Preschool helps set our students up to thrive in school and in our world.

Through our preschool program, students not only develop traditional academic skills, but also social and emotional skills appropriate to their developmental level.

Our preschool classes are embedded in our elementary schools — Grandview Elementary, Skyview School of STEM, and Tozer Primary School — which provide a seamless transition to the K - 12 learning environment. We offer morning or afternoon sessions that meet four days each week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays).

Preschool is offered to students age 3 by August 15 of the year they enroll through age 5 by August 15. Special Education students may differ and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note: there are a limited number of spots available in the program.

There are three entryway tracts for preschool in our district:

  1. Students receiving special education services

  2. Students enrolled through Colorado Preschool Program

  3. Students enrolled through tuition

Early Childhood Coordinator

Michelle Spencer

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact our Early Childhood Program Office at or 970-686-8091.

Students receiving special education services

Spots are reserved in our preschool program for those students who have special needs or significant concerns with their developmental or educational progress.

Our trained and certified professionals evaluate children for these concerns through a service called Child Find. Learn more about Child Find and preschool special education.

Evaluations address the areas of concern for each child and are conducted in several areas, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Early concepts (birth - 5)

  • Educational skills (P - 12)

  • Cognitive functioning

  • Speech-language skills

  • Physical development

  • Social-emotional functioning

  • Vision and hearing screening

Evaluations are conducted at no cost to parents, with parent consent and participation. Developmental screenings occur as a community service for families concerned or interested in their child’s development (age 0 – 5). After the evaluation is complete, a meeting is held with parents to determine eligibility for services. Learn more about the process.

If a child is eligible for services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed.

Children who qualify for special education services are eligible for preschool at no cost. Children who are school-aged 5 or age 5 by August 15 are not eligible for preschool special education services.

To begin this process, email or call 970-686-8091.

Students enrolled through Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)

CPP is a state-funded, district-run, preschool program intended to serve preschool-aged children who are at risk of starting elementary school unprepared due to individual or family factors. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about CPP. To begin the enrollment qualification process, email or call 970-686-8091. Families interested in CPP should also request a developmental screening reservation.

Students enrolled through tuition

There are a limited number of tuition-based spots in our preschool program, which are filled by a lottery system. Families who do not initially receive a spot will be placed on a waitlist and will be offered a spot as openings become available. Placement in your home boundary school is not guaranteed.

Tuition is $2,925 per school year, divided into nine equal payments of $325 that are due monthly. Tuition rates are subject to change on an annual basis, pending Board of Education approval.

If you are interested in entering your student in our lottery process, please complete our Intent to Enroll Form.