Mitchellville Christian Church

(The perfect place for imperfect people!)

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Director: Casey Hope                                                              

Teachers: Rachel Wilimek, Shannon Delouis

Amanda Wobschall, Hazel Fricke


Discovery Time Preschool was established over 30yrs ago as a ministry of the Mitchellville Christian Church. It is our goal to provide children with the very best in preschool learning experiences and development. If you would like further information about our program or to register contact Casey Hope at 515-979-6189 or via email


Iowa QRS Rating Level 5


Class Times

Morning Sessions:

First year students (3/4yr old class)

Second year students (4/5yr old class).

Students may attend 2, 3, or 5 days/week 8:45am to 11:45am

(First year students may only attend 5 days/week if available spots are open)


Lunch and Learn Wednesdays

Mixed age group (3-5yrs old)

Wednesdays 11:45am-1:30pm

Lunch and learn is an extension of our school day and students will bring a sack lunch to eat and will have some fun learning opportunities including science, math, and literacy activities. 

Financial Aid

SEP has grant money available to provide preschool tuition for local families. Please apply for the RAMS All Star Program with Southeast Polk at 515-957-5664.


Special Events

Field Trips, Library Visits, Holiday Parties, Christmas Program, Preschool Graduation/Spring Program, Class Pictures, Vision Screenings, Visit from Community Leaders and Blank Park Zoo


Daily Schedule

Center Time, Opening Circle Time, Snack, DEAR, Storytime, Small Groups, Large Motor Activity,

 Fine Motor Activity, Music & Songs



Arranged learning centers, Wide variety of activities, Stationary and changing pretend centers, Daily access to paint, glue, markers, and craft materials to develop creativity, Activities to learn through play and repetition, Manipulatives to use imagination and socialization, Parents are welcome to visit and observe, Licensed and inspected by the State of Iowa, ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale) certified, Voluntary participant in State’s QRS (Quality Rating System).

Pay Tuition Online

Clicking the button above will allow you to make a payment or download the Givelify app. In either case you can pay tuition via debit card, check card, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. The preschool will collect your name, email address and tuition amount but will not have access to your account information. 

Please refer to the table below to determine your payment. Your payment will include tuition plus the fee Givelify charges to process the online payment.

Just click the Other button and enter the amount from below and click Preschool Payment for the donation.

Usual Tuition Payment Payment Using Givelify
$ 115.00 $ 118.74
$ 125.00 $ 129.04
$ 140.00 $ 144.49
$ 175.00 $ 180.54
$ 190.00 $ 195.98
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