Step-Up Preschool

Our preschool program for the 2019 -2020 school year is for children turning 3 or 4 on or before September 15, 2019.

The program consists of a 4-day week offering a 3-hour session in the AM or a 3-hour session in the PM.   Three and four-year olds are combined in the same classroom.

We receive Shared Vision funding which allows us to offer tuition free preschool for a limited number of three and four-year olds that qualify based on income. You must provide proof of income when registering to be considered for these opportunities. These Shared Vision Funded opportunities are in the following 5 of our elementary schools:

Cleveland Elementary

Harrison Elementary

Kenwood Elementary

Taylor Elementary

Wright Elementary


About our program:

  • Each class is led by a teacher licensed through the State of Iowa in Early Childhood Education, and each class is assisted by one or more paraprofessionals.
  • Our program meets IQPPS (Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards) or NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Standards.

Thank you for your interest in the preschool programs that are offered in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. If you have further questions, please call 319-558-2549 or email