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Cedar Rapids Community School District offers a wide range of preschool opportunities for local students and families. Your student is eligible to apply for preschool for the 2024-2025 school year if they are turning 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2024.

Cedar Rapids Community School District 3- and 4-year-old preschool provides a nurturing environment for young students. Each class is led by a teacher licensed through the State of Iowa in Early Childhood Education and lays the foundation for school success and lifetime problem-solving skills for your child.

There is no cost for 3 and 4-year-old preschools. A Statewide grant funds the 4-year-old preschool, while a 3-year-old preschool is funded by a Shared Vision grant. For 3-year-old preschools, CRCSD offers a Shared-Vision experience at two locations: CRA Taylor and Grant Wood Elementary. Both sites only offer half-day programs (AM and PM). Since 3-year-old preschool is funded by the Share Vision grant, 3-year-old student eligibility is based on income qualification criteria.

CRCSD busing transportation is offered for 4-year-old students attending Truman Early Childhood Center. Families are responsible for transportation for students attending a half-day preschool program, except for qualifying Individual Education Plan (IEP) students. Champions wrap-around services are offered onsite for before-school, after-school, and/or Friday care if interested.

To register for preschool, please upload the required documents found below through the online registration process with the buttons below. Registration does NOT guarantee a placement/enrollment. Early Learning will follow up with families when students are placed.

Applications for preschool are now being taken for the 24-25 school year. There will be a slight delay in placement notification due to pending state legislation. Notification of placement will be made in the first week of May. Families will receive a phone call or an email.
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Register New Preschooler – Next School Year (2024-2025)

Please use the links below to enroll and register a new preschool student at the Cedar Rapids Community School District for the next school year, which runs from August 23, 2024, through June 3, 2025.

Is your family new to Cedar Rapids Community School District?
If you do NOT have any other students already attending CRCSD, and you want to register a new preschool student for the next school year (Aug. 23, 2024 – June 3, 2025), use the button below.

Do you have another student already enrolled in Cedar Rapids Community School District?
If you already have another student attending CRCSD and want to register a new preschool student for next school year (Aug. 23, 2024-June 4, 2025), use the button below.


Register Preschooler for Current School Year (2023-2024)

Below are the links to enroll and register a new preschool student in the Cedar Rapids Community School district for the current school year, which runs from now until June 10, 2024.


To contact the Early Learning team, call 319-558-2375 or email earlylearning@crschools.us.

Four-Year-Old – Required documents

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Before the first day of school, updated immunization records need to be turned in

Shared Visions – Required documents

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Household financial documentation (for financial assistance consideration)
    • Two most current pay stubs per working parent in the household, or;
    • A Letter of Notice from Iowa DHS stating active eligibility for Medicaid health insurance or food assistance/SNAP benefits
    • Note: Your household income cannot be verified with an Iowa DHS medical or food assistance card.
  • Before the first day of school, updated immunization records need to be turned in

Key contact

Monica Frey

Principal

Annette Petersen

Early Learning