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Preschool Enrollment and Registration

Welcome to the Ballard Community School District Preschool Program

The Ballard Community School District was awarded the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program Grant in 2010.  It is our goal to provide a high quality preschool program meeting each child’s needs in a fully integrated, multi-age program.  Our programming provides a rich learning environment that encourages children’s natural curiosity and supports them to take risks that lead to new skill development.  We see education as a family and school endeavor where families, children, and teaching staff work together to help each child enjoy school while achieving their maximum potential.  This team approach maximizes the resources available to the child and helps in creating a lifelong interest in learning.


2024-2025 Ballard West Preschool Waitlist


3 Year Old Preschool

Ballard West may offer tuition based 3 year old preschool programming depending upon the enrollment of 4 year olds each year.  Eligible students for the 3 year old programming must be three years of age prior to September 15th of the current school year. Upon the completion of the enrollment process in March, programming determinations will be made and you will be informed of your child’s enrollment status.

4 Year Old Preschool

Ballard Schools, along with several community partners, offer free 4 year old preschool programming.  Eligible students for the 4 year old programming must be four years of age prior to September 15th of the current school year.  If interested, please contact your program of choice directly to be added to a roster. Please fill out the form below to be added to the Ballard West preschool roster for the 2024-2025 school year.  

Ballard West Four Year Old Preschool: 515-228-3890

Community Partners:
Ms. Hollie’s Preschool: 515-291-5604
Miss Wendy’s Preschool: 515-597-3478
Lily Pad Learning Center: 515-597-5437
Whistle Stop Academy: 515-597-3637



  1. You must receive confirmation and registration next steps from the preschool program that you are rostered to attend BEFORE registering.

  2. Registration can be found online on the Ballard Community School District website.  All students regardless of their attendance center MUST register online.

  3. Prior to the child’s attendance, they must be registered and the following forms completed and submitted to the Ballard Community School District Registrar.


Required documents for preschool students

Immunization Certificate

Medical Examination Form

Vision Screening

Home Language Survey

You may submit the required paper documents in one of the following ways:

1. To the Registrar at the District Office, 509 N Main Ave, Huxley, IA 50124

2. Via mail: Ballard Community Schools Attn: Registrar, 509 N Main Ave,  Huxley, IA 50124

3. Via email:

Contact Information

Enrollment & Registration: Contact District Registrar,  Amber Jungst

Email: or Phone: (515) 597-2811 ext. 1002

Programming: Contact Director of Special Programs, Audra Watson

Email: or Phone: (515) 597-2811 ext. 1009


More Information

Ballard Preschool Handbook

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United Way Community Resources