2019-20 Tiger Cubs Preschool Enrollment

Tiger Cubs Preschool enrollment for the 2019-20 school year opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

If you need assistance with enrollment, please visit the Learning Resource Center, 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays.

Step 1

The following conditions must be met and agreed upon before starting the enrollment process:

  • Children must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 15, 2019.
  • Parents must complete all enrollment forms.
  • Parents are responsible for transportation and attendance of their child.
  • Preschool is half a day, four days per week.
  • Parents understand that filling out the online form does not guarantee their child a placement.

If you are an out-of-district resident, please note that, due to the high demand for placement in the Tiger Cubs preschool program, we will only process enrollments from West Des Moines Community School district residents.

Step 2

Enroll Online

  • Fill out the online form below which includes contact information, facts about your child, and your preschool location choices. Please only choose locations that will work for you and your family.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy can be obtained from a Tiger Cubs Preschool location or Kristin Rourk, preschool programs administrator, at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.
  • Please note:  Parents/Guardians who submit applications after Feb. 1 will be contacted within two weeks of submission.

2019-20 Four-Year-Olds Tiger Cubs Preschool Application

If you need assistance with registration, please visit the Learning Resource Center, 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays.

Financial Assistance (low-Income Families)—There is no fee for Tiger Cubs Preschool, but you may fill out the application to be considered for priority placement. You must complete the application to be considered.

Preschool Financial Application

Step 3

You will be contacted by March 15, 2019, to notify you whether your student has a spot in a Tiger Cubs preschool or has been placed on the waiting list. If placed on the waiting list, you will not need to complete step three and four until asked to do so. You will be contacted by the preschool programs administrator if a placement has become available for your child.

To secure your child’s spot, you will need to provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, proof of residence, and home language survey by the deadline noted in your placement letter.

Step 4

Enrollment Packets will be mailed home in May from your Tiger Cubs Preschool building. Complete the information and return it to your child’s preschool no later than the first week of August. These packets may also be returned ot the Learning Resource Center.

Once you have completed the above steps, your child is registered and ready for preschool!

Please Note:

  • Filling out the online form does not guarantee your child a spot at a Tiger Cubs Preschool.
  • Parents are responsible for the transportation and attendance of their child.
  • Cost: There is no fee for Tiger Cubs Preschool. The tuition is paid through the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP). Families with lower incomes may be eligible for priority placement by filling out the Preschool Financial Application.
  • This process is only for Tiger Cubs Preschool only. The registration process at community preschools varies. Typically, community preschool registration begins in late December and early January. Please contact the individual preschool to learn about its registration process. Please see the preschool directory for community preschool information.