1030 Main St., Manson, IA  |  Central Office 712-469-2202  |  Jr/Sr High 712-469-2245  |  Elementary 515-542-3211   |  Consortium School 515-576-6967

Preschool at MNW Elementary

The MNW Preschool Program believes all children learn best when a caring staff works to meet social, emotional, cognitive and physical goals in a hands-on environment.  Here is our updated preschool handbook.

Learn more about our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program here.


Manson Northwest Webster Preschool's goal is to provide a high quality program meeting each child's needs, including children with disabilities and those with diverse backgrounds. The preschool provides a rich learning environment that encourages children's natural curiosity and supports them to take risks that lead to new skill development. Children feel safe, respected, and cared for. The program has adopted and meets the IQPPS, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Learning Standards are used to guide expectations for the children and instructional practices.


Four year old classes meet for two and half hours each day, four days a week. Children attends on Monday through Thursday. The preschool follows the Manson Northwest Webster school calendar. 

4-year-old sessions, Mon. - Thurs.:

Two AM sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Two PM sessions: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3-year-old sessions, Fridays:

Two AM sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Classes will not be held if there is a two-hour late start, or a two-hour dismissal.

Program hours and days of classes are subject to change due to enrollment numbers.


Children must be four years of age prior to September 15th of the current school year for the four year old program, and three years of age prior to the September 15th of the current school year for the three-year-old program.

Registration materials are available from the elementary secretary and online. Final registration occurs in the fall.