Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Updated on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 9:25am

Preschool FAQs

  1. How old does my child need to be to start preschool?
  2. What are the hours for preschool?
  3. How much does preschool cost?
  4. Is my child eligible for free preschool?
  5. How do I know if my child qualifies for Special Education?
  6. How do I get my child a Special Education screening?
  7. How do I know if my child qualifies for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)?
  8. Are there any tuition-based preschool options?
  9. Do I have to provide my own transportation?
  10. How do I request a preschool placement transfer?
  11. Is there a preschool supply list?

How old does my child need to be to start preschool?

Students can attend preschool if they are 3 years old by their first day of school, and if they turn 5 after Oct. 1, 2021. Students that turn 5 years old on or before October 1, 2021 will not be eligible for preschool (instead, they would enroll in kindergarten).

What are the hours for preschool?

Preschool classes are offered in three-hour half-day sessions in both mornings and afternoons. Children attend four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Children do not attend class on Wednesdays.

The specific hours at each preschool site vary based on the school’s hours.

How much does preschool cost?

Children who qualify for Special Education services or the Colorado Preschool Program receive preschool at no cost to families.

Tuition-based preschool will cost $365 per month in the 2021-22 school year.

Is my child eligible for free preschool?

We offer two needs-based preschool options to students who qualify for: A) Special Education Services, or B) The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) by meeting criteria that would consider them an at-risk student. Learn more here.

How do I know if my child qualifies for Special Education?

If you have concerns about your preschool-age child’s development, you can have him/her screened through Child Find. If the free screening indicates your child is delayed in any of the developmental areas of the screening, they may be referred to our Child Find Evaluation Team for a more comprehensive assessment. If your 3-5 year old child meets the criteria for receiving Special Education services, Child Find will work with you to place the child in the Early Childhood Education Program, where specialized services will be delivered.

How do I get my child a Special Education screening?

Our Early Childhood Education Program will screen children from birth until a child reaches the kindergarten eligibility age.

If your child is under the age of three, the Child Find Evaluation Team will work with county agencies who will provide services for your child until they turn three and then will transition your child into the district preschool program if they still qualify.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development and would like a screening, please call Child Find at 720-972-6145 or 720-972-3870. For Spanish call 720-972-3870. If you have concerns with an older student's development, please contact their school. 

How do I know if my child qualifies for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)?

Children qualify by meeting the risk factors set forth by the State of Colorado and the Adams 12 Five Star Schools CPP Advisory Council. The risk factors include but are not limited to: the family’s income level, the education level of the parents and cases in which the child’s primary language not english. To determine if your child qualifies, please visit Getting Started and look for the CPP section.

Are there any tuition-based preschool options?

We offer a Tuition-Based Preschool program that provides families an enriching opportunity for their preschool-aged child to participate in a learning environment led by teachers and staff with specialized experience in child development. Visit the Getting Started page for more information or to apply.

Do I have to provide my own transportation?

Transportation is not available for tuition-based students. Students with a disability and/or special needs may be provided transportation.  

How do I request a preschool placement transfer?

 Please fill out this link to have your child be considered for a transfer.

Is there a preschool supply list?