Of the over 3 million people in Iowa, 62,230 live in Council Bluffs!
The goal of our programs is to provide a high quality preschool experience meeting each child’s needs including children with disabilities and those from a diverse background. The classroom environment provides rich learning opportunities that encourage natural curiosity. Children are in a setting that is safe, respected and cared for.
Our preschool programs serve children on individualized education plans (IEP) that are transitioning from Early Access Services into the public school system. As parents, you are the most important teachers in your children’s lives. Active involvement by parents is an essential part of the children’s experiences. This is the start of an exciting time!
The philosophy of Early Childhood is based on a strongly held set of beliefs:
The Council Bluffs Community School District believes that all children should receive quality care and be provided with a developmentally appropriate education. We believe that all young children experience success through active learning opportunities that are appropriately timed and incremented. A safe and nurturing environment will meet the individual child’s needs. We believe that with the combined efforts of parents, educators, community, and students, all children will succeed intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.
2016-17 Preschool Family Handbook Click Here to View or Download
2016-17 Programa de Educación Preescolar Manual para la Familia Click Here to View or Download
2016-17 Preschool Screenings Flyer Click Here to View or Download
2016-17 Fechas de Evaluaciones Preescolares click para ver / descarger
Preschool Screening Dates
Screenings are done by appointment at the Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA . If you have a child that is 3 or 4 years of age by September 15, 2016 please call Sherry at (712) 227-0098 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to schedule an appointment for any of the upcoming screenings listed below:
March 14, 2017 – 3 year olds ONLY (children 3 years of age by 9/15/2017)
April 3, 2017 – All District Screening Event (see below)
May 9th, 2017
Information required for all screenings:
Child’s Birth Certificate
Current Immunization Records
Past year’s 1040 Income Tax Form reflecting the adjusted gross income and the child as a dependent
A copy of your current FIP Iowa card or benefits statement
All District Screening – April 3, 2017 Noon – 6 PM
Monday, April 3, 2017 there will be a special preschool screening event for all children who will be 4 years of age by September 15, 2017. This screening will occur at all of the elementary buildings in the district (with exception of Crescent) from 12 PM – 6 PM. There will not be a need to make an appointment. The same documents listed above are required for placement decisions. Note: You will need to present your 2016 Income Tax form 1040 to be considered for placement. Interpreters will be present at select building sites. Watch for flyers to be sent home with all elementary school students in March, 2017. Interpreters will be available at select sites from 3 – 6 PM. NOTE: If you have a child who will be 3 years of age by September 15, 2017, please call for an appointment at the March 14, 2017 screening event.
Preschool Administrative Assitant
Director of Elementary Education
(712) 328-6489 ext. 11326