Preschool Scholarships

The Scott County Kids Early Childhood Iowa Preschool Scholarship Program, administered by Friendly House, is designed to help Scott County families with a portion of the child’s preschool tuition. Parents must choose to enroll the child in one of the approved centers. Children three to five years of age qualify to participate in the Scholarship program.   The program pays $5 per hour for up to 30 hours per week. The amount of assistance depends on the family income.

Who is the program for?

Criteria for Participating in Program:

  • 3 years old (by Sept. 15) to 5 years old (who have not yet attended Kindergarten)
  • Resident of Scott County
  • Attend a qualifying preschool in Scott County that meets Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS) and/or accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

How does it work?

The Preschool Scholarship can pay for up to 30 hours per week of preschool for qualifying children (based upon income). Payments can only be made to approved centers or schools. Approved Preschool Centers include all programs meeting Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS) and/or receiving accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

A list of approved schools is available on the Friendly House website.

Client Testimonials

Allowed my daughter to have a very high quality of education, despite my being a single mother. — Mary Jo

He loves going to preschool and his confidence has grown. I feel at peace when I think about moving him into kindergarten next year but am so very grateful that he was given this opportunity for in preschool. I have no doubt that his entire educational outcome will be more positive because of this blessing at a pivotal time in his life.  — Melissa

Sign Up

The Preschool Scholarship program is administered by Friendly House. To sign up, please contact Renee Rankin at 563-323-1821 x14 or visit the Friendly House website to download an application. You can also download a brochurefor more information.