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.
April 11-17, 2016 is the National Week of the Young Child, celebrating our young learners! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Community partners around Des Moines have teamed up to provide events to celebrate young children and their families. … Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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