Preschool at The Ridge

Preschool @ The Ridge is a weekly program serving children ages 3–5. We are dedicated to equipping Ankeny children for future academic success while teaching them Christian values that help develop social skills, emotional health and cognitive thinking.

Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

We will follow the Ankeny calendar for days off and weather related decisions.

2020-21 Calendar


Our teachers choose themes based around the interest of the preschool age child.  We believe learning takes place through play and exploration.  Children will explore interest areas such as dramatic play, science & sensory, creative art, building, music, manipulatives, and large motor play.  Our classrooms are rich in literacy and language.  We provide a variety of experiences to develop small and large motor skills.  Our teachers are trained in Learning Without Tears “Get Set for School” in writing, literacy and math.  This curriculum is presented in small and large group teaching.

We believe developing social skills and learning to communicate with others is an equally important skill as children grow.  Our social curriculum used to develop communication and cooperation skills is called 2nd Step.  This curriculum uses puppets, pictures, role playing, and music to help children develop relationships, gain problem solving skills, and build confidence in communicating with others.  Lessons are presented to each class once a week.  Teachers are then able to aid children throughout the day as they learn to use the skills and tools taught through the 2nd Step curriculum.

Christian education curriculum is also used throughout our programs to encourage / teach faith formation to young children.  We use Frolic faith curriculum combined with teacher created lessons.  Our desire is for each child to ultimately know God’s true love for them.

Preschool @ The Ridge wants to partner with your family to provide your child with the best preschool experience possible!

Tuition is due by the 5th of each month (cash, check, online, automatic bill pay setup through your bank, or automatic withdrawal (complete the ACH Debit Form))

2021-22 Fees | Snacks

2021-22 TuitionSeptember (due May 7th)| May 2022 (due September 5, 2021) | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | Pay multiple months at once>>

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Registration will be in January each year. There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee. This fee includes a Preschool @ The Ridge t-shirt for your child.

Our classrooms are set-up for children ages three to five years old. Children must be:

  • 3 years old by September 15 for the 3’s program
  • 4 years old by September 15 for the 4’s program
  • 5 years old by September 15 for the 5’s program.

All children must be potty-trained. At this time we do not offer financial assistance.

To inquire about a priority wait list for next school year contact Wendy.

Our facility is one of the safest in Ankeny. Doors to the preschool area are locked at all times. Our staff is trained to I.D. individuals and check pick-up information before releasing a child to anyone.

Preschool Events

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2021-22 Preschool Registration

Mon, Tues and Th
8:45-11:15 a.m.

Mon, Tues and Thurs
12:oo-2:30 p.m.
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Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45-11:45 a.m.
Students will bring a lunch.
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Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
11:30-2:30 p.m.
$220 /month
Students will bring a lunch.

All day
Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Students will bring a lunch.

Contact Wendy to be placed on a waitlist for the school year or a priority waitlist for 2022-23 or to register for the current school year.