Cedar Rapids Preschool Guide

Cedar Rapids Preschool Guide

Disclosure: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for preschools in Cedar Rapids and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide resource, brought to you by our featured sponsors!  We hope this guide makes the process a little easier as you begin your search!


Cedar Valley Montessori School exists to help children ages two through six grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually in an environment that emphasizes individualized learning and respect. CVMS programs are structured to create thoughtful, independent and confident learners who have respect for themselves and the world around them. Our mission is to remain consistent with what Dr. Maria Montessori said, did, and wrote to create an individualized early education experience which will allow children to progress at their own rate along their developmental path. We are centrally located in downtown Cedar Rapids, with seven newly remodeled, spacious, natural light-filled classrooms, a large, multi-use indoor atrium and gymnasium, a securely fenced outdoor play area and a state-of-the-art security system. You may sign up for our programs as early as Birth! Call today to schedule your tour!

AGES: 2 year olds (2-3 days/week, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)  |  3-6 year olds (5 days/week, Morning/Extended/Full Day options)

HOURS: M-F 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

110 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids


KidsPoint Child Care offers high quality, licensed preschool programs at two convenient locations throughout Cedar Rapids {Downtown and C Street}. Taught by experienced, caring teachers, KidsPoint’s research-based curriculum ensures your little one is progressing socially, cognitively, and physically in a “home-away-from-home” setting. KidsPoint instills a love of learning through exploration-driven skill development and engaging activities to help your child learn and grow. Call today for more information!

AGES: 2-5 year olds (Full-Time)

      KidsPoint Downtown: M-F 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
      KidsPoint C Street:  M-F 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Downtown: 318 5th Street SE
C Street: 5830 C Street SW

Downtown:  (319) 365-1636

C Street: (319) 841-4055


Summit Schools’ all-day PreKindergarten program offers a strong phonics reading curriculum, and daily math and science instruction. Summit’s PreKindergarten prepares children for elementary school in a calm and nurturing learning environment. PreK students at Summit also enjoy several field trips throughout the year, and weekly exploratory instruction in art, music and PE/wellness. The PreK class is capped at 18 students in a 9:1 student/teacher ratio.

AGES: 4-6 year olds (5 days/week)  

HOURS: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

1010 Regent S NE, Cedar Rapids


Did you know Trinity Lutheran School offers several high-quality, Christ-centered preschool programs?  Licensed, highly trained teachers support whole-child development and build foundational skills for current and future school success!  Play-based, collaborative exploration fosters children’s love of learning, respect, independence, cooperation, self-confidence, and problem solving skills. Wrap Around Preschool supplements the traditional preschool programs with extended learning hours.  We also offer a Summer Academy program open to the community; ages 3 years old-5th grade are eligible for enrollment. Call today for a tour! 319-362-6952

AGES: 3 year olds (2 days/week)  |  4 year olds (4 days/week)  |  Alternative Kindergarten (5 days/week)  |  Wrap Around Preschool Program (5 days/week)  |  K-8 classes & Extended Care also available

HOURS: Varies. Wrap Around Preschool is offered 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

1361 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids


St. Joseph Catholic School offers a premier preschool through eighth grade educational program, along with a daycare program starting at age 3, on the St. Joseph Parish campus. St. Joseph Catholic School partners with parents and families to grow and nurture the spiritual, emotional and academic development of all students. St. Joseph Preschool students are prepared socially and academically while having much success in Kindergarten and beyond. Students in the preschool program will also receive Spanish, Technology, and Music once a week with the school specialist teachers. All preschool options fill up fast, so contact the school today!

AGES: 3 year olds (2 or 3 days/week, 8:05-11:30)  |  4 year olds (5 days/week, 8:05-11:20 or 12:15-3:00)

HOURS: Childcare is offered daily from 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

1430 14th St., Marion


This is an A-Z listing of reader-recommended preschools in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha. Do you know of a great preschool we should include? Let us know!! Send an email to info (at) cedarrapidsmomsblog.com. *Some of these preschools also offer daycare or primary school options as well.


All Saints Catholic School
Calvary Christian Preschool
Caring Corner Christian Daycare & Preschool
Cedar Rapids Day School
Cedar Rapids Community School District
Cedar Rapids Community School District Five Seasons Learning Centers
Cedar Rapids Prairie Early Childhood Center
Cedar Valley Christian School
Cedar Valley Montessori School
Children’s Corner
Hand in Hand {Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion}
Harvest Christian Daycare & Learning Center
Head Start Programs {Multiple Locations}
Holloway House
Isaac Newton Christian Academy
Kids Inc
Kid’s Kampus
KidsPoint Learning Center {2 Locations}
KinderCare East
KinderCare West
La Petite Academy
Lily Pad Childcare & Preschool
Linn County Child Development Center
Little Cupcakes Childcare & Preschool
Lovely Lane Preschool
Noah’s Ark Preschool
Precious Moments Montessori Daycare & Preschool
Saving Grace Childcare & Preschool
Share and Care Preschool
St. Jude Catholic School
St. Matthew Catholic School
St. Paul’s UMC FOCUS Preschool
St. Pius X Catholic Early Learning Center
Trinity Lane Preschool
Trinity Lutheran School


Essential Montessori School
Hiawatha Day School
Little Lambs Christian Preschool
Mother Goose Early Learning Campus


Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Linn Mar Little Lions Preschool
Marion Independent School District
Montessori School of Marion
Our Little Haven Daycare & Preschool
St. Joseph Catholic School
Wee Wisdom Preschool


All God’s Children – Shueyville
Benton Community School District
Center Point-Urbana Pointer Pups Preschool
Central Lutheran School – Newhall
Early Beginnings – Atkins & Van Horne
Lisbon Early Childhood Center
Little Learners – Robins
Mt. Vernon Community Preschool- Mt. Vernon
Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools
Mt. Vernon Community School District

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