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.

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 2017-18 school year. We do have spaces in our 3 and 4 year old classrooms for a couple more children.  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 of $100.00 will be required to hold your child's slot.


2017-18 Classes and rates will be

(Class assignments are based on child's age as of September 15th.)

2 day classes- $185.00 per month 

2 year olds - Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday

3 year olds- Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday

4 year olds-  Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday

Pre-K class- $305.00 per month

Monday through Thursday. 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.