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Preschool

Our Preschools

Adminstrative Offices

Early Childhood Center North
9350 Teddy Lane
Lone Tree, CO 80124
See map: Google Maps

Early Childhood Center South
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104
See map: Google Maps

INFORMATION LINE: 720-433-0025

Registration for Preschool Starts Online

Preschool Registration is a three step process
  1. Initial Registration Request - to start the registration process with a registration request, complete the online survey (see below).

  2. Placement Offer - after the initial registration request is submitted online, notification of a potential preschool placement, or not, will be emailed within 2-3 weeks.  Please note the deadline in the email.

  3. Complete and Return a Preschool Registration Packet - All the forms must be filled out and brought in together as a complete packet, in person, to an Early Childhood Adminstrative office (ECC North or South - see the top/right hand section for addresses).


Online Registration Request

To access the 2018-2019 initial registration request process, click HERE
  • DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, PLEASE DO NOT LIST A SCHOOL FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT A PLACEMENT.
  • You are only required to choose 1 school and 1 session.
  • Placement offers will be emailed within 2-3 weeks.
  • Again, this request is the first step of the registration process.

*Preschool placements are NOT based on Home School, registrations are taken in the order received.

 

Please Note

  • Children must be 3 years old to attend a DCSD Preschool program.
  • To apply now, your child needs to be 3 years old before 9/1.
  • If your child will be 3 years old after 9/1 you must wait to apply until 3 weeks before he/she turns 3.
  • Preschool registration for the current year is ongoing throughout the year with openings dependent on the specific preschool location.
  • If your child will be 5 years old by 10/1, your child is age eligible for Kindergarten for that school year and is no longer eligible to attend a DCSD Preschool program.

Preschool Information

  • Length of class is 2 hours and 45 minutes (1/2 day), morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.
  • Preschool tuition:  $170 per month for two 1/2 days weekly and $340 per month to attend four 1/2 days weekly.
  • Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district. Start and end times vary according to school of attendance.

Need Financial Assistance?

  • Complete the first step of preschool registration, which is the initial registration request (link to that online survey is above). Within that online survey, there is an item in which you can indicate interest in obtaining information with regard to applying for preschool tuition assistance (Colorado Preschool Program - CPP).

Resources

Parent Handbook 

18-19 Preschool Calendar

​FORMS FOR PARENTS

Health Appraisal Form

Withdrawal Form

Medication Release Form

Notarized Proof of Residency Form

INFO ​FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED STUDENTS (The below info is for parents or guardians who have already completed the preschool registration process - submitted a complete preschool registration packet and accepted a 2018-19 preschool placement)

Preschool Orientation Times

Preschool Start/End Times

Thank you for your interest in the Douglas County School District Preschool Program.

Our program has a 30-year history of providing an innovative and effective learning environment that has proven to positively impact long-term academic achievement and social development.

Today we are proud to have a total of more than 70 preschool classrooms throughout Douglas County. 

We Value:

  • The uniqueness and learning potential of every student
  • A knowledgeable and prepared staff who promote learning and development in young students
  • The role of parents in the education of their children
  • Being a part of the public education system
     
History

In 1979, Douglas County began a preschool program to meet the needs of 3 and 4 year olds identified with developmental delays.  The program meets all requirements of ADA and IDEA.  The program was successful in meeting the individualized needs of the children, as well as providing a quality preschool education.  Many families requested a high quality preschool experience for their children.  Positive benefits were noted by both parents and staff when all children were included and educated together. In 1991, the preschool expanded the program to include community preschoolers on a space available basis, supported by community student tuition. Through an inclusive preschool setting, the learning needs of all children are met in the most respectful and positive way.

Serving Kids Three to Five Years Old

Students who are age 3 on or before the first day of preschool are eligible to register and begin school at the start of the school year in August. Students who turn 3 after September 1st are eligible to register 3 weeks before they turn 3 and begin school on their 3rd birthday. To align with district practice, students who are 5 years of age on or before October 1st are eligible for kindergarten and not eligible for preschool that school year.

