Early Childhood Education

Programs and services for families with young children

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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ECE Hours

Fullana Learning Center  hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Blue locked drop-boxes are available for families to drop off paperwork when the center is closed.

 All visitors to Fullana Learning Center must wear a mask.



What do we offer?

  • No-cost and tuition-based 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


Slots available for no-cost preschool for the 2021 -22 school year! 

PSD preschool still has open spaces, and more families than ever may qualify! Families interested in a high-quality preschool program are encouraged to apply. 

Learn more about qualifying factors on the Apply for ECE Programs/Preschool web page.

Additionally, PSD gives no-cost family coaching and support for pregnant women and the families of children zero to three-years-old. Currently there are slots open for families expecting a child or whose child is not yet preschool age.

Options for PSD preschool include: 

  • In-person preschool classes at most PSD elementary school sites.
  • In-person preschool classes at local neighborhood and community partner sites. 

Please inquire about slots or locations available at 490-3204 or psdece@psdschools.org. 

ECE staff are available to assist families with applications  at 220 N. Grant Ave. in Fort Collins.  Staff can also assist families by phone and email with the online registration/enrollment. 


Cost and availability

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

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

 2021-2022 tuition rates:

  • One-time, non-refundable enrollment fee of $50, is due upon placement acceptance
  • $3,528 or $392 per month for 9 months for a 2 hour and 45 minute class
  • $3,825 or $425 per month for 9 months for a 3 hour and 30 minute class

*Children must be 3 years old by October 1 of the year of enrollment for  Colorado Preschool Program and tuition-based preschool. Children are eligible on their 3rd birthday for Early Childhood Special Education/Integrated Services and Head Start. Children who are school-aged 5 or age 5 by October 1 are not eligible for preschool services.


Hours and locations: 

Hours at each early childhood school site vary by location. 

Fullana Learning Center (Monday-Friday from  8am-4pm) 
220 North Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521


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

ECE preschool classes locations: ECE Map of Locations 


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Contact Information

General Information or Questions - 970.490.3204 or psdece@psdschools.org

Attendance Line - 970.490.3336

Program Director
Becca Benedict | 970.490.3254| rbenedict@psdschools.org

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

Enrollment Coordinator
Sharon Weaver | 970.490.3036 | sharonw@psdschools.org

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

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

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