Little Friends Preschool


The preschool that friends tell friends about!

Little Friends of Living Faith is very unique family focused preschool and one of the only 4 hour Christian programs in the Des Moines area. All of our classes are from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  This time frame works great for families with multiple children, so parents can have some free time with all of the children in school at the same time. 

Our dedicated teachers use Christian curriculum along with the Handwriting Without Tears materials to develop age and development appropriate lesson plans for each specific classroom.

For more information, Contact Mrs. Sandy at or 515-556-5576.

Staff Photo


 Classrooms are arranged in learning centers.  During the day students have opportunities in art, music, Bible stories, literacy, science and beginning math activities, along with free play times both inside and recess outside.  Children attend Chapel each week and enjoy hearing Bible stories and singing songs together. They also get to eat lunch at school while practicing on social and self help skills.

Our Teachers and Assistants are all committed to the education of young children and the ministry to families. All staff continue their professional development in Early Childhood Education along with  maintaining current CPR and First Aid training.

Robin Cox
Robin Cox


Little Friends of Living Faith also offers support services to students that need assistance to be successful. Services are provided by our Support Assistant, Robin Cox. Support can include language and social skills, fine motor and academic practice. 



Little Friends of Living Faith has received a 5 star rating from the Iowa Quality Rating System.  This is a very intensive process to reach this level of quality recognition and we are excited that we have reached this goal.                                        

We are thrilled that many of our parents are actively involved as volunteers at our preschool. We have several family functions during the year. We feel it is very important to have a strong connection between families and the teachers. Each classroom has a Classroom Parent that helps to coordinate classroom and school-wide functions. Parents are welcome to help in the class with projects or take home craft preparation. There are also school wide family events that each class helps to organize. A couple of the favorites are the Sharing Day Feast and the Happy Birthday Jesus party.

You can view our school calendar to see some of the fun activities we have planned.

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The Yellow Room having fun during lunch.


Registration Process 

We are in the process of registration for the 2018-19 school year. We currently have spaces in the PreK class  and 3 year old T/Th class available. You may call at anytime to discuss registration or to be added to the waiting list.   Current students have registration in January for the following year. Once those students are slotted, we will call down the waiting list until all the slots for the coming year are filled. If you have any questions. you may contact the Preschool Director, Sandy Nelson at 515-556-5576, or by email at     

 There is no cost to be on our waiting list.

Once your child is offered a slot in a class, then a classroom tour will be offered. If you choose to accept the slot, then a registration form and a non-refundable supply fee will be required to hold your child's slot. Class assignments are based on child's age as of September 15.

2018-19 Classes and rates will be

2 day classes- $100.00 Supply Fee and $ 185.00 per month

3 day classes- $125.00 Supply Fee and $ 275.00 per month

2 year olds - Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday

3 year olds- Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday

4 year olds-  Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday

Pre-K class- $ 150.00 supply Fee and $ 375.00 per month

Monday through Friday. This class is intended as a follow up for students who have already completed the 4 year old 2 day class . Child must be 4 1/2 to 5 years old. Slots are limited to 16 children.