Our Program is Inclusive

We welcome students of all skill levels, including those that have special education needs. Through an inclusive preschool setting, the learning needs of all children are met in the most respectful and positive way.

Preschool Tuition

  • 2 days per week, AM or PM session:  $170.00 per month
  • 4 days per week, AM or PM session:  $340.00 per month
  • Registration Fee (non refundable):   $100 (due at the time of acceptance)

 


Colorado Preschool Program
Tuition Assistance

The Colorado Preschool Program was established by the Colorado General Assembly to provide tuition funds for families in need. All fees associated with DCSD preschools are covered for those who qualify.

Qualifying criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant financial hardship
  • Traumatic events in the child’s life
  • Language and social skill concerns
  • Frequent relocations by the family
  • Parental mental health issues
  • Overseas deployment
  • Premature birth (prior to 32 weeks)

Eligibility requirements vary depending on age. Families of three-year-old applicants must qualify in multiple areas. Students must turn three or four years of age by October 1 of the current school year to be eligible for the program for the current school year.

 

Preschool Calendars

2018-2019 Preschool Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

DCSD Preschool Locations

(Some web sites are under construction, so they will not link to the classroom at this time.)

Castle Rock Preschool Locations

Buffalo Ridge Elementary Preschool A
Classroom A - Gracie Roberts
7075 N. Shoreham Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80108
303-387-5616

Buffalo Ridge Elementary Preschool B
Classroom B - Andrea Scott
7075 N. Shoreham Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80108
303-387-5596

Cantril Preschool
Classroom A - Lanee Giesen
312 Cantril Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-9531

Cantril Preschool
Classroom B - Jodi Reynard
312 Cantril Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-9532

Castle Rock Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Nicole Gutherless
1103 Canyon Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5017

Castle Rock Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Paige Bryant
1103 Canyon Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5016

Clear Sky Elementary Preschool
Jordan Craig
1470 Clear Sky Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
303-387-5916

Early Childhood Center – South
Classroom A - Lori Hazen
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1167

Early Childhood Center – South 
Classroom B - Sue Stoddard
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1166

Early Childhood Center – South
Classroom C - Lara Milton
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1170

Early Childhood Center – South
Classroom D - Nancy Shands Bass
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1208

Early Childhood Center – South
Classroom E - Nicole Thompson
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1204

Flagstone Elementary Preschool
Heather Franz
104 Lovington Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5256

Meadowview Elementary Preschool
Lisa Coleman
3700 Butterfield Crossing
Castle Rock, CO  80109
303-387-5471

Rock Ridge Elementary Preschool
Classroom A
Barbara Berndt
400 N. Heritage Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-387-5190

Rock Ridge Elementary Preschool
Classroom B
Monica Woodard
400 N. Heritage Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-387-

Sage Canyon Elementary Preschool
TBH
2420 Autumn Sage Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
720-433-1518

Soaring Hawk Elementary Preschool
TBH
4665 Tanglevine Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80109
303-387-5848

South Ridge Elementary Preschool
Brianne Wheeler
1100 South St.
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5089
 

Highlands Ranch Preschool Locations

Acres Green Elementary Preschool

Classroom A - Seppi Culp
13524 Acres Green Drive
Littleton, CO  80124
303-387-7149

Acres Green Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Baille Cole
13524 Acres Green Drive
Litttleton, CO  80124
303-387-7190

Arrowwood Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Chrissy Arrietta
10345 Arrowwood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
303-387-6901

Arrowwood Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Shannon Slucter
10345 Arrowwood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-6903

Arrowwood Elementary Preschool
Classroom C - Renee Fenn
10345 Arrowwood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-6882

Bear Canyon Elementary Preschool
Rachel Singletary
9660 Salford Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6517

Copper Mesa Elementary Preschool
Classroom A

Abbey Secord
3501 Poston Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
303-387-7401

Copper Mesa Elementary Preschool
Classroom B

Chelley Dansereau
3501 Poston Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
303-387-7401

Coyote Creek Elementary Preschool
Cheryl Racz
2861 Baneberry Court
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6196

