Enroll in Preschool

2017-2018 Preschool Registration
Our online preschool application is now available to apply for any possible openings for the 2017-2018 school year. We are currently processing a large volume of applications and will notify you as soon as possible with availability.
Our 2016-2017 wait list is no longer available and we are not accepting any more applications for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have been waiting for a 2016-2017 opening and your child is still eligible for preschool, you must re-apply for 2017-2018.
Qualifying for Preschool

You must be a resident of District 49 to qualify for preschool in the district and your child must have received a spot in one of our classrooms before you can enroll. Spots are granted based on qualifications listed. If you have questions, call the early childhood office at 719.494.8840. The office is located at 3850 Pony Tracks Drive in Colorado Springs, and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. when school is in session.

If your child has an individual education plan and you are moving into District 49, please call 719.494.8841 for enrollment information.

District Preschool Classes
  • Four half-day classes per week, Monday-Thursday (hours vary by school) 
  • Ages 3-5 (if not yet eligible for kindergarten), fully potty trained, living within District 49 boundaries 
  • Placement based on lottery system 
  • Fee Schedule (subject to change): 
    • $40 non-refundable registration fee per student, per year 
    • $300 per month for four half days
Colorado Preschool Program
  • Children considered to be at educational risk can apply for the Colorado Preschool Program
  • Ages 3-5 (if not yet eligible for kindergarten), fully potty trained, living within District 49 boundaries
  • Students must go through a screening and meet certain risk criteria set by Colorado Department of Education (CDE) 
  • If accepted, children attend 4 half days per week, Monday-Thursday
  • No fee if qualifications are met
To apply for the program in one of our district preschool classrooms, please complete the CPP Application and bring with your child’s birth certificate, proof of residence and parent or guardian identification to the Early Childhood Office at 3850 Pony Tracks Drive in Colorado Springs. If your home/neighborhood school is Evans International Elementary School or Falcon Elementary School of Technology, please contact CPCD at 719-635-1536 for the appropriate forms and instructions.
Special Needs Services
  • Offered Monday-Thursday 
  • Children with educational disabilities receive services in integrated preschool classrooms, and each student attends based on his or her individual education plan. 
  • Ages 3-5, living within District 49 boundaries 
  • No fee required with active IEP

Community Partnership for Child Development

Eligible students attend per CPCD requirements. Families residing in the Falcon Elementary School of Technology or Evans International Elementary School boundaries or District 49 families interested in Head Start programs should contact CPCD at 719.635.1536, or visit 2330 Robinson Street in Colorado Springs.

District 49 Child Find

Child Find is the year round process District 49 uses to access and identify children who may have educational disabilities. Parents who suspect their child is experiencing learning difficulties may call the Child Find Coordinator at 719.494.8751 and schedule an appointment.
Deborah MacGregor
Early Childhood Education Center Administrative Secretary
Office: 719.494.8842
Avelyn Green
Dean of Early Childhood Education
Office: 719.494.8841

Preschool Documents