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Celebrate Week of the Young Child

3/31/2016

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 »

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DMPS Preschool Enrollment

3/8/2016

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.

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Join the Community Legislative Action Team

3/8/2016

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

10/26/2015

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

10/26/2015

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 »

Parents are invited to attend weekly PACT time.

PACT time!

9/21/2015

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 »

Upcoming Events

May 10
Spring Into Summer Preschool Family Event
May 24
Head Start Policy Committee

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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