrooms elect representatives to serve on Head Start Policy Committee. Since its start in 1965, Head Start has recognized the value of including parents as full partners in making decisions that concern them, … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Head Start Policy Committee Meeting
Oct 27
Coffee and Connections AM-Woodlawn
Oct 27
Coffee and Connections PM-Woodlawn
Oct 28
All sites-No School
Nov 03
Coffee and Connections AM-Mitchell

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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