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 66 preschools 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 for the 2017-2018 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.