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St. Mark Preschool and Kid's Crossing

Phone: (563) 326-5060

Programs and Activities

St. Mark Preschool has been a beacon of light and learning in the west end of Davenport since 1978. It is an integral part of the Faith Formation Ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

The staff at St. Mark Preschool is committed to providing a loving, nurturing and creative environment for children.  We offer a physical environment that is safe, clean, and child friendly. We are sensitive to the social, emotional, physical, and faith development needs of children.  Our goal at St. Mark Preschool is to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. We welcome students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

St. Mark PreschoolCLASS SESSIONS
Preschool hours:  9:00am-1:30pm
AGES  3-4
AGES 4-5


2-day: $110/month
3-day: $160/month
5-day: $260/month

There is an annual registration fee of $35.

25% discount for siblings

Tuition rates are subject to change after the 1st of the year, 2018.

Please contact the preschool for enrollment availability. We welcome you to come for a tour.


Curriculum is based on the Creative Curriculum Approach and the Pre-K Program “Handwriting Without Tears”. 
Weekly Chapel Time includes Bible stories and songs.
Our program addresses the following Early Learning Standards:

Kid's CrossingSt Mark’s KIDS CROSSING DAY CARE

Before School (7:00-8:50) $3.50/day
After School (1:30-5:30) $7.50/day

Ages 3 through Grade 5
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm, June through August,
$10 registration fee, $12.50 per day with optional child care available before and after the core day.
Activities include special theme days and field trips




Preschool Director

Desiree Gillespiewas previously a teacher at St. Mark and employed by the Davenport Community Schools. Desiree and Ricky, her husband, live in Davenport. They have three children Brandon, Annabelle, and Claire. All our teachers meet and exceed state of Iowa requirements. Staff development is ongoing and all are certified in First Aid and CPR.

Preschool Ministry

Desiree Gillespie – Preschool Director
Amy Follis – Preschool Treasurer
Shelly Stock – Teacher
Claire Hasenmiller – Teacher
Jada Isham – Teacher
Rebecca Dankert – Teacher
Jean Kelding – Para
Julie Jones– Chef/Para

Preschool Board

St. Mark Preschool is overseen by a 7 member governing board made up of St. Mark Members and Preschool Parents.

St. Mark Preschool
Phone:  (563) 326-5060