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Preschool Registration Information

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Get Ready for Marion Preschool Registration!

Registration will open on Friday, February 14, 2020 at noon! 

CLICK THIS LINK to Register: 2020/2021 Preschool Registration Form

The Statewide Voluntary Four-Year-Old Preschool Program provides opportunities for Iowa children to attend quality preschool.  Children who are age 4 by September 15, 2020, are eligible to attend our preschool program. Children who are age 5 by September 15, 2020, should register for kindergarten at their resident school and are not eligible for preschool.  All Marion Preschool programs are currently housed at Longfellow Elementary.

A change the district is implementing for the 2020-2021 school is that our Full Day program will have a monthly tuition fee.  Half Day programs are free of charge. Full Day program tuition will be $195/month and must be paid before the first of the month.  Tuition for full day preschool will be collected September-May for nine months total. Failure to pay your child’s tuition will result in your child not being able to attend the Full Day program.  If a spot in our Half Day program is available, your child will be placed in the Half Day program. Questions regarding tuition payment can be directed to Christie Van Wey, MISD Business Manager (

 You may be asking, why we are now charging for Full Day?  Our preschool budget is no longer able to support this program without additional funds.  We currently only receive 0.5 funding from the state which is why our half day programs are free.  Rather than cutting our programs/staff, we felt this provided the best option for us to continue to provide our current high-quality programming and be fiscally responsible.

 Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch will have a reduced monthly tuition of $100/month.  Free/Reduced Lunch applications are available from any MISD secretary.

 The district will once again be partnering with the Marion Head Start Program.  Please visit this link prior to registration to learn more about the Head Start Program to see if you qualify.  There is a question below asking if you are interested in being contacted by a Head Start representative.

 Sessions MISD will be offering for the 2020-21 school year at Longfellow Elementary:

         -AM Class (8:20-10:50 AM) *Free of charge*

         -PM Class (12:50-3:20 PM) *Free of charge*

 -Full Day (8:20 AM-2:30 PM, MISD resident students will be placed  first) *$195/month tuition fee*

 *Note: Longfellow Elementary does not provide before/after daycare for preschool students.  There are many area daycares that provide care and transportation before/after preschool.

 Families will be contacted via email on Friday, March 27th of their child’s preschool placement.  If you register after this date, you will be placed on our waiting list to get into our program and contacted when a spot opens up.  Families who receive placement into the Full Day program will have 30 days following placement notification to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure their child’s placement.  That deposit will be applied towards September’s tuition amount.

For more information about the preschool enrollment process, contact Principal Nicole Harmer at Longfellow Elementary at 319-377-0183 ext. 3301, email at or Principal Annette Maier at Starry Elementary at 319-377-4698 ext. 2204, email at


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