The Atlantic Community Schools, as part of the State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program, offers free preschool for children who turn four years old on or before September 15. 

Application Process

Please complete the online application below.

Preschool Application

Important information about our preschool program:

  • Utilize Creative Curriculum, which is based on early childhood theories and research. It creates purposeful and productive learning experiences that help children grow in all areas. The goal of the program is for children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who work well with others.
  • Taught by state certified teachers in early childhood and early childhood special education.  Each classroom is also staffed with paraeducators who meet the state of Iowa’s criteria for highly qualified early childhood paraeducators.
  • Provide an inclusive preschool experience for all students including those with Individualized Education Plans.
  • Accredited through the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards.
  • Offer both AM and PM sessions to meet student and family needs.  Both programs operate four days a week: Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, andFriday.  AM programs meetfrom 8:00-11:00, and PM programs meetfrom 12:00-3:00.
  • The preschool program is open on regular school days throughout the year, following the school district calendar.
  • Preschool Handbook
  • Preschool FAQ

Contact Information

Beth Schwarte 
bschwarte@atlanticiaschools.org
Classroom Website 2016 - 2017

Michaela Knudsen
mkndusen@atlanticiaschools.org
Classroom Website 2016 - 2017

Early Learning Center
701 Linn Street 
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
Phone: 712-243-2312
Fax: 712-243-2208

 

Mission Statement

The Atlantic Community School District will prepare all learners to be creative, innovative and productive citizens by providing diverse opportunities to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge in a positive, disciplined and challenging environment.