Initial Registration Request - to start the registration process with a registration request, complete the online survey (see below).
Placement Offer - after the initial registration request is submitted online, notification of a potential preschool placement, or not, will be emailed within 3-4 weeks. You must accept or decline via email, in order to receive the preschool registration packet/paperwork.
Complete and Return a Preschool Registration Packet - if you accept a preschool placement offer via email, the preschool registration packet/paperwork will be sent to you via email. Then, 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 3-4 weeks, you must reply via email to obtain the preschool registration packet/paperwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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, 2015 to be eligible for the program for the current school year.