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 many sponsors!  We hope this guide makes the process a little easier as you begin your search!


All Saints Childcare and Preschool offers a complete learning program that maximizes academic readiness within a Christian atmosphere that will contribute to a child’s spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development. These programs offer a variety of activities to help children with school readiness from recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, music, and technology for children to pursue their interests in a safe and friendly environment

AGES: 3 year olds (2-3 days/week)  |  4 year olds (4-5 days/week)  |  4-5 year old Enrichment (5 days/week) 

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

720 29th Street SE, CR


Trinity Lutheran School offers 3 year old preschool, FREE 4 year old preschool, Alternative Kindergarten, and a full-time preschool daycare program. Trinity’s preschool is designed to develop children socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. The classroom environment is set up to support and help students develop a love of learning, respect, independence, cooperation, choice making and problem solving skills. We also offer a Summer Academy program open to the community; ages 3 years old-5th grade are eligible for enrollment. Call today for more information! 

AGES: 3 year olds (2 days/week)  |  4 year olds (3 days/week)  |  Alternative Kindergarten (5 days/week)  |  Preschool Daycare (5 days/week)  |  K-8 also available

HOURS: Varies. Wrap-around care and preschool daycare are offered from 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

1361 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids


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 three convenient locations throughout Cedar Rapids {North, Downtown, and South}. 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)

HOURS: KidsPoint North: M-F 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
      KidsPoint Downtown: M-F 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
      KidsPoint South:  M-F 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

North: 4650 42nd Street NE
Dtown: 318 5th Street SE
South: 5830 C Street SW


Noah’s Ark preschool is a ministry of Cedar Hills Community Church and provides services for children who are 3-5 years old. Our mission is to educate and socialize preschoolers with the love of Christ. Our purpose is to help your child develop physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and cognitively. Our preschool aims to build a solid foundation for Kindergarten and Alternative Kindergarten and has qualified, loving teachers that will help your child succeed. Call today for more information!

AGES: 3 year olds (2-3 days/week)  |  4 year olds (3 days/week)  |  Advanced Program (5 days/week)

HOURS: M-F 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Extended Hours and Discounts are Available)

6455 E Ave NW, 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. For preschool, St. Joseph offers a 2-day and 3-day program for those students age 3 by September 15, along with a 5 day morning and 5 day afternoon program for students age 4 by September 15. All four options fill up fast, so contact the school today!

AGES: 3 year olds (2-3 days/week)  |  4 year olds (5 days/week)

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

1430 14th St., Marion


Ascension Lutheran Preschool was established in 1981 and strives for academic excellence, with an emphasis on reading, writing, mathematics, and physical and social skills.  Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise. Our teachers focus on building every child’s self esteem and confidence through positive feedback and rewards.  A child sees the world around them with wonder and awe, and we believe in encouraging their natural curiosity! As a “Christ-Centered” preschool, Ascension Lutheran Preschool practices Christian fundamentals through Bible stories, prayer, songs, and various guests who share God’s love! Call today to schedule your tour and find out more!

AGES: 3 year olds (2 days/week)  |  4-5 year olds (4 days/week)

HOURS: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (3 year olds)  |  12:30-3:00 p.m. (4-5 year olds)

2210 Grand Ave, 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
Josiah’s Playground
Kids Inc
Kid’s Kampus
KidsPoint Learning Center {3 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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