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.

 Visitors to Fullana Learning Center must wear a mask.


 

Slots still available for no-cost preschool for the 2021-22

Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year begins January 3, 2022!

 

 

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

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

 

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.

 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
    • 2022-2023 - expect an approximate 3.8% increase pending School Board approval
  • $3,825 or $425 per month for 9 months for a 3 hour and 30 minute class
    • 2022-23 - expect an approximate 3.8% increase pending School Board approval

*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.

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

    *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.

    Become involved by joining Your Voice: Policy Council. Parents of our program and community partners are welcome! Please check out this video about Policy Council. Policy Council meetings are monthly: October 21, November 18, December 9, January 20, February 17, March 24, April 21 and May 19.  

     

    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 fall, 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