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Preschool Registration Now Open!

The Ballard Community School District is now accepting registrations for preschool for the 2022-23 school year! There are two opportunities available for families. 

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP) offers a high-quality learning environment that prepares students with a strong foundation from an early age. It’s open to any student who will be four years old on or before September 15, 2022, as well as any child who will turn five years old between March 15 and September 15, 2022. 

For more information and to register for SVPP at Ballard West, please call (515) 228-3890. The program is also available at our partner sites:

  • Lily Pad Learning Center, (515) 597-5437
  • Ms. Hollie’s Preschool, (515) 291-5604
  • Miss Wendy’s Preschool, (515) 597-3478
  • Whistle Stop Academy, (515) 597-3637

Families can register their children by calling their desired programming site (see above). If your first choice is full, please call additional sites. Through SVPP, we aim to serve all eligible children in our community!

Tuition-Based Preschool

Any child who turns three years old on or before September 15, 2022, may also be eligible for tuition-based three-year-old preschool. However, priority will be given to four-year-old children. To register, please call Ballard West at (515) 228-3890. 

Additionally, please note that any three-year-old student with an IEP and special education beyond speech services is eligible for this programming tuition free.

For additional information or assistance with either of these preschool programs, please contact Ballard Director of Special Programs Audra Watson at (515) 597-1009.