Tiger Cubs Preschool Enrollment

  • Complete Online Enrollment and Request Tiger Cubs Placements

    Request a Tiger Cubs placement for your child by completing WDMCS’ online enrollment. 

    You will need certain information and documents to get started. Any documents can be scanned and uploaded online. 

    All students need: 

    • Proof of residency. The student’s and parent/guardian’s names and addresses must match on proof of residency documents, listed below. 
      • Note: Tiger Cubs Preschool enrollment for 2023-24 is now open to in- and out-of-district families.
    • Immunization Records. Iowa law requires parent/guardians to verify certain immunizations. Required Immunizations (based on age)
    • Health History. Please enter general health history information for each student. 
    • Do Not Release Information. You will be asked if photos or videos of your student can be taken. In addition, this allows student information to be listed in school yearbooks and directories.

    New students will also need: 

    • Proof of Age. Proof of age is required for all new WDMCS students. Documents are listed below.

    Current WDMCS families with incoming preschoolers will: 

    • Add your incoming preschooler to your family as a new student.
    • Complete online enrollment for the entire family and confirm your details later in the spring.

    Families new to WDMCS will complete new student enrollment online for incoming preschoolers.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR APPLE USERS: Any Apple product will need to use the FREE Puffin browser app to complete online enrollment.

  • Next, WDMCS will contact you by email to let you know your Tiger Cubs placement.

    There will be an online form you can fill out to confirm or release your Tiger Cubs placement. WDMCS may also follow up with you about missing documents or information. If you have an address change or other changes after filling out online enrollment, please contact your school. Your Tiger Cubs teacher will schedule a time to visit with you in August 2023.

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

    You can also complete other back-to-school steps like paying fees and getting school supplies.

Enrollment Support Events

  • Families without access to the internet or those in need of an interpreter will be able to request a Tiger Cubs placement at our on-site enrollment support dates.

    See all upcoming dates

    Our Multilingual Family Engagement Specialists will also contact families to provide language and interpretation support.


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  • Proof of Residency

    All new students entering WDMCS must provide the proper documentation to establish proof of residency. The name and address on these documents must match the name and address of the parent or legal guardian of the student(s) being registered. Acceptable proof of residency documents are:


    One of the following:

    • Printed verification page from the Polk County Assessor’s web page.
    • A copy of your most recently paid property tax bill.
    • A copy of a recent mortgage statement.
    • A copy of a utility bill for the last of current month.

    Recently closed on a new home

    A copy of the settlement statement from closing or a warranty deed.

    Recently made on offer on a home

    A purchase agreement showing the closing date on your home. Upon closing on your home, provide a closing document to the Registrar.


    One of the following:

    • A copy of your lease agreement with the term listed. The agreement MUST contain property owner’s name, address and signature; and name and signature of parent/guardian.
    • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address within WDMCS boundaries.

    Renter without a lease (on a month-to-month basis)

    • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address.

    Note: Proof of residency requirements may be waived for unhoused youth. Learn more on our "Homeless Youth" web page.


    Proof of Age Requirements

    Proof of age is required for all new students to WDMCS. In Iowa, a child must be five years old on or before September 15 of the year he or she starts school in order to enroll in kindergarten. Proof of age is requested at Kindergarten Roundup and required prior to the start of school. For students in grades one through 12, proof is also required before your child can start attending school.

    Several options are acceptable:

    • A state birth certificate
    • A passport
    • Adoption papers
    • A certificate obtained from the county the child was born.
    • For Polk County: Polk County Recorder’s Office, 111 Court Ave., Room 245, Des Moines, IA 50309-2251; Phone: 286-3781; Cost is $20
    • A state certificate can be obtained from: Iowa Vital Records Bureau, Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 281-4944; Cost is $20
Last Modified on July 18, 2023