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Pre-K Registration is OPEN!

Spots are filling fast!

We have programs available at the Davenport, and Palmer YMCA Early Learning Centers

  • Preschool will be taught by a certified teacher and is a part of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program
  • To qualify for this program your child has to be 4 by September 15th 2024.
  • This Program is funded by the Department of Education.
  • Fully funded by the Department of Education (no charge to participants)
  • No income guidelines to qualify for participation

Program Operations

  • Monday– Friday
  • Drop Off – 8:40 A.M.
  • Pick Up – 11:10 A.M.


We will focus on the following criteria:

  • Social/ Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development
  • This program is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services

Daily Schedule:

  • Large Group Circle Time
  • Small Group Table Work
  • Free Choice Centers
  • Snack
  • Indoor/ Outdoor Large Motor

Parent Provides:

  • Registration due by 9/15/24
  • Child’s Immunization Record
  • Parents will be asked to sign up for providing snack on a monthly basis
  • Water Bottle for Classroom
  • Transportation to and from School

Questions & Registration Paperwork:

Click here to contact Child Care Administrative Director

Universal Preschool in Davenport

  • A unique collaboration between the YMCA and Davenport Schools.
  • Funded by the Department of Education
  • No income guidelines to qualify for participation
  • The “Universal Preschool” with no charge is for 2 hours of the full-day program
  • Children must be 4 years old by September 15th of the current school year

All day preschool

Preschool has been offered at the following locations. We will continue to update our services:

  • Davenport Early Learning Center, 624 E. 4th Street
  • Palmer YMCA Learning Center, 724 N Harrison Street

Ready to Register?!

Click here to contact Child Care Administrative Director

For questions about enrollment, please contact us:

Brent Ayers | 563-323-5770

Click here to email Brent