Openings Available for DMPS Universal Preschool

There are still openings for the 4-year-old universal preschool program for 2010-2011 at select locations in Des Moines Public Schools.

All children who turned four on or before September 15, 2010 are eligible to enroll at no cost. Interested families should contact the DMPS Welcome Center, 1301 2nd Ave., or call (515) 242-7234 or (515) 242-7588 to enroll. The enrollment process requires a completed application and birth certificate or T-19 card. Transportation is not provided for preschool.

The enrollment application also is available on the district’s website at

“We hope eligible 4-year-olds will enroll in the universal preschool program this year to take advantage of the learning opportunities available before they head to kindergarten next year,” said Susie Guest, Administrator of Early Childhood Programs.