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Preschool Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year Begins in January

Preschool registration looks different this year.

The Preschool Department is excited for the opportunities that Universal Preschool (UPK) will bring to our community. Universal Preschool will bring the following changes to our programming and processes:

  • A new “universal” application will be used for the application process
  • ALL children who are four-year olds, by October 1, will receive free half-day preschool
  • There will be opportunities for additional hours of free preschool for qualifying four-year olds at certain school locations
  • We will begin the application process when it is made available mid-January. We anticipate the application to be available on January 17, however this is subject to change.
  • The link to the preschool application will be added to the preschool page when it becomes available.

Attend an Open House-Style Universal Preschool Informational Event to Learn More:

The new universal preschool application link will be added to the preschool webpage the morning of January 17.  The information events listed below are to offer families support with programming/application assistance. The ability to apply is not contingent on attending one of these events.

  • Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools, 33 Quail Rd., Longmont, CO.
    January 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Spark! Discovery Preschool, 555 Eighth St., Frederick, CO.
    January 17, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Opportunities at the January 17 Event Include:

  • Technical assistance and laptops to help with the application process
  • Interpretation services available
  • Information around preschool programming opportunities across the district
  • Activities and staff available to engage children in maker space rooms
  • Snacks and drinks provided

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