Apply for ECE Programs/Preschool

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PSD ECE offers high-quality programs that help young children get ready for kindergarten. Preschool is offered in 22 PSD elementary schools and five centers across the district's 1,800 square miles. Placement at neighborhood schools or a parent's top-choice location is not guaranteed, but preferences are highly regarded and given due consideration upon admission.
 

How do I start? 

Preschool (3-5 years old) Application Process Checklist

Empty Check Box, Square Step 1: Complete Application


Empty Check Box, Square Step 2: Complete Enrollment Packet


Empty Check Box, Square Step 3: Gather Additional Documents

1. Child's Birth Certificate
2. Verification of Residency (Utility Bill, Lease, Mortgage statement)
3. Proof of family’s Income
  • Most current income tax return
  • Most current W2
  • 3 Months of pay stubs
  • University Benefits
  • Student Income verification
  • Proof of enrollment in
    • TANF (Temp Assistance for Needy Families) 
    • SSI  (Supplemental Security Income) 
    • SNAP (Supplemantal Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Child Support
4. Custody Paperwork - if applicable

Empty Check Box, Square Step 4: Complete ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE

  • Online at: www.asqonline.com/family/a80b32 
  • Paper: contact Fullana 970-490-3204 OR visit us at Fullana, 220 N. Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • OR ask your child's primary care provider

Empty Check Box, Square Step 5: Submit all of the above paperwork

  • In-person at Fullana, 220, N. Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • OR via email
    • psdece@psdschools.org

Empty Check Box, Square Step 6: Submit Health Documents

These documents are preferred at the time of application
but are not required at the time of application. They are required within 30 days of your child's first day in class.
  • Child’s physical exam –well child exam must be completed in the last 12 months, if your child has not had a well exam in the last 12 months now is a great time to get it scheduled.
  • Child’s Immunizations
  • Dental Exam

Empty Check Box, Square Step 7: Review and Interview

When you submit your application online, Fullana front office staff will contact you to review application and conduct interview. When you submit in-person, staff will review application and conduct interview at that time. 

Empty Check Box, Square Step 8: Complete Enrollment

Your application will then be moved on to our eligibility team for processing and eligibility determination, you will be contacted via email regarding your eligibility.
  • All children start on our waitlist and placements are
    made from the waitlist based on our selection criteria
    as our program is not first come – first serve.
  • You will be contacted should your child be placed in a
    classroom, and you will be sent final enrollment
    paperwork and a start date.

Empty Check Box, Square Step 9: Attend Preschool!

Your child will be taught by highly qualified licensed teachers who will provide social-emotional skill development, literacy and language development, individualized academic plans, and FUN-filled classes!

Early Head Start (prenatal-36 months) Application Process Checklist

Empty Check Box, Square Step 1: Complete Application


Empty Check Box, Square Step 2: Gather Additional Documents

1. Child's Birth Certificate
2. Verification of Residency (Utility Bill, Lease, Mortgage statement)
3. Proof of family’s Income
  • Most current income tax return
  • Most current W2
  • 3 Months of pay stubs
  • University Benefits
  • Student Income verification
  • Proof of enrollment in TANF, SSI or SNAP
  • Child Support
4. Custody Paperwork - if applicable

Empty Check Box, Square Step 3: Submit all of the above paperwork

  • In-person at Fullana, 220, N. Grant Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • OR via email
    • psdece@psdschools.org

Empty Check Box, Square Step 4: Submit Health Documents

These documents are preferred at the time of application
but are not required at the time of application. They are required within 45 days of your family's first home visit.
  • Child or expecting parent's physical exam –well child exam must be completed in the last 12 months, if your child has not had a well exam in the last 12 months now is a great time to get it scheduled.
  • Child or expecting parent's immunizations
  • Child or expecting parent's dental exam

Empty Check Box, Square Step 5: Review and Interview

When you submit your application online, Fullana front office staff will contact you to review application and conduct interview. When you submit in-person, staff will review application and conduct interview at that time. 

Empty Check Box, Square Step 6: Complete Enrollment

Your application will then be moved on to our eligibility team for processing and eligibility determination, you will be contacted via email regarding your eligibility.
  • All children start on our waitlist and placements are made from the waitlist based on our selection criteria as our program is not first come – first serve.

 

Empty Check Box, Square Step 7: Begin home visits!

Your new family mentor will contact you to schedule your first home visit together.

Contact Information

General Information

  • 970.490.3204
  • psdece@psdschools.org