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.
Enrollment – Beginning in January
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 have birthdays that fall between 9/16/2019-9/15/2020. If interested, please fill out the 2023-2024 Preschool Interest Form. 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. Enrollment begins in January of each year. If interested, please contact your program of choice directly to be added to a roster.
Participating Four Year Old Programs
Ballard West Preschool: 515-228-3890
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
Registration – Beginning in March
You must receive confirmation and registration next steps from the preschool program that you are rostered to attend BEFORE registering.
Registration can be found online on the Ballard Community School District website. All students regardless of their attendance center MUST register online.
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
Medical Examination Form
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: email@example.com
Enrollment & Registration: Contact District Registrar, Amber Jungst
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (515) 597-2811 ext. 1002
Programming: Contact Director of Special Programs, Audra Watson
Email: email@example.com or Phone: (515) 597-2811 ext. 1009