Preschool Overview


    To prepare for the 2023-2024 school year we are excited to support families who are looking to enroll their children in our preschool programs.  As the details are still being worked out for Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK Colorado), we will kick off our typical process for preschool application with our Round-Up on February 24 or March 10, 2023.  Both dates are for new preschool students, in person and by appointment only. Flyers are attached to our Enroll in Preschool page. In line with the mission of District 49, we aspire to be “The Best Place to Learn, Work and Lead”.  We will continue to provide high-quality preschool education for our students. Our commitment is first and foremost to the families and students we serve and we appreciate your continued support. As more information about UPK Colorado becomes available, we will update our webpage. 


    To make an appointment please click here.


    Welcome to District 49 Early Childhood Education!

    District 49 offers a high-quality, inclusive preschool program that serves the developmental needs of children starting at age 3 until they are eligible for kindergarten. We welcome students who reside within D49 boundaries. 

    Research has proven that the best way for young children to learn is through PLAY 

    Our classrooms are designed to support children’s learning through guided play opportunities in a nurturing and caring environment.  Our students learn to develop healthy skills in social-emotional, learning, communication, self-help, and coordination.




    Early Childhood Education Office:
    3850 Pony Tracks Drive
    Colorado Springs,


    Business hours:
    8:00am- 3:30pm 
    (when school is in session)


  • How Do I Get My Child Into Preschool?

    • Students are placed by the early childhood office based on their home address. To find your neighborhood school click here for our district map. Students who reside within the boundaries of Falcon Elementary School of Technology or Evans International Elementary School must enroll through Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD Head Start 
    • Families must apply for available preschool openings either through our Preschool Round-Up or through our online application.  Your application is active for the school year stated on top of the application. If you are interested in applying for the following year, we encourage you to attend our Round-Up Event in February. A new application for the next school year will only be available after the Round-Up date.

    Where Can My Child Attend Preschool?

    • Preschool locations are listed to the right. 
    • Children attend preschool in their neighborhood school based on your home address and availability. To find your neighborhood school click here for the district mapIf your neighborhood school is Falcon or Evans Elementary your child will enroll through Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) To contact CPCD, please visit their website:
  • Do I have to pay for Preschool?

  • What should I do if I have concerns about my child's development?

  • What will my child learn in Preschool?

  • How do I know if D49 offers a high-quality preschool program?

Stacey Powell
Coordinator for Early Childhood Education
Phone: 719-494-8840
Anita Patton
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant
Phone: 719-494-8840
Deborah MacGregor
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant
Phone: 719-494-8840

Preschool Calendar

Preschool Locations