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Preschool

Our Preschools

Adminstrative Offices

Early Childhood Center North
8200 E Park Meadows Dr.Ste.204
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps

Early Childhood Center South
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps

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 development.

Today we are proud to have a total of 66 preschools throughout Douglas County. 

We Value:

  • The uniqueness and learning potential of every student
  • A knowledgeable and prepared staff who promote learning and development in young students
  • The role of parents in the education of their children
  • Being a part of the public education system
     
History

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.

Resources

 

 

 

Serving Kids Three to Five Years Old

Students who are age 3 on or before October 1st are eligible to register and begin school at the start of the school year in August. Students who turn 3 after October 1st are eligible to register and begin school on their 3rd birthday. To align with district practice, students who are 5 years of age on or before October 1st are eligible for kindergarten and not eligible for preschool for the 2015-2016 school year.

Our Program is Inclusive

We welcome students of all skill levels, including those that have special education needs. Through an inclusive preschool setting, the learning needs of all children are met in the most respectful and positive way.

2015-2016 Preschool Registration is now available

  The preschool program is currently accepting registrations for 2015-2016 school year. To access the initial registration process, click HERE .

Please note:  This is the first step of the registration process.  Registration packets will not be available until you receive your placement email.  Placement emails will be sent out beginning in April.  Placements are assigned in the order in which they are received via this electronic form.

 

Morning and afternoon sessions are 2 hours and 45 minutes in length. Students attend class Monday through Thursday. Tuition is $160 per month for two days weekly and $320 per month to attend four days weekly

Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district. Start and end times vary according to school of attendance. 

We are proud of our excellent Preschool Program and we encourage families to enroll their children.

Please return all paperwork in person to either facility:

Early Childhood Center, 3950 Trail Boss Lane, Castle Rock, CO  80104       
Early Childhood Center, 8200 E. Park Meadows, #204, Lone Tree, CO  80124

Office hours are:  Monday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm and Friday, 8am to 2pm

Paperwork must include the following 3 items: 

  • Completed Registration Packet  
  • Photo Copy of State Birth Certificate
    To get a copy of state issued birth certificate, go to www.cdphe.state.co.us/certs/
  • Copy of Proof of Residency
    Only acceptable proofs of residency are: Warranty Deed, Property Tax Statement, or Lease/Rental Agreement). To get proof of residency, go to http://www.douglas.co.us/assessor

Families in need of tuition assistance can make a request through the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP), a program based on specific state criteria.

Tuition is:

  • 2 days per week, AM or PM session:  $160.00 per month
  • 4 days per week, AM or PM session:  $320.00 per month
  • Registration Fee (non refundable):    $100 (due at the time of acceptance)

 

 


Colorado Preschool Program
Tuition Assistance

The Colorado Preschool Program was established by the Colorado General Assembly to provide tuition funds for families in need. All fees associated with DCSD preschools are covered for those who qualify.

Qualifying criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant financial hardship
  • Traumatic events in the child’s life
  • Language and social skill concerns
  • Frequent relocations by the family
  • Parental mental health issues
  • Overseas deployment
  • Premature birth (prior to 32 weeks)

Eligibility requirements vary depending on age. Families of three-year-old applicants must qualify in multiple areas. Students must turn three or four years of age by October 1, 2015 to be eligible for the program for the current school year.

Request for Colorado Preschool Program (Tuition Assistance) should be indicated on the Online Pre-Registration Form.

DCSD Preschool Locations

(Some web sites are under construction, so they will not link to the classroom at this time.)

Castle Rock Preschool Locations

Cantril Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom A - Lanee Giesen
312 Cantril Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-9531

Cantril Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Brianne Wheeler
312 Cantril Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-9532

Castle Rock Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Marian Alderson
1103 Canyon Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5017

Castle Rock Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Lori Woodman
1103 Canyon Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5016

Clear Sky Elementary Preschool
DCSD Modified Calendar

To Be Hired
1470 Clear Sky Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
303-387-5916

Early Childhood Center – South

DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom A - To Be Hired
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1167

Early Childhood Center – South
DCSD Conventional Calendar 

Classroom B - Sue Stoddard
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1166

Early Childhood Center – South
DCSD Modified Calendar

Director Full Day Preschool - Kathleen Zecchino
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1170

Early Childhood Center – South
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom D - Rachel Oetken
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1204

Early Childhood Center – South
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom E - Nancy Shands Bass
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO  80104
720-433-1208

Flagstone Elementary Preschool

DCSD Conventional Calendar
Deborah Blake
104 Lovington Street
Castle Rock, CO  80104
303-387-5256

Meadowview Elementary Preschool
DCSD Modified Calendar

Lisa Coleman
3700 Butterfield Crossing
Castle Rock, CO  80109
303-387-5471

Rock Ridge Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Barbara Berndt
400 N. Heritage Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-387-5190

Sage Canyon Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Kara Ziegler
2420 Autumn Sage Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
720-433-1518

Soaring Hawk Elementary Preschool
DCSD Modified Calendar

Linda Seid
4665 Tanglevine Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80109
303-387-5848

Highlands Ranch Preschool Locations

Acres Green Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Seppi Culp
13524 Acres Green Drive
Littleton, CO  80124
303-387-7149

