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. 




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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.

To see where ECE preschool classes are located, see this ECE map of schools and community sites.

Fullana Learning Center: 220 North Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521

                                         7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

                                          *Our offices will be closed on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. -    

                                             1 p.m. for ongoing professional development.  

                                          *Our offices follow the school district's calendar for closure during                                                                Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. 


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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
Elizabeth Dunne | 970.490.3360 | edunne@psdschools.org