Preschool Enrollment

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Early Childhood Education
Preschool Information Line: 720.433.0025
Email: [email protected]

 

Registration Process for the 2023/2024 School Year

If you are interested in enrolling in the 2023/2024 School Year ONLY (attending until May 2024), please complete THIS FORM. Someone will be in touch with you shortly for our current availability. 


Registration Process for the 2024/2025 School Year for NEW FAMILIES ONLY!

Universal Preschool is set to open for all NEW FAMILIES on February 29th, 2024. We will make all of DCSD Preschool links live at 8:00 am

we are not sure of the time UPK is set to open.

Please find the box that correlates to your child's birthday 
to guide you through the registration process. 

My child's birthday is   
ON or AFTER October 2, 2020

Does your child meet one of the following criteria? 

UPK 3 y/o Qualifying Factors

If Yes, you must enroll through the Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) system.

  • First, apply using THIS LINK. You will select "Douglas County School District" as your selection in UPK
  • Second,  please complete THIS FORM to choose a location.

If No, Please fill out THIS FORM to begin the registration process.


My child's birthday is: ON or AFTER October 2,  2021:

Three weeks before your child's third birthday, please click 
THIS LINK to register for an AM Preschool Placement for the 2024/2025 School Year.

My child's birthday is:
ON or BETWEEN October 2, 2019, and October 1, 2020:

You must enroll through the Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) system FIRST, using THIS LINK to begin the enrollment process for Douglas County Preschool Programs. You will be able to select up to 5 choices of school locations. 

My child's birthday is 
ON or BEFORE October 1, 2019


For the 2024/25 School Year your child is not eligible to enroll in our Douglas County Preschool Programs, please feel free to use the link to learn more about Kindergarten Registration. 


Placement Timeline

When you receive your "match" through Universal Pre-Kindergarten, it has been accepted by the parent,  
you will receive an email from our Placement Specialist with more detailed information on 
your official placement in one of our Douglas County Preschool Programs and the link to officially register in our
Online Registration System (OLR) 


Documents Needed for Preschool Registration


Preschool Locations

Castle Rock Locations
Highlands Ranch Locations
Parker Locations


Additional Documents/Resources

2023/24 Preschool Family Handbook

2023/24 Preschool Family Handbook Spanish

2023/24 Preschool Student Calendar


Inclement Weather Info

On a delayed schedule, AM Preschool sessions are canceled, and PM sessions are not impacted. 
District weather-related school schedule changes can be found HERE.
DCSD Weather Hotline: 303-387-SNOW (7669), info updated by 5 AM.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).