Small Discoveries Preschool is a ministry of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 517 SW Des Moines Street, Ankeny, Iowa. Preschool students use the northeast door to the educational wing that is accessible by SW Elm Street.
Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is open! You are able to add children to the wait list at any time by calling Rachel Allison at 515-975-4875.
Small Discoveries Preschool begins after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day. School is recessed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring vacation. We offer a 3-Year-Old and a Pre-K program for four and five year olds. The 3-Year-Old program meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 11:30 am. The Pre-K program meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 am. Pre-K students may also enroll in an extended learning program that meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30.
Transportation is not provided to or from school. A class list will be provided to facilitate in the arrangement of car pools.
Small Discoveries Preschool has a staff of experienced teachers with a teacher/student ratio of one to ten for the Pre-K classes and one to eight for the 3-Year-Old class. The director and head teachers have degrees in early childhood or elementary education. Teachers are members of professional organizations and attend conferences and/or workshops for continuing education and professional development.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled in the fall and again in the spring. Parents may request a conference at any time. Parents are always welcome to visit or assist in the classroom.
Small Discoveries Preschool is affiliated with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Christian holidays are observed. Prayer is also shared at the beginning of group time and before the snack.
Small Discoveries Preschool provides an educational program in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to help children in their transition from home to kindergarten. The learning experiences foster the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of the child.
Preschool learning experiences include opportunities to: