Ottumwa Community Preschool News

New Preschool has a Name

October 10, 2017

Pickwick Early Childhood Center, the name for the new preschool, was approved by the Board of Education at Monday's meeting.  The process of selecting a name&nb...

Students who attend preschool in the morning are able to use a special bus just for preschool. The bus will meet parents in the parking lot of Schafer Stadium on Center Street...

Ottumwa Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new community preschool on Thursday, August 31 at 5 p.m. at 1306 W. Williams. This is the site of...

Parents and students are invited to attend the Ottumwa Community Preschool Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 4-6 p.m. or Friday, August 25 from 9-11 a.m. The open house p...

Preschool Registration

July 21, 2017

There will be a preschool registration for anyone who is interested in the 2017-18 preschool year on Monday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Preschool Supplies

July 10, 2017

Preschool starts on Monday, August 28.

Preschool students had the opportunity to ride the city bus, many for the first time. Miss Young's class used the bus service to ride downtown to examine the buildings as ...

Learning about worms made preschool students wiggle, giggle and squirm. Worms are now part of every Ottumwa preschool classroom, thanks to a lesson by Food Corps on how worm...

The Ottumwa Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the design development documents for the construction of a new preschool as presented by Dave Bridan with FRK. The...

Even before construction on the new state-of-the-art preschool building begins, Ottumwa will begin to expand opportunities for preschool families. Starting this fall, parent...

The Ottumwa Community Schools’ Preschool Registration will be held Thursday, March 9 in the Ottumwa Community Preschool gym (former Agassiz Elementary School) at 608 E. ...

Preschool Floor Plan Shared

February 14, 2017

The Ottumwa Board of Education saw the latest rendition of the district's new preschool facility at Monday's meeting. The plans and construction documents will be appr...

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce their participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This is a free program which encourages children to read ...

Preschool students and staff wore their pajamas to school on Thursday, December 22, to celebrate the upcoming break. The day also featured a concert by the Evans Middle School...

Thanks Hy-Noon Kiwanis

December 7, 2016

The local Hy-Noon Kiwanis club recently donated funds to the preschool to purchase 10 new trikes. The trikes are used  to support gross motor development in the gym durin...

Pajama Party

November 30, 2016

Students may wear pajamas to school on Thursday, Dec. 23. All classes will also enjoy a holiday concert with Evans Middle School choir.

Learn About GOLD Assessment

November 10, 2016

Click on the PowerPoint link below to learn more about how four-year-olds are assessed using the GOLD assessment tool. This is required for all preschools participating in the...

Parent- Teacher Conferences

October 24, 2016

Parents will be meeting with teachers on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17. Each conference will last about 15 minutes and translators will be available to help parents ...

Another piece of pumpkin news!

CHANGE IN DATE!!!

October 10, 2016

Our Pumpkin Patch trip which was scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, has been changed to Friday, October 14. 

School Pictures

September 25, 2016

Photographs will be taken at school on Tuesday, October 11. Teachers will be sending order forms home if parents wish to order pictures of their child. If you have questions, ...

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

September 25, 2016

Field Trip

The Ottumwa Community Schools’ preschool program has filled most of the slots available for the 2016-17 year. Parents interested in sending their four-year-old child to ...

Grandparents Day Celebrated

September 9, 2016

Several grandparents visited Kelly Young's preschool classes on Thursday. National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaim...

The Ottumwa Community Preschool will host an open house on Thursday, August 25 from 3-6 p.m. at the school, located at 608 E. Williams (the former Agassiz Elementary building)...