A smiling preschool student

The 3- and 4-year-old Early Learning Preschool Program provides a nurturing environment that promotes a positive self-image. Our goal is to lay the foundation for school success and lifetime problem-solving skills for your child.


For 2021-22 Preschool

Preschool Contact Number

New May 5, 2021 - CRCSD is now offering New All-Day Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds! 

Full Day Programs - Monday - Thursday - 8:50 AM - 3:50 PM
***Must be 4 years old by September 15, 2021 and reside in the CRCSD boundaries to qualify***
Locations are Arthur, Cleveland, Hoover, Kenwood, and Wright
No transportation is provided by the district. 
Register below for the lottery of 75 open spots.

Half Day Preschool applications for the 2021-22 school year are also being accepted. Your child(ren) must be 3 and/or 4 by September 15, 2021, to enroll in preschool for the 2021-22 school year.

The first day of preschool will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

***Apply for the 2021-22 Cedar Rapids Community School District preschool program here!

Preschool Locations

Preschool is offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We offer multiple sessions in the following hour format, 8:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m in all twelve of the buildings listed below; we also offer a full day preschool program 8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at five of the buildings listed.  Preschool is offered at:  

  • Arthur Elementary  *
  • Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary
  • Cleveland Elementary  *
  • Coolidge Elementary
  • Grant Wood Elementary
  • Harrison Elementary
  • Hiawatha Elementary
  • Hoover Elementary  *
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Kenwood Leadership Academy  * 
  • Viola Gibson Elementary
  • Wright Elementary  *

* Building offers Full day preschool

Map of Preschool Locations

For more information about the preschool program, visit here.