Preschool Program

The Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool offers 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes.
The 3 year old program is run by a preschool board. Call 319-476-KIDS (5437) for more information on the 3 year old program.
  • 3 Year Old Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Morning Class: 8am-11am
    • Afternoon Class: 12:10pm-3:10pm
The 4 year old program is part of the Union Community School District. Call (319) 476-7110 for more information on the 4 year old program.
  • 4 Year Old Class: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Regular Hours
      • Morning Class: 8am to 11:20am
      • Afternoon Class: 11:50am to 3:10pm
    • Early Dismissal Hours
      • Morning Class: 8am to 10:55am
      • Afternoon Class: 11:30am to 2:25pm
Jamie Bernhard, Preschool Teacher
Lori Flickinger, Preschool Associate
Address: 411 Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 159
Dysart, IA 52224

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.   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. 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 Bernhards in Dysart at (319) 476-KIDS or j_bernhards@union.k12.ia.us