Enrollment Details

  • Days Open
    The Preschool is open Monday - Friday during the school year. The preschool is open on non-school days year around, including in-service and conference days, vacation days, and Summer. 

    Hours Open:
    The Preschool is open daily, M-F, from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

    Yearly Calendar:
    The Preschool program follows the Iowa City Community School District calendar, with the addition of childcare throughout the year. The Preschool opens in August on the first regular day of school for all students. The Preschool is open through the school days in June. The preschool is also open on the District in-service, workshop, and conference days, as well as vacation times, including Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer. The school closes for Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th.   

    Parents/guardians may complete registration forms and materials for enrollment into the preschool program. Children who cannot be immediately enrolled will be placed on a waiting list for upcoming openings. 

    Eligibility Criteria
    The Preschool has spaces for both tuition and non-tuition families. Families must be eligible by income, as well as by other criteria to qualify for tuition-free status. By being eligible, families may participate in this preschool program and child care center free of charge, at no cost to them. Enrollment in the Hills Preschool Program is open to children who are 4 years of age by September 15 of that particular year. 

    Parents/guardians of children interested in the preschool program may request a registration packet of information and forms from the Hills elementary school office. Parents/guardians will be contacted to answer questions concerning the enrollment policies and procedures.

    Families may purchase breakfast and or lunch through the school district food program, or provide their own. 

    To receive information about our preschool program and/or enrollment information, please call or contact:

    Hills Elementary Office
    301 W. Main St. Hills, Iowa 52235

    Families and Visitors
    Parents/guardians/community members are welcome to observe and participate with us at school anytime. Please let us know if there is a special day or time you would like to join us. Parents may also come and eat lunch with their children. An adult school lunch may be ordered if the school is notified by 8:30 a.m. Upon arrival at school, please come to the school office first to let us know of your presence.