Preschool Registration 

The Newton Community Preschool has classrooms located at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School & Newton YMCA.  We currently offer programming for 4-year-old students in morning or afternoon sessions.  Our staff takes pride in working hard to meet the needs of our preschool families!  

If your child will be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2024 please complete and return a Preschool application (with required documents) to the Central Registrar's Office located at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 1st Avenue West, Newton).

Click here to learn more about the Newton Community School District Preschool!

2024 - 2025 School Year

4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM - 2024/25 Preschool Application - APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

  • Students must be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2024
  • There is no monthly tuition fee for the 4 year old program (it is funded by the State of Iowa)
  • Preference for AM or PM classes will be given on a first come, first served basis
  • Families will be notified of a decision via email within 2 weeks.  Information for completing online registration (Infinite Campus) will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Completed applications will be reviewed individually, based on program capacity.  Families will be notified of a decision via email.

Preschool applications are available at:

  • The District Office (EJH Beard Administration Center - 1302 First Avenue West)
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (112 Thomas Jefferson Drive)
  • Newton YMCA (1701 South 8th Avenue East)
  • District Website (

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The following five documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete.

  • 2024-2025 preschool application  
  • proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill with current address)
  • a current immunization record
  • a copy of your child's birth certificate
  • documentation of health insurance for your child (health insurance card with child's name)

Please submit your application materials to the Central Registrar's Office (located at the EJH Beard Administration Center - 1302 1st Avenue West, Newton) or scan and email the documents to Melinda Robertson, Central Registrar (  Applications will NOT be accepted at any of the elementary schools in the district.

If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Robertson, Central Registrar (District Office), at 641.792.5809 (Option 2) or

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