Pk 5

Welcome to the Colfax-Mingo Community Preschool Program.  Our program serves 3 and 4-year-olds during 4 half-day sessions:

  • 3 year-olds
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-Morning
  • 4 year-olds
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-Afternoon
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-All Day (Limited availability/a random drawing for spots will determine placement)

We do not have preschool on Wednesdays.  Within our preschool, we believe that learning should be fun as well as educational and purposeful.  Our class schedules and activities address all developmental areas; large motor, fine motor, pre-academic (including literacy, math, social studies, and science), language, and social/emotional.  Children are also encouraged to develop independence and self-confidence.

Preschool Overview & Session Hours

Is my child eligible?

Register my child for Preschool   (Completing this form notifies the school of your interest and preferred placement. This does not guarantee placement)

Little Tigerhawk Preschool – Supply List

Little Tigerhawk Preschool – Handbook

Transportation Information

Preschoolers are able to ride the school bus provided by Durham Services to school at the beginning of the day and at the very end of the school day.  Drop off after the morning class and pick up for the afternoon classes have the option of our van service.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available to those who qualify through JMP Early Childhood Iowa.  Click on the following link for an application.

JMP Preschool Scholarship Application 2023-2024

If you have more questions about the program, please call us at 515/674-3465 or email

Primary Contacts

Deb Gipe

Elementary Secretary

More Colfax-Mingo Preschool Contacts

Title Name Phone
Preschool Teacher Jessica Fritch 515-674-3465
Preschool Teacher Diana Bunce 515-674-3465
Preschool Teacher Brittany Hammes 515-674-3465