Preschool Program

Male student with headphones onSt. Mary’s School offers two preschool (pre-K) tracks – a program for three-year-old children that meets three days per week and a program for four-year-olds that meets five days per week.

The Education Team
Program Administrator: The elementary principal is designated as the program administrator supervising the preschool program. The principal meets all qualifications described in the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards.

Teacher: A full-time teacher licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners and holding an early childhood endorsement is assigned to the preschool classroom.

Teacher Assistant: A full time teacher assistant in the classroom carries out activities under the supervision of the teacher. The teacher assistant will have specialized training in early childhood education.

Support Staff: Prairie Lakes AEA support staff provide resources and assistance to the teacher and classroom upon request to help all children be successful in the preschool setting. Such staff may include: early childhood consultant, speech and language pathologist, social worker, occupational therapist, physical therapist or others.


For questions about preschool opportunities at St. Mary’s School, program requirements or to schedule a tour, please contact the school office at (712) 732-4166 or email [email protected]


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