Registration for 2017-2018 free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning when that site’s office opens on February 6. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary. Initial paperwork can be found online at

  • Audubon, Bryant, Carver, Eisenhower, Hoover, Irving, Kennedy, Lincoln, Marshall, Sageville and Table Mound elementary schools will begin registration at 7:30 a.m.
  • Fulton Elementary School will begin registration at 7:45 a.m.
  • Prescott Elementary Schools will begin registration at 8 a.m.

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the site they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to Iowa residents.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool. For a complete list of preschool providers, visit

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.

Media requesting more information should contact the DCSD School and Community Relations Office at (563)552-3020.