Preschool Enrollment

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

Thank you for your interest in Douglas County Preschool Program.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently registering in Two School Years
We appreciate you reading through all the information before electing your choice. 

Registration Process for the
2022/23 School Year ONLY

To begin the initial registration process please click HERE

(This is for a placement for the remainder of this school year 
Today-May 2023)

You may request a placement three weeks prior to your child's third birthday.

Registration Process for the 2023/2024 School Year
Please find the box that correlates to your child's age on
or before October 1, 2023. 

My Child will turn
ON or BEFORE October 1, 2023


Does your child meet one of the following criteria?
  • Child is identified as low-income (270% of 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • Child is an English Language or Dual Language Learner (ELL/DLL)
  • Child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Child is currently in foster care or in non-certified kinship care
  • Child is identified as homeless (clarification can be found HERE)
If Yes, you must enroll through the Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) system FIRST, using THIS LINK 

Next, complete THIS FORM to complete the initial registration process.

Tips! You will select "Douglas County School District" in the UPK application when you fill out the FORM above this is where you will select your specific site request. 

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

 My Child will turn 3
AFTER October 1, 2023

Three weeks before your child's third birthday, please click 
THIS LINK to register for an AM Preschool Placement for the 2023/24 School Year.

 My Child will turn 4
ON or BEFORE October 1, 2023

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 will turn 5
ON or BEFORE October 1, 2023

Please click THIS LINK to register for a PM Preschool placement for the remainder of the 2022/2023 School Year. 

For the 2023/2024 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

For all Universal Preschool Applications that were received between January 17th through February 15th,
families are expected to receive their "match" on March 2nd, 2023.
Once that is received you will receive an email with more detailed information from our Placement Specialist 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

  • Current Health Appraisal
  • Immunizations (if your child has a personal or religious exemption please click HERE for more information)
     information)
  • Proof Of Residency (Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, current Property Tax Notice, Lease Agreement, County Assessor Page, or Notarized Proof of Residency letter from the person you are living with.
  • Medication Release Form (if necessary)

Preschool Locations

Castle Rock Locations
Highlands Ranch Locations
Parker Locations


Additional Documents/Resources
2022/23 Preschool Student Calendar
2022/23 Preschool Family Handbook


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], 720-433-1083.

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 by email to [email protected]