SCCSD Preschools

The Start of a Child’s Educational Journey

The Sioux City Community School District is dedicated to the success of all children. Guided by knowledge of child development and research-based practices, early childhood staff provides developmentally appropriate experiences for all SCCSD preschool students.

Enrollment Requirements

Students enrolling in our four-year-old voluntary preschool program must meet two requirements:

  • Your child MUST reside in the State of Iowa(preschool does not follow district boundaries, so you can request a preferred preschool location in the registration application)

  • Your child MUST be four years old by September 15, 2024.

In addition:

  • Your child may not attend free preschool for two years.

  • Your child may not attend free preschool if they are five on or before September 15, 2024.

2024-2025 Preschool Registration

How to Register

Applications will be available online beginning Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 4:00 pm and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once you’ve submitted an application, our preschool coordinator will be in contact with you to provide more information and next steps.

Applicants can expect one of the following:

  • A referral to the Head Start Program (if eligible). The state requires families that qualify for Head Start to attend a Head Start Preschool program. The household information included on your application will determine your eligibility for a Head Start program.

  • A one-to-one registration meeting with our preschool coordinator (dependent upon availability). Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records to this meeting.

  • Assistance registering with another preschool program if ours becomes full.

For any additional questions, please contact Gina Bohan at 712-293-0436 ext. 1401.

Additional Preschool Information

Hours & Tuition

Sioux City Community School District preschools run a full-day program and curriculum. Through Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP), three hours of preschool per day are provided at no cost.

Students can attend Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for free.

For the additional four hours of preschool per day, there is a $250 monthly fee. Reduced tuition rates are available based on household income. Please contact Gina Bohan at 712-293-0436 ext. 1401 to inquire about tuition assistance.

Growth & Development

SCCSD preschool staff use the early childhood curriculum as a framework for facilitating children’s growth in all areas of development. All children are seen as individuals; therefore, staff provides modifications and adaptations to ensure the success of each child. The classroom environment is set up to encourage play, which is the most important process through which young children learn. The early childhood staff feels families play an important role in their child’s educational success. Ongoing, open communication is vital. It is essential that families actively participate in their child’s education.

Sioux City Community School District Preschools Locations:

All preschools within the Sioux City Community School District are affiliates of the Preschool Initiative Program and take place at the following buildings:

Bryant Elementary
3040 Jones St.
Ph: 712-279-6819
Principal: Dr. Angela Holcomb

Morningside STEM Elementary
3601 Bushnell St.
Ph: 712-274-4048
Principal: Kim Krotz

Clark Early Childhood Center
4315 Hamilton Blvd.
Ph: 712-293-0436
Preschool Administrator: Amber Hannah

Riverside Elementary
2220 Nash St.
Ph: 712-279-6811
Principal: Kathy Thode

Hunt A+ Arts Elementary
2002 Nebraska St.
Ph: 712-279-6833
Principal: Michael Tillo

Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary
4101 Stone Ave.
Ph: 712-274-4043
Principal: Dr. Mandi Bradford

Leeds Elementary
3919 Jefferson St.
Ph: 712-239-7034
Principal: Ron Koch

Unity Elementary
1901 Unity Ave.
Ph: 712-279-6839
Principal: Kevin Finkey

Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary
1717 Casselman St.
Ph: 712-279-6843
Principal: Tami Vogeli

Preschool Resources

Access a PDF of the Preschool Curriculum Assessment Information in Six Languages: 

Be advised that at any time the Iowa State Legislature may consider proposals that could reduce or eliminate funding for some preschool programs.