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 December/January each year. There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee.

We have classrooms set-up for children ages three to five. Children must be three by September 15 for three-year-old preschool, four by September 15 for four-year-old preschool and five by September 15 for five-year-old preschool.

All children must be potty-trained.

At this time we do not offer financial assistance.

Our staff is trained for Handwriting Without Tears “Get Set for School” for writing, literacy and math. Children will also learn Bible stories and verses as we help them develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

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 we will introduce themes and daily activities.

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.

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2017-18 Preschool Registration

Three-year-olds

Mon, Tues and Th
8:45-11:15 a.m.
$140/month
FULL
{Waitlist}

Four-year-olds

Morning
Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45-11:15 a.m.
$185/month
Limited availability
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Afternoon
Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
2:00-2:30 p.m.
$185 /month
Limited availability
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Five-year-old

Mon, Tues, Th, and Fri
8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Similar to a Pre-K or KinderPrep program)
$300/month
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New for 2017-18 – Lunch Bunch

Available for any enrolled 3 or 4 year old.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
11:15 -12:00
1 day a week {$75/semester}
2 days a week {$150/semester}
3 days a week {$225/semester}
4 days a week {$300/semester}

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Upcoming Preschool Events

Aug 24

Preschool @ The Ridge: New Parent Meeting

August 24 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Aug 28

Preschool @ The Ridge: Meet the Teacher Night

August 28 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oct 09

Preschool @ The Ridge: No School

October 9 - November 23
Oct 21

Preschool @ The Ridge: Chili Cook-Off

October 21 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 18

Preschool @ The Ridge: Christmas Break

December 18, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Jan 25
Mar 09

Preschool @ The Ridge: Spring Break

March 9, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Mar 29
Apr 20