Early Childhood Education
Preschool Information Line: 720-433-0025

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Douglas County School District will be closed from Monday, March 16 and extending until the end of the school year. Please refer to the District website (click here) for more information.

DCSD will be implementing remote learning for grades Pre-K through 12. For families who would like to continue to support their child’s growth and development during this timeframe, please visit the CDC website (click here), US Department of Health and Human Services website (click here) or for more resources Colorado Department of Education (click here).

All tuition paid is being reimbursed if you have any questions please feel free to contact Kathy Hakim at

Any family who has a Child Find appointment scheduled will be contacted individually to reschedule these appointments.

Please be sure that your contact information is updated in the Infinite Campus Portal in order to receive critical information and messaging from DCSD regarding any school closures. For more information on updating your communication preferences, please visit the DCSD Communications page by clicking this link here.

 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-emotional development.

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

Pre Boys Reading We Value:
  • The uniqueness and learning potential of our youngest learners
  • A qualified, knowledgeable, and prepared staff who promote learning and development of the whole child 
  • The role of parents in the education of their children
  • Being a part of the public education system and our community partnerships

Our Focus:  To create an optimal play-based, early learning environment that enables all preschoolers to develop ready to learn skills.  Learning opportunities are maximized through nurturing & responsive relationships and a variety of differentiated, instructional approaches. Our ECE teams are cognizant of the whole child and facilitate the development of foundational social emotional, physical, language and pre-academic skills in our youngest learners by utilizing developmentally appropriate, child centered practices.  


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.

Our registration process starts online, click on the Preschool Registration box for more information. You may also contact us with any questions at 720-433-0025

Lisa Graham
Personalized Learning Director, Early Childhood Education

DCSD ECE is part of the Personalized Learning Department - for info click here.

Read more about child development and early learning from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine here.  
Read more early childhood research from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) here.
Read what the National Association of the Young Child (NAEYC) has to say about high quality preschool programs here

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