Project Shine

Project Shine provides resources and tuition assistance for children, ages 3-5, from lower income households. The program is funded by Polk County Early Childhood Iowa (ECI).  The Preschool Programs Coordinator works closely with the child and the area preschools to ensure that they meet certain quality standards.


To qualify, your family/child must meet these guidelines:

  1. Your child must be age 3 or age 4 by Sept. 15 of the school year in which they are enrolling. Children may attend preschool one and/or two years before kindergarten.
  2. Your family must live in the WDMCS District.
  3. Your family income must meet Project Shine guidelines.

To see if you are eligible for Project Shine funding, please contact Early Childhood Parent Educator Jessica Pierce with WDMCS Community Education.