Eagle Ridge Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

TBH
7716 Timberline Road
Highlands Ranch, CO  80124
303-387-7097

Eldorado Elementary Preschool

Classroom A-Michelle Alqlaf
1305 Timbervale Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6348

Eldorado Elementary Preschool
Classroom B-Jan Richards
1305 Timbervale Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6361

Fox Creek Elementary Preschool
Gail Howard
6585 Collegiate Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-7060

Heritage Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Amy Largent
3350 Summit View Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-387-6755

Highlands Ranch HighSchool Preschool
Tara Proctor
9375 Cresthill Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-2659

Lone Tree Elementary Preschool
Michelle Bruyere
9375 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO  80124
303-387-7467

Redstone Elementary Preschool
Peg Gerlach
9970 Glenstone Circle
Highlands Ranch,CO  80130
303-387-7326

Roxborough Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - TBH
8000 Village Circle West
Littleton, CO  80125
303-387-6008

Roxborough Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - TBH
8000 Village Circle West
Littleton, CO  80125
303-387-6042

Saddle Ranch Elementary Preschool

Cindy Green
805 W. English Sparrow Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129

 

Sand Creek Elementary Preschool
Classrom A - Violetta Sieron
8898 S. Maplewood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6607

Sand Creek Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Jessica Pate
8898 S. Maplewood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6631

Stone Mountain Elementary Preschool
Beth Burke
10625 Weathersfield Way
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-7560

Summit View Elementary Preschool
Jessica Cottrell
10200 S. Piedmont Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6848

Trailblazer Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Betsy White
9760 Hackberry Street
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6272

Trailblazer Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Trina Klassen
9760 Hackberry Street
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6283

Wildcat Mountain Elementary Preschool
Laura Thomas
6585 Lionshead Parkway
Littleton, CO  80124
303-387-6944

Parker Preschool Locations

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Leslie Schlag
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8143

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Keith Langford
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8190

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
Classroom C - Sharon Littenberg
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO4  80134
303-387-8147

Franktown Elementary Preschool
Jennifer Baca
1384 N. StateHwy 83
Franktown, CO  80116
303-387-5344

Frontier Valley Elementary Preschool
Teacher - Yamille Greiving
23919 E. Canterberry Trail
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8495

Gold Rush Elementary Preschool
Michelle Williams
12021 S. Swift Fox Way
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-7716

Iron Horse Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Gina Morin
20151 Tallman Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8584

Iron Horse Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Terri Willis
20151 Tallman Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8590

Iron Horse Elementary Preschool
Classroom C - Melaina Fijalkowski
20151 Tallman Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8555  

Legacy Point Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Renee Wain
12736 S. Red Rosa Circle
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8759

Legacy Point Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Hannah Baldwin
12736 S. Red Rosa Circle
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8757

Legacy Point Elementary Preschool
Classroom C - Terri Armstrong
12736 S. Red Rosa Circle
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-

Mammoth Heights Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - RaeAnn Tucker
9500 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8941

Mammoth Heights Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Amy Opdyke
9500 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8957

Mountainview Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Karen Olson
8502 E. Pinery Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8721

Mountainview Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Jessica Hagadorn
8502 E. Pinery Parkway

Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8707

Pine Grove Elementary Preschool
Chris Barnett
10450 Stonegate Parkway 
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8867

Pine Lane Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Patti Roberts
6475 E. Ponderosa Drive
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8354

Pine Lane Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Connie McCann
6475 E. Ponderosa Drive
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8381

Pioneer Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional  Calendar

Classroom A - TBH
10881 Riva Ridge Street
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8472

Pioneer Elementary Preschool
Classroom B - Patti Gomez
10881 Riva Ridge Street
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8433

Pioneer Elementary Preschool
Classroom C - Jennifer Vondra
10881 Riva Ridge Street
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8453

Prairie Crossing Elementary Preschool
Classroom A - Deborah Blake
11605 S. Bradbury Ranch Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8255

Prairie Crossing Elementary Preschool

Classroom B - Terri Kelley
11605 S. Bradbury Ranch Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8256

 

 

 

Contact Us

Administrative Offices:

Early Childhood Center North
9350 Teddy Lane
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps

 

Early Childhood Center South
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps