our mission

To develop the whole child -- mind, body and spirit -- during the vital learning window of the preschool years. To foster academic readiness and to honor creative abilities through a deeply enriching fine arts curriculum.


Preparing young minds and bodies for a creative world.



tours and questions

call 319.688.9288 from 8:30AM-1PM

or email learn@performingartspreschool.org

to register

call 319.688.9288 from 8:30AM-1PM

or email learn@performingartspreschool.org

enrollment is now open

for the 2017 - 2018 school year

programs, eligibility and tuition

Fall Enrollment
For fall enrollment, completed registration forms
and a $50 supply and registration fee must be received by July 15th
Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

Late Enrollment
Late enrollment is possible through January 15th, if there is a spot available. All late enrollments require completed registration forms and fees to be turned in no later than a week prior to the desired start date. Students wishing to enroll after the school year has begun must meet program requirements of eligibility as described below. However, students turning 3, 4 or 5 by November 15th may also join the appropriate program as long as the start date is not prior to November 15th. In January, late enrollment also requires students are 3, 4 or 5 by November 15th the prior fall and have had preschool experience the prior fall. No students can be enrolled after the January 15th deadline, but instead are encouraged to register for the following school year.

 

Anyone wishing to tour the preschool may schedule a time by calling Amber at 319.688.9288 from 8:30AM-1PM or email us at: learn@performingartspreschool.org. Tours are not given on a walk-in basis nor during preschool hours.

 

 

CLICK HERE to download your Intent to Enroll form (PDF)

CLICK HERE to submit your Intent to Enroll online

 

 

for 3- and 4-year olds

Children turning 3 years of age by September 15th who have completed potty learning are eligible for the Performing Arts Preschool 2-day program. Designed as a gentle introduction to the classroom for children who have not yet attended preschool or who have had one year of preschool, 2-Day features Group Learning, hands-on cognitive activities, Art, Orff, Drama and Movement, with plenty of time for free choice activity, play and rest appropriate for beginning students.

 

Children turning 4 years of age by September 15th who have completed potty learning are eligible for the Performing Arts Preschool 3-day program.  3-day students have Group Learning, hands-on cognitive activities, Art, Orff, Drama, and Movement, free choice time and preparation for kindergarten.  3-day students also go on some field trips and interact with visiting artists. Fall and spring sessions end with a group performance.

 

2-day program

($208/month): Children who turn 3 by November 15 and are potty trained (if your child does not turn 3 by Sept. 15, he or she would not begin until their birthday).
9-12:15PM TR. There are 16 spots available.

 

3-day program

($325/month): Children who turn 4 by November 15 and are potty trained (if your child does not turn 4 by Sept. 15, he or she would not begin until their birthday). This program includes bringing lunch. If there are spots available, it is possible children turning 3 by Sept. 15th could be in this program. However, priority is given to children who are 4 or pre-k. 
9-12:45 PM MWF. There are 16 spots available.

 

for 4- and 5-year-olds

Children turning 4 or 5 years of age by September 15th or with at least a year of prior preschool experience are eligible for Performing Arts Preschool 5-day program. This program features Group Learning, hands-on cognitive activities, Art, Orff, Drama, Movement and Community (field trips and visiting artists), with focus on preparation for kindergarten the following year. Fall and spring sessions end with a group performance.

 

5-day program

($500/month): Children who turn 4 by September 15 and are potty trained. This is a pre-k program, so to register for this program you must intend to enroll your child in kindergarten the following year. Children bring lunch.
9-12:45 MTWRF. There are 16 spots available.

 

 

Performing Arts Preschool 5-Day Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:30 Circle Circle Circle Circle Circle
9:30-10 Rotation 1:
Art
Small Group
Rotation 1:
Art
Small Group
Rotation 1:
Art
Small Group
Rotation 1:
Music and Movement
Small Group
Drama/Music Exploration
10-10:30 Rotation 2:
Small Group
Art
Rotation 2:
Small Group
Art
Rotation 2:
Small Group
Art
Rotation 2:
Music and Movement
Small Group
Science Experiments
10:30-11:15 Snack and Recess Snack and Recess Snack and Recess Snack and Recess Snack and Recess
11:15-11:45 Rotation 3:
Music and Movement
Centers
Story Time 11:15-11:30 Rotation 3:
Music and Movement
Centers
Story Time 11:15-11:30 Centers and Free Art 11:15-12:00
11:45-12:15 Rotation 4:
Centers
Music and Movement
Centers 11:30-12:00 Rotation 4:
Centers
Music and Movement
Centers 11:30-12:00
12:15-12:45 Lunch Lunch 12:00-12:30
Music Circle 12:30-12:45
Lunch Lunch 12:00-12:30
Art Circle 12:30-12:45
Lunch 12:00-12:30
Star Student 12:30-12:45

 

 

Performing Arts Preschool 3-Day Schedule

Time Monday Wednesday Friday
9-9:30 Circle Circle Circle
9:30-10 Rotation 1:
Music and Movement
Small Group
Rotation 1:
Music and Movement
Small Group
Centers and Free Art 9:30-10:15
10-10:30 Rotation 2:
Small Group
Music and Movement
Rotation 2:
Small Group
Music and Movement
Snack and Recess 10:15-11:15
10:30-11:15 Snack and Recess Snack and Recess
11:15-11:45

Rotation 3:
Art

Centers

Rotation 3:
Art

Centers
Drama/Music Exploration
11:45-12:15

Rotation 4:
Centers

Art

Rotation 4:
Centers

Art

Fun Friday Activity/

Science Experiments
12:15-12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch

 

 

Performing Arts Preschool 2-Day Schedule

Time Tuesday Thursday
9-9:30 Table Centers/Circle Table Centers/Circle
9:30-10

Rotation 1:
Music and Movement

Small Group 

Rotation 1:
Art

Small Group 
10-10:30

Rotation 2:
Small Group

Music and Movement

Rotation 2:
Small Group

Art
10:30-11:15 Snack and Recess Snack and Recess
11:15-12:00 Centers Centers
12:00-12:15 Story Time/Goodbye   Story Time/Goodbye