Jeffco Public Schools kindergarten programs provide developmentally appropriate education for 5 and 6 year olds. Review the Curriculum Guides to see what Jeffco kindergartners learn.

All Jeffco neighborhood elementary schools offer full or half-day kindergarten programs. Some schools offering half day kindergarten, also offer before and after school child care.

Registration for 2014-2015 will be held January 21, 2014 – January 27, 2014. Please call the school where you would like to enroll your student for enrollment information. Many schools have parent information nights, which are listed here. A full list of schools with kindergarten programs is listed below.

A lottery will be used to determine student placement in the different kindergarten programs that schools offer.

Some schools offer free full-day kindergarten, but other programs must charge tuition.


See the online school locator or district map, to determine your neigborhood school.


Students must be five or six years old on or before Oct. 1 of the school year to enter kindergarten. Some highly gifted children may be granted early entrance to kindergarten. Check with the Early Childhood Education Office at 303-982-1737, for more details.

Registration for kindergarten begins in mid January for the following school year. Check with your local school for details.

Forms required for registration:

During registration, these forms should be provided to the kindergarten where your student will be enrolled.


Some schools offer free full-day kindergarten, but other programs must charge tuition. The tuition for the 2012-13 school year is $300 per month. Check with the school's principal for fee information.

View a list of free full day kindergarten programs.

Contact Information

Early Childhood Office

Marcella Hoefner
Director - Early Childhood Education

Julie Osborne
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education

Sarah Weber
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education

Stacy Oryshchyn

Julie Chavez
Lead Technican