Welcome to Oskaloosa Community School District Preschool! We are very excited to have a role in your child’s education. Our program offers a quality preschool experience and we are looking forward to moving into our new location in August!
Our dedicated preschool staff implements the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, as well as The Creative Curriculum, which is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
Our curriculum offers a balance of individual, small group, and large group activities with an emphasis on learning centers and child self-selection. The classrooms are planned to stimulate aspects of development by acknowledging each child’s individual development, age-related development, and cultural background. Your child will learn by doing, imitating, observing, exploring, examining, experimenting, and questioning in activities and experiences planned according to his or her interests and home experiences. Language and literacy experiences, storytelling and story sharing, creative dramatics, and music are integrated throughout the program as well as numbers, science, and outdoor activities. We also focus on social emotional learning with an emphasis placed upon sharing, belonging to a group, and forming friendships with other children and adults.
For the 4-year-old preschool program, your child must be four by September 15th
All children are eligible for preschool regardless of needs, abilities, or special circumstances.
The preschool registration window is open beginning March 1st for the following school year. Registration will still be available during the summer but students are placed on a first come first serve basis. We cannot guarantee a spot for your child if registered after all the available seats are taken. The 4-year-old program typically is able to place all students who register online before the end of May. However, if we have more registrations than anticipated, we will create a waiting list that will allow us to fill the spots when available.
Resident students of the Oskaloosa School District and siblings of current open-enrolled students will be considered first for enrollment into the preschool program. If there is room available, we may fill the openings with out-of-district students. Please call the Oskaloosa Community School District at (641) 673-8345 for help with the process.
At this time, the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program funds our district’s 4-year-old program, and there is no cost to register and attend Oskaloosa preschool.
Yes! Please refer to the Enrollment Webpage and follow the process for an existing family. Just be sure to add your preschool-aged child to the list of students you're enrolling for the upcoming school year.
Please refer to the Enrollment Webpage located in the upper right hand corner of this page. Follow the process for either an existing family or a new family to the district.
Early Childhood Recreation Center (ECRC) Ground Breaking Ceremony April 30, 2020!
Photo Update August, 2020. Early Childhood building taking shape!
The Oskaloosa Community School District, in partnership with the City of Oskaloosa, Mahaska County YMCA, and the Mahaska Community are working towards building a new Community Child Care Center. The school will be partnering to build 8 pre-school classrooms for the district's earliest learners. To learn more about the project, visit the Mahaska County YMCA website HERE.