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Preschool

Based on our belief that all students can reach high levels of learning, we envision early childhood centers that honor and respect children and empower them to: develop their own unique personality and sense of self; learn at their own pace given instruction in their individual zone of proximal development; live in a place of intellectual challenge, to actively explore, investigate, make mistakes and gain understanding of their world; build strong, positive relationships with others; develop and demonstrate empathy and caring for others; learn to love to learn!

Download the preschool parent handbook

Jeffco Public Schools has 38 preschools with 4 full day programs throughout the district offering tuition-based programs for all 3 and 4 year old children.  Opportunities for financial assistance is available for qualifying families. Children turning three on or before October 1 are eligible to begin preschool.  Preschool sites offer 2.5-hour sessions, 2, 3, or 4 days a week. Additionally, five of our programs offer full day care, year-round preschool. 

All programs are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services and meet the Colorado Department of Education Quality Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Services.

Download the preschool brochure for details of the program.

Curriculum

Our preschools access C-CAP, the online Jeffco curriculum system and utilize Tools of the Mind as a resource. The play-based resource is built on Lev Vygotsky's constructivist theory of learning and developed specifically for preschool students. Many other successful Jeffco programs are also based on this hands-on theory.

Tools of the Mind focuses on four elements that have been proven to increase the learning levels of young children: focused attention, self-regulation, deliberate memory, and strong oral language. The Jeffco curriculum along with Tools of the Mind provides several elements of a great preschool program including high quality instruction, in depth teacher training, and a district-wide, comprehensive, systemic preschool experience for all of our students who will enter Jeffco Public School kindergartens.

Locations

Our preschool are conveniently located throughout the county. See the district map.

Read our preschool profiles, which give directions to the schools, phone numbers, program days and times, and other information.
View Preschool Profiles.

The Early Childhood Education Office is located at 10801 W. 44th Avenue, Wheatridge CO, 80033. See contact information below.

Registration

Go the the school where you want to enroll your your child to complete the registration process. Forms required for registration:

Students are enrolled throughout the school year based on available classroom space. If you do not get your first choice school, keep checking.

If you have just moved to the Jeffco school district, please contact the school regarding availability of preschool space and registration procedures.

Tuition

Our preschools charge tuition, but financial assistance maybe available for qualifying families. Check with the director of the individual preschool.

Preschool registration requires a $60 per student, or $85 per family fee, which is non-refundable. The fee is due on the date of enrollment or paid in advance to hold space in the program for new and re-enrolling students. Monthly tuition is also required:

Contact Information

Preschool Office
phone: 303-982-1737
fax: 303-982-1742

Marcella Hoefner
Director - Early Childhood Education
303-982-1737

Sarah Weber
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
303-982-2097

Julie Chavez
Lead Technician - Financials
303-982-1737

Julie Osborne
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
303-982-7233

Joan Whitford
Coordinator
303-982-0009

Sherri Fast
Coordinator
303-982-0011