Preschool Program

The Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool program is operated by an independent board affiliated with the Dysart Women’s Club. 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes are available. We are fortunate to have a beautiful preschool classroom located at the Dysart-Geneseo Elementary building. Please contact the preschool at 319-476-KIDS (5437) for more information.
Jamie Bernhard, Preschool Teacher
Deb Reding, Preschool Associate


Address: 411 Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 159
Dysart, IA 52224
Telephone: (319) 476-KIDS


Class Schedules:

  • 4 Year Old Class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    • Morning Class: 8:00 am - 11:20 pm
    • Afternoon Class: 11:50 am - 3:10 pm
  • 3 Year Old Class: Tuesday and Thursday
    • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:15 am - 12:15 pm


Quality Preschool, Tuition Free!

We are pleased to announce that starting in the fall of 2015, qualified four-year old students will be able to attend preschool tuition-free!

The Union Community School District recently learned that its application for inclusion in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program has been accepted.   Aside from a materials fee which will be charged at registration, this program will now allow all 4-year old students regardless of family income to attend Union’s preschools tuition-free.  Eligible students must be four years old on or before September 15, 2015. As in previous years, 4-year-old classes will be held three days per week.

This program is being made possible through continued cooperation with Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool, sponsored by the Dysart Women’s Club.  The program provides a state-certified teacher trained in early childhood education, and offers the state-required 10 hours of quality preschool instruction per week.  The program uses the Creative Curriculum, a research and evidence based comprehensive curriculum. It addresses all areas of early learning: language and literacy, math, science, physical skills and social skills. It provides children an opportunity to learn in a variety of ways – through play, problem solving, movement, art, music, drawing and writing, listening and storytelling.

The preschool also offers classes for 3-year old students.  Tuition assistance may be available for 3-year old preschool.  Parents desiring financial assistance for three-year-old preschool should contact the preschool teacher for more information.

Complete information and registration procedures are available by contacting Jamie Bernhard in Dysart at (319) 476-KIDS or