Pre-Kindergarten

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  Pre-Kindergarten at select locations!

Three convenient locations open from 6:30AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday

Highlands Ranch offers-

Little Cougars- Cougar Run Elementary

8780 Venneford Ranch Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/cougarrinlittlecougars/home
Program Supervisor- Carlie Allain carlie.allain@dcsdk12.org 

Little Pups - Coyote Creek Elementary

2861 S. Baneberry Highlands Ranch, Co 80129
https://sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/little-pups-pre-k/
Program Supervisor- Sam Nikui scnikui@dcsdk12.org 

Parker offers-

Little Cubs - Mountain View Elementary

8502 N. Pinery Parkway Parker, Co 80134
http://mve.dcsdk12.org/current_families/pre-_kindergarten
Program Supervisor- Yvonne Pugh ypugh@dcsdk12.org

What our Programs Provide:

Our programs utilize the best development opportunities that Douglas County School District has to offer.  Each program uniquely designs their curriculum based on the Elementary School they are partnered with, while maintaining a similar standard across all three programs.  Some of the program opportunities include:

  • Learning Without Tears

  • Zoophonics

  • S.T.E.A.M based programing

  • Everyday Math

  • Specials vary, but may include: Art, Spanish, Karate, Technology, Music and Movement, Library, P.E

We are 100% invested in the Elementary School community and participate in school-wide events such as; the fun run, field day and assemblies.


Our Staff:

Our staff is State of Colorado Licensed professionals with years of Early Childhood Educational experience. We continue post-degree education to exceed the state requirements and strive for a better Whole Child learning environment for our classrooms.


Macaroni Kids Awards:

2014, 2015, 2016 Macaroni Kids Gold Daisy Award Winner for Best Daycare/Learning Center (Full Time)
2014, 2015, 2016 Macaroni Kids Gold Daisy Runner up for Best Preschool
2014, 2015 and 2016 Macaroni Kids Nominee for Best Kept Secret
2017 Macaroni Kids Gold Daisy Honorable Mention for Best Preschool


Parent Testimonials:

“We feel like we’re dropping our son off with family every day, yet we know he’s getting high-quality instruction at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds!” -Past Parent

“As the parent of a child with special needs, we feel blessed to have found Little Pups. The staff is caring, loving and patient, and they will work with you every step of the way to create a program to ensure that your child is successful in his, or her, learning environment.” -Past Parent

“This is the best Pre-K program I have ever seen. My child wakes up excited to go to school every day. He has fun while he learns and enjoys the interaction with the older kids in school. Michele, the director, and her staff run a state-of-the-art program. They have enrichment specials like music, technology, PE and more. The children are consistently engaged and challenged throughout the day and are receiving the best preparation for Kindergarten!” -Past Parent


Area Manager: 
Michele Stewart
Michele.Stewart@dcsdk12.org
720-474-1837

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