2023–24 Preschool & Kindergarten Pre-Registration

The Urbandale Community School District (UCSD) welcomes your preschool and/or kindergarten student(s)! We take great care in creating a culture of learning in our classrooms to help make the transition to preschool and kindergarten a positive experience for your child(ren) and family. Our focus is to help each child learn, grow, and achieve success on the pathway of lifelong learning. We’re looking forward to welcoming your child(ren) and family this fall!



Preschool Pre-Registration Opens at 6:00 p.m. January 24, 2023
Save the Date! Preschool Pre-Registration will begin online at 6:00 p.m. January 24, 2023. Click here to review detailed Preschool Pre-Registration Information for the 2023–2024 school year.

Please Note: Preschool Pre-Registration will not only pre-register your student, but will play a key role in determining facility and programming needs for the 2023–2024 school year. Pre-registering your student does not guarantee your student a spot in the Urbandale Preschool Program. Once all facility and programming decisions are confirmed, you will be contacted regarding your acceptance into the Urbandale Preschool Program by April 14, 2023.


Kindergarten Registration Is Open
Kindergarten Registration for the 2023–2024 school year is open; click here for Kindergarten Registration information.

Kindergarten students must be residents of the Urbandale Community School District or file the appropriate paperwork. Please see the section of our website about Open Enrollment if you do not live within district boundaries. View the UCSD elementary boundary map beginning in the 2023–2024 school year. To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by September 15, 2023. 

Year-Round Learning—Year-Round Fun! Learn More About Our Year-Round Elementary School
Take a few moments to listen to what our students, parents, and teachers have to say about our year-round elementary school! Any family living within the UCSD school boundaries, or outside the UCSD school boundaries, can choose to attend our year-round elementary school. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the year-round program will move to Karen Acres Elementary.  Bus transportation is available anywhere within district boundaries outside of the Karen Acres walk zone. We would love the opportunity to share more about our year-round school with you and all it has to offer your child and family. Please reach out to Principal Dania Wilson to learn more.