The Welcome Center registers students and provides information to families about district programs.
The Welcome Center, located at 1301 2nd Avenue, provides assistance for families new to the district who want to learn more about the many educational opportunities available, and provides assistance to non-English speaking children who need assistance through the English Language Learner Program.
At the Welcome Center, families can register children for a variety of preschool programs located throughout the district, including full-day programs, half-day programs, and programs that meet the needs of working parents. Some of the programs have income-based eligibility and others, like the universal preschool programs, have no cost. The district also partners with child care centers, faith-based preschools, and the Science Center to offer quality preschool experiences.
- Early Childhood 515-242-7588
Assessments and placement of non-speaking children or newcomers who need assistance through the English Language Learner Program is provided at the Welcome Center. This allows children to be placed in a timely manner at a comprehensive ELL school and receive appropriate services as soon as they enroll.
- English Language Learners 515-242-8102
The Welcome Center staff enrolls children throughout the year and can help families choose a program that meets their needs. We pride ourselves on making a “best fit” for every student and their family. We have bilingual staff to serve those with Spanish as their primary language.
- New student registration 515-242-7371