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!


 Share and Care PreschoolShare and Care Preschool is committed to providing hands-on educational experiences in ways that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest learners. As a ministry of Concordia Lutheran Church, we are able to teach our preschoolers in a Christian environment where they are reminded each day that they are loved and created special by God. At Share and Care, we believe each child is a gift. Your child will feel safe and loved in a Christian atmosphere that’s developmentally appropriate and designed to develop the whole child. We have been providing half day programs for 3, 4 and 5 year olds in our community for more than 35 years. Contact us at 319-396-9148 or at shareandcarepreschool@gmail.com to schedule your visit soon!

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

HOURS: M-F 9:00-11:30 a.m.

4210 Johnson Ave NW, CR


KidsPoint Preschool

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


Trinity Lutheran School offers 3 year old preschool, FREE 4 year old preschool, Alternative Kindergarten, and a full-time preschool daycare program. The school also continues a child’s educational needs by providing Kindergarten-8th grade classrooms with full-time teachers and several aides for the younger grades. The additional offerings at Trinity are exceptional, as is our facility. We also run a successful 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. 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


Noah’s Ark preschool is a ministry of Cedar Hills Community Church and provides services for children who are three and four years old (by Sept 15th of the school year). Our underlining principle is that we hope to help children see that they are a special child of GOD. 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 (3-5 days/week)

HOURS: M-F 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Lunch Bunch and Additional Time options available)

6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids


Cedar Valley Christian School is a ministry of Cedar Valley Bible Church to the community.  Our preschool offers a healthy balance of structured learning experiences for each developmental stage and child-initiated exploration in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. We seek to provide academic excellence where fundamental subjects are taught from a biblical viewpoint, as well as opportunities to foster positive social interactions and self-help skills. In addition to offering preschool and pre-k opportunities, we are also a K-12 school. Call today for more information!

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

HOURS: M-F Varies between 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch bunch options are also available for 3 & 4 year olds.

3636 Cottage Grove Ave SE, CR


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}
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
My Iman Montessori
Noah’s Ark 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


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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  1. I just stumbled across this site as I was looking for preschools in the area. It has a fresh, clean look–good job!
    I am the Development/Marketing Director for Isaac Newton Christian Academy. We are experiencing a lot of enrollment growth and are adding a second section of Kindergarten next fall. We also have a Pre-K program for 4-5 year olds (great for summer birthdays!) Here is a link to an open house we are having for Pre-K/Kindergarten. You are welcome to use it–we’d love for you to help us get the word out about the program.


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