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DMPS Preschool Enrollment

3/5/2017

Sign Up for 2017-2018 Preschool!

An early childhood education at Des Moines Public Schools provides a great start to learning, promoting the academic and social growth of young children. We offer several free preschool options to meet the needs of families, with a variety of locations, class times and half- or full-day classes. Click on the image for more information.

Des Moines Public Schools is considering a change in school hours designed to better support the needs of students

Proposed changes to school hours

3/2/2017

At Des Moines Public Schools, we are always looking at how we can do more to support our students, and help everyone succeed. An idea currently being considered is a change in the bell times – or school hours – that we have. The plan would flip the current hours, so elementary students begin the … Read more »

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Parents are invited to attend weekly PACT time.

PACT time!

8/10/2016

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

8/9/2016

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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Head Start Policy Committee

8/7/2016

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

Mar 23
Coffee and Connections AM-McKee
Mar 23
Coffee and Connections PM-McKee
Mar 28
Head Start Policy Committee Meeting
Mar 30
Coffee and Connections AM-Woodlawn
Mar 30
Coffee and Connections PM-Woodlawn

EARLY CHILDHOOD ENROLLMENT
P: 515-242-7234
E: janet.riggle@dmschools.org

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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