Register now for the 2021-22 school year!
Kindergarten is an exciting and important first step on your student's educational journey. In PSD, you'll find students are supported in many ways with caring teachers and staff, positive school and classroom culture, as well as a collaborative, safe and welcoming learning environment.
Eligibility: Children must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2021 (Superintendent's Policy JEB) to be registered for kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year.
Cost: Kindergarten in PSD is free (all-day and half-day programs)!
Plans for the 2021-22 school year: PSD is currently planning on opening the school year with in-person learning for all K-12 students five days a week and four days a week for preschoolers. PSD continues to work closely with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, which supports in-person learning.
PSD support services for kindergarten families
Busing is available for students who qualify. Learn more and find out plans for the 2021-22 school year: Transportation >>
PSD serves nutritious meals with local ingredients. Families can apply for free and reduced-priced meals. More: School Meals >>
Before-and-after-school care: AlphaBest offers services at PSD schools. More: Before-and-After-School Care >>
Transportation services note: Families have until Wednesday, June 30, to submit a request for bus services for the 2021-22 school year. Details on the bus request web page >>
Kindergarten gives children a foundation for successful learning
Kindergarten helps young children establish a love of learning, giving them a foundation to build on to become successful students and lifelong learners. Kindergartners benefit academically, emotionally and socially. They:
- Learn to be a student
- Gain independence
- Build early literacy skills and problem-solving skills
- Develop social skills like getting along with others; playing and sharing; making connections; and growing friendships
- Experience a “whole child” education where they grow academically, socially and emotionally. See goals identified for kindergartners - Colorado Department of Education 2020 Colorado Academic Standards - Family Guide for Kindergarten >>
Peek inside a PSD kindergarten classroom
"The student experience is a transformation - watching children thrive in their environment and kids feeling supported in the classroom, feeling excited about being at school and having connections with everyone." Rosie Navejas, kindergarten teacher at Harris Bilingual Elementary School
Note: This video was produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.