Early Childhood Preschool Application

  • The Colorado Universal Preschool (UPK), signed into law by Governor Polis, does not take effect until the 2023-2024 school year. We have not yet received guidance from the state and the selected El Paso County lead, Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families, about the application and placement process. Please continue to check our webpage often for updates. We appreciate your patience.   

    • To apply for preschool in District 49, and help us determine the best placement for your child, please complete the following online application.

    We process applications in the order they were received

    Your child will automatically be placed on our waitlist once you submit the application.

    You will not receive a submission confirmation email but will be notified via email if a spot becomes available.

    We place students throughout the school year, and you may not be contacted until after school starts. Our waitlists are for the current school year only, and you must re-apply each year your child is preschool age.

    Please complete ONE application per child. If multiple applications are submitted, the date of the latest application will be used to place your child on the waitlist.

    The preschool programs at Falcon Elementary School of Technology and Evans International Elementary School are offered by the Community Partnership for Child Development programs. To enroll for preschool at FESoT or EIES, or to apply for Head Start, contact CPCD by calling 719.635.1536.

    Please note:

    • If your child is receiving services through The Resource Exchange, has an appointment with our Child Find team or if you have an acceptance letter or email, you do not need to re-apply here. If you have an acceptance letter or email from the preschool department, you should now proceed with online enrollment.
    • If you have moved into District 49 and your child already has an IEP from another school district, please call 719.494.8840 for preschool placement.

     If you have concerns about your child's development, contact our Child Find office at 719-494-8751.

    Please Note: Acceptance letters are sent via email as a mail merge/mass email. To ensure proper delivery, please add our email address,  preschool@d49.org, to your contact list. Keep in mind, our placement procedure is an ongoing process until the 3rd quarter of that school year. As parents decline an offer or withdraw their child, we will go onto our waitlists and offer that spot to the next child in line for that school. Please complete our application if you want your child to be added to our waiting list. One application per child.

    *Please note: You will not receive a submission confirmation after you click the submit button of the application.

    We are not accepting any applications for the 2023-2024 school year at this time. If you complete our application below, your child will be on the waitlist for this school year, 2022-2023. Waitlists do not roll from one year to another. School years start in August and end the following year in May.

Early Childhood Preschool Application: 2022-2023 School Year *Please note: Incomplete Applications Not Processed

Early Childhood Preschool Application: 2022-2023 School Year *Please note: Incomplete Applications Not Processed

Let's get started:

Thank you for filling out the Early Childhood Preschool Application for the 2022-2023 School Year: We'll begin by gathering your child's address and some information about your neighborhood school:
*Please note: Incomplete Applications Will Not be Processed
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