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Early Childhood Programs

Welcome to Early Childhood!

My name is Michaela O’Connell and I am proud to be the Director of Early Childhood Education for the Linn-Mar Community School District. There are two programs within the Early Childhood Programs at Linn-Mar:

  • Little Lions Preschool- for children who turn 4 years of age by September 15th of that school year.
  • Jr. Kindergarten For children who qualify per our assessment, live in the Linn-Mar Community School District AND  turn 6 years of age between March 15, 2022 and September 15, 2022.

Please take time to look over our website for information about our excellent Early Childhood Programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michaela O’Connell at the information listed below.

Michaela O’Connell
Director of Early Childhood Education
Learning Resource Center – Room 206
2999 N 10th Street, Marion, IA 52302
Phone (319) 730-3627 / Fax: (319) 377-9252

Listed below are links to important information about our program! We look forward to having your family join the Linn-Mar community!


  • Early Childhood Learn At Home Resources  (We created a website with online learning opportunities in order to help further enhance Little Lion and JK learning at home.)
  • Early Childhood Return-to-Learn FAQ

Little Lions

Jr. Kindergarten (JK)