Apply for ECE Programs/Preschool

Apply now for Early Head Start

Calling all families with children ages 0-3, and all prenatal mothers!  PSD will have several openings in our Early Head Start Program beginning in July.  Our Early Head Start Program has many benefits for families:

  • Monthly PACTs (Parents and Children Together)
  • Family mentor that provides educational materials to parents and child at home visits 
  • Center-based and home-based options 
  • Support for growth and change 
  • Connection to community supports

Complete an Early Childhood Program Application (below) and an Early Head Start Enrollment Packet and return it to Fullana to get the application process started.

 

Preschool

PSD Early Childhood Education offers high-quality programs that help young children get ready for kindergarten.

Preschool is offered in 21 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. 


No-cost and tuition-based preschool

No-cost preschool:  Eligibility-criteria to qualify for no-cost programming includes many different factors, allowing PSD to serve a wide-range of families with varying needs. Because there are many determining factors, all families are encouraged to look into if they qualify for no-cost preschool. 

For information about eligibility criteria for no-cost preschool, call the PSD enrollment office at (970) 490-3204.

Tuition-based preschool: The following rates are subject to change.

2020-2021 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

 

Apply soon! PSD Early Childhood began accepting applications at the Fullana Learning Center on January 6.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, communication about placements may be later.

Phases 

Communication about Placement 

I. Early Application * 

January 6 - February 28

by April 10

II. Application* 

March 1 - Last day of School (May 19) 

by June 10

III. Delayed Application* 

May 20 - August 1

Prior to the first day of school 

IV. Ongoing Year-Round Application* 

Anytime after August 2

Varies based by volume & site requested. 

(10-15 business days to process application, placement date unknown based on request)  

*This applies to COMPLETE original applications, COMPLETE re-enrollment packets, classroom change requests, data changes/address changes. 

*Eligibility and Placements within certain funded sources are limited.  

Apply for the 2020-21 school year

To apply for the Early Head Start program (from birth to 36 months) or the Preschool program (for 3 to 5-year-olds), please submit an Early Childhood Program Application.

Children must be 3-years-old on or before October 1 to be eligible to attend preschool

Applications and Enrollment Packet:

For Returning Students:

Complete the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 online!  Every child must have these completed as part of the application. Surveys can be completed online before submitting the application.

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

Electronic applications and documentation can be sent to PSDECE@psdschools.org. 


    Items to include with your application: 

    • Verification of child’s birthday (birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, military ID etc...).
    • Emergency contacts, including health care provider information. 
    • Annual physical exam and immunization records or a signed State of Colorado Exemption Certificate is required for personal, religious, or medical exemptions to school immunization requirements. A healthcare provider form is available here.
    • Proof of address: A current utility bill, lease (signed by landlord) or mortgage statement
    • If applying for no-cost preschool, please include: Proof of income for the last 12 months such as with a Federal Tax form, W-2, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) proof of enrollment, or pay stubs reflecting the past 12 months.

    Questions? Contact the PSD enrollment office at 970-490-3204.

     

      Contact Information

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      970.490.3204