Early Childhood Education

Programs and services for families with young children
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Mission: We empower our community's eligible children and families to build a foundation for learning, as measured by their readiness for kindergarten and beyond. 

 

 

 

 

What do we offer?

  • Preschool programs for children ages 3* to 5
  • Highly-qualified licensed teachers who partner with families to offer the best services specific to each child.
  • Programs and learning environments that help our young children become emotionally strong, skilled and ready for kindergarten.
  • Home visits, parent education and mentoring for families
  • Screenings
  • Evaluations through Integrated Services
  • Services for families expecting a child and/or with children from birth to age 3)
  • Resources and community referrals

 

Cost and availability

Many options are available to meet family schedules and needs, including:

  • A limited number of half-day, four-day-per week tuition spaces
  • Unlimited no-cost spaces for children who qualify for special education services
  • Full- and half-day no-cost spaces for families that meet admission criteria

*Children must be 3 years old by September 15 of the year of enrollment for Head Start, Colorado Preschool Program and tuition-based preschool. Children are eligible on their 3rd birthday for Early Childhood Special Education/Integrated Services. Children who are school-aged 5 or age 5 by September 15 are not eligible for preschool services.

 

Hours and locations: 

Hours at each early childhood school site vary by location. 

**** PSD Early Childhood programs are closed until March 27, 2020 for Spring Break and COVID 19 prevention. For more information, please visit:

https://www.psdschools.org/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Response

Tuition-paying families will receive a pro-rated bill reducing the cost of the days missed when we are closed once the closure is completed. 

 

If your child attends one of our Community sites, please contact that site directly for closure information. 

 

Fullana Learning Center 
220 North Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ECE offices follow the school district's calendar for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. 

ECE preschool classes locations:  ECE map of schools and community sites.

 

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Contact Information

General Information - 970.490.3204

Attendance Line - 970.490.3336

Director of Early Childhood Education
Carolyn Martin | 970.490.3195 | carolynm@psdschools.org

Assistant Director of Education
Candace Martin-O'Connor | 970.490.3082 | cmartino@psdschools.org

Operations Manager
Becca Benedict | 970.490.3254| rbenedict@psdschools.org

Enrollment Coordinator
Sarah Weible | 970.490.3117 | sweible@psdschools.org

Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Nikki Arensmeier | 970.490.3188 | earensme@psdschools.org

Health and Dental Coordinator
Nancy Weber | 970.556.5905 | nweber@psdschools.org

Disabilities Coordinator
Stephanie Hahn | 970.490.3245 | shahn@psdschools.org

Quality Data Technician
Sharon Weaver | 970.490.3036 | sharonw@psdschools.org

Department Technician II
Jack Robertson | 970.490.3360 | jrobertson@psdschools.org