If your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 15, 2021 please complete and return a Preschool application (with required documents) to the Central Registrar's Office by 3:30 PM on March 1, 2021.

The Newton Community Preschool is located at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (112 Thomas Jefferson Drive).  We offer programming for 3 and 4-year-old students in morning or afternoon sessions.  Our staff takes pride in working hard to meet the needs of our preschool families!  

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM - Application

  • Students must be 3 years old on or before September 15, 2021
  • There is a monthly tuition fee of $25.00 for the 3 year old program
  • The program capacity is approximately 20 spots, which will be awarded via a lottery system
  • Completed applications received by 3:30 PM on March 1, 2021 will be reviewed together, with a lottery system used if program capacity is reached
  • Lottery system:  All applications received by 3:30 PM on March 1, 2021 will be given a number.  We will draw 20 numbers to determine which applicants are awarded a spot.
  • Families will be notified of a decision via email by March 12, 2021.  Information for completing online registration (Infinite Campus) will be provided upon acceptance.  
  • The remainder of the applications (above program capacity), and completed applications received after March 1, 2021 will be placed on a waiting list.


4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM - Application

  • Students must be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2021
  • There is no monthly tuition fee for the 4 year old program (it is funded by the State of Iowa)
  • The back of the application needs to be completed, or the application will not be considered (we are a grant based program)
  • Families will be notified of a decision via email by March 12, 2021.  Information for completing online registration (Infinite Campus) will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Completed applications will be reviewed individually, based on family income and program capacity.  Families will be notified of a decision via email within two weeks.


Applications are also available (starting February 3, 2021) at:

  • The District Office (EJH Beard Administration Center - 1302 First Avenue West)
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (112 Thomas Jefferson Drive)

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

  • 2021-2022 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 (EJH Beard Administration Center - 1302 1st Avenue West, Newton) or scan and email the documents to Melinda Robertson, Central Registrar (robertsonm@newtoncsd.org).  Applications will NOT be accepted at any of the four elementary schools in the district.

If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Robertson, Central Registrar, at 641.792.5809 (Option 1) or robertsonm@newtoncsd.org