Acres Green Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - To Be Hired
13524 Acres Green Drive
Litttleton, CO  80124
303-387-7190

Arrowwood Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Laurie Thompson
10345 Arrowwood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
303-387-6901

Arrowwood Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Shannon Slucter
10345 Arrowwood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-6903

Bear Canyon Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Leah Guggenmos
9660 Salford Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6517

Buffalo Ridge Elementary Preschool A
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom A - Heather Franz
7075 N. Shoreham Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80108
303-387-5616

Buffalo Ridge Elementary Preschool B
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Andrea Scott
7075 N. Shoreham Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80108
303-387-5596

Copper Mesa Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Abbey Secord
3501 Poston Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
303-387-7401

Coyote Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom A - Cheryl Racz
2861 Baneberry Court
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6196

Coyote Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom B - Tanya McCarty
2861 Baneberry Court
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6233

Eagle Ridge Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Cindy Green
7716 Timberline Road
Highlands Ranch, CO  80124
303-387-7097

Eldorado Elementary Preschool

DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom A-Glori Breon
1305 Timbervale Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6348

Fox Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A- Karen Forbes
6585 Collegiate Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-7060

Fox Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Gail Howard
6585 Collegiate Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-7051

Heritage Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Amy Largent
3350 Summit View Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-387-6755

Highlands Ranch HighSchool Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Toni Burns
9375 Cresthill Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO  80130
303-387-2659

Lone Tree Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Michelle Bruyere
9375 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO  80124
303-387-7467

Redstone Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Peg Gerlach
9970 Glenstone Circle
Highlands Ranch,CO  80124
303-387-7326

Rock Canyon HighSchool Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Carolyn Austin
5810 MacArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO   80124
303-387-3047

Roxborough Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Classroom A - Nicole Riedy
8000 Village Circle West
Littleton, CO  80125
303-387-6008

Roxborough Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Cathie Nickell
8000 Village Circle West
Littleton, CO  80125
303-387-6042

Saddle Ranch Elementary Preschool

DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Jan Richards
805 W. English Sparrow Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6430

Sand Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classrom A - Gayle DeMasse
8898 S. Maplewood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6607

Sand Creek Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Jessica Pate
8898 S. Maplewood Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6631

Stone Mountain Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Sue Wozniak
10625 Weathersfield Way
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-7560

Stone Mountain Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Clasroom B - Jacqueline Rutherford
10625 Weathersfield Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
303-387-7558

Summit View Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Jessica Cottrell
10200 S. Piedmont Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
303-387-6848

Trailblazer Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Christine Arrietta
9760 Hackberry Street
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6301

Trailblazer Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom B - Casey Diack
9760 Hackberry Street
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
303-387-6283

Wildcat Mountain Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Laura Thomas
6585 Lionshead Parkway
Littleton, CO  80124
303-387-6944

Parker Preschool Locations

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Classroom A - Dana Knauff
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8143

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Classroom B - Mary Ann Brown
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO4  80134
303-387-8190

Cherokee Trail Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Classroom B - Sharon Littenberg
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker, CO4  80134
303-387-

Franktown Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Shelley Long
1384 N. StateHwy 83
Franktown, CO  80116
303-387-5344

Frontier Valley Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Ronni Keena
23919 E. Canterberry Trail
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8495

Gold Rush Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Michelle Williams
12021 S. Swift Fox Way
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-7716

Iron Horse Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - Gina Morin
20151 Tallman Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8584

Iron Horse Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Jennifer Morris
20151 Tallman Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8590

Legacy Point Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar

Classroom A - Megan Olson
12736 S. Red Rosa Circle
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8759

Legacy Point Elementary Preschool
DCSD Conventional Calendar
Classroom B - Terri Kelley
12736 S. Red Rosa Circle
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8757

Legend High School  Preschool (moved to Prairie Crossing)
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Melaina Fijalkowski
11605 S. Bradbury Ranch Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-38

Mammoth Heights Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - RaeAnn Tucker
9500 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8941

Mammoth Heights Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Amy Opdyke
9500 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8941

Mountainview Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - Karen Olson
8502 E. Pinery Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8716

Mountainview Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Laura Auger
8502 E. Pinery Parkway
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8721

Pine Grove Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Chris Barnett
10450 Stonegate Parkway 
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8867

Pine Lane Elementary Preschool
DCSD  Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - Christi Lopez
6475 E. Ponderosa Drive
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8354

Pine Lane Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Connie McCann
6475 E. Ponderosa Drive
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8381

Pioneer Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - Petra Mohr
10881 Riva Ridge Street
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8472

Pioneer Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom B - Audrey Giesing
10881 Riva Ridge Street
Parker, CO  80138
303-387-8433

Prairie Crossing Elementary Preschool
DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar

Classroom A - To Be Hired
11605 S. Bradbury Ranch Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-387-8255

Legend High School  Preschool

DCSD Split/Fall Break Modified Calendar
Classroom B - Melaina Fijalkowski
11605 S. Bradbury Ranch Drive
Parker, CO  80134
303-38

 

 

 

Contact Us

Administrative Offices:

Early Childhood Center North
8200 E Park Meadows Dr.Ste.204
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps

Early Childhood Center South
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-433-0025
See map: Google Maps