Preschool Overview

  • The Early Childhood Education office will operate with limited business hours during the months of June and July. Please email your request to We will reply to you as soon as possible.

    Have a joyful and relaxing summer


    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. 

    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.

    We will continue to provide high-quality preschool education for our students while closely monitoring the State’s build-out of its Universal Preschool (UPK) framework, which is (with some limited exceptions) designed to offer state-funded preschool at no cost to 4-year-olds the year before going into Kindergarten. Our commitment is first and foremost to the families and students we serve, and we will provide important updates to UPK on our website when we have them. We appreciate your trust and support, and we are excited to serve you. 

    Our online preschool application for the upcoming school year will open on Monday, March 13, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Child Find Services?

  • I don’t see District 49 on the state’s UPK application. How do I enroll my child in a District 49 preschool program?

  • Does District 49 have a no-cost option if D49 does not become a UPK provider?

  • 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 if I'm interesting in Head Start/CPCD?

Preschool Locations


  • Early Childhood Education Office:
    3850 Pony Tracks Drive
    Colorado Springs, 80922

    Business hours:
    8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    (when school is in session)


Preschool Contacts

Stacey Powell
Coordinator of 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