The Colorado Department of Early Childhood opened the preschool application process at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29.
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. Children must be potty trained unless they receive special education services through our district. 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.
- D49 will no longer hold annual Round-Up events.
- Community Developmental screenings are held throughout the school year if you are interested in having your child screened.
- However, these screening events do not serve as a preschool application. More information about our screenings is available below.
Community Developmental Screenings for Preschool-Age Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines recommend the screening of young children to identify those who may have special learning or developmental needs, as well as to plan appropriate curriculum and instruction.
District 49 Early Childhood Education staff will be offering developmental screenings (to include vision, hearing, and dental) for children between the ages of 2 years and 9 months until they are eligible for kindergarten (child is 5 before September 15 of that year). Screening will be by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking here or on the 23-24 Screening Appointment link below. For more information about dates and locations, please see the flyer under our resources tab.
If your child has developmental delays, is at risk of having a developmental delay due to a diagnosed medical condition, or has an educational disability, please contact our Child Find office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does My Child Need to Be Potty Trained?
How many hours of preschool are offered in District 49’s preschool program?
Will I be guaranteed a spot?
What will my child learn in Preschool?
How do I know if D49 offers a high-quality preschool program?
What should I do if I have concerns about my child's development?
What is Child Find?
What if I'm interested in Head Start/CPCD?