Preschool at The Ridge 2018-05-17T13:38:57+00:00

Preschool at The Ridge equips Ankeny children for future academic success while teaching them Christian values that help develop social skills, emotional health, and cognitive thinking.

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.

Registration dates for 2018-2019

  • January 5-9: Registration for current families
  • January 10-14: Open to those who’ve put their name on our priority waitlist. This is open to anyone. We encourage you to email Wendy Peterson at wpeterson@ridgelife.org to be added.
  • January 15 (or after we have gone through our waitlist): Registration opens live to the public on our website.

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.

Our staff is trained for Learning Without Tears “Get Set for School” in writing, literacy and math. For social skills we use a curriculum called 2nd Step to help children develop relationship and problem solving skills. Children will also learn Bible stories, verses, and themes as part of our curriculum. Rooms are set up with learning centers such for writing, art, drama, science, discovery, math, reading, and sensory. Our classrooms are filled with materials and activities to encourage exploration.  We believe the environment should be rich in language and hands on learning.

Our daily schedule includes both large group and small group time. In small group time, students work on a variety of personal developmental skills along side an instructor.

During large group time your child will be introduced to curriculum themes, stories, music, and daily activities which includes math and literacy learning.

We have the BEST preschool teachers in Ankeny! Your child will love coming to learn from the very best, we guarantee it.

Meet our teachers »

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.

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

View 2017-18 Calendar »

2018-19 Preschool Registration

To inquire about spots for the current year, to be placed on a waitlist for full 2018-19 classes or a priority waitlist for 2019-20 contact Wendy.


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


Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45-11:15 a.m.
{Register now} 1 spot remaining

Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
11:30-2:30 p.m.
$195 /month
The afternoon class is a 1/2 hour longer, is a smaller class size than the morning, and includes a Spanish learning time. Students will bring a lunch.
{Register now} 2 spots remaining


Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(Similar to a Pre-K or KinderPrep program)

Preschool Camp

June 26-28
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Cost: $50
Ages: 3, 4, & 5 year olds

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