Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child and we want the sign-up process to go as smoothly as possible for your family.

Kindergarten sign-up begins April 13 for all current DMPS preschool students. Registration opens for all other children on May 4. Your child must be five years old on or before September 15 to be eligible. Find the information you need to start enrollment below.


Everyone is required to provide the following documents:*

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization records;
  • Photo ID;
  • Resident verification (may include, but not limited to: recent utility bill, current vehicle registration, recent DHS paperwork, signed lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord.)

*All documentation must be received before sign-up can be completed.


Contact the Welcome Center located at 1000 Porter Avenue, call 515-242-7371 or email to enroll your student(s). This process may be completed in person, via email and phone call.

COVID-19 Special Instructions: All persons entering the Welcome Center will be required to wear a face mask while in the building, and physically distance themselves from others. Families are encouraged to send only one parent or guardian to register a student (the student does not need to be present). Please have all documentation ready at check in, and be prepared to return and wait in your vehicle until registration staff comes to get you.

Virtual Registration: Families who wish to register remotely should email for further instructions.

Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Families may call 515-242-7371 with any questions about the kindergarten sign-up process.