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Vision, Mission, Values

9 months ago

summit school district preschool program

Honor children.  Engage families.  Inspire educators.

Our Mission

The Summit School District Preschool Program promotes high quality, developmentally appropriate, inclusive early learning experiences for all children. We value building relationships with families to foster the growth and development of the whole child.  And we seek partnerships with organizations in our community dedicated to supporting young children and their families.   


Our Values

Children learn about their world through play and interactions with others.

Children deserve a quality childhood so they become joyful, lifelong learners, active contributors to healthy communities, and productive members of society.

Play is the mechanism for young children's learning. 

Children are competent and capable learners who can make a valuable contribution to their own, and other's, learning experiences.

Our Program

We are dedicated to fostering a child's creativity and curiosity and a life-long love of learning. Our curriculum focuses on active exploration and discovery as a means of supporting all areas of development: social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical. Building social and emotional skills is at the heart of everything we do. Our learning environments are designed to foster exploration and investigation, cultivate social learning opportunities,  and strengthen the sense community. Our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated early childhood educators.

Age Requirements

We serve children who are not kindergarten age-eligible. Children who are three or four years old on or before October 1st of the school year you are applying for, are eligible to enroll in our program.

Days/Times/Tuition Costs

We are a four day a week program meeting Tuesday - Friday.  We follow the school district calendar.

Full Day: 8:45 AM - 3:55 PM
Half Day - AM: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Half Day - PM: 12:55 PM - 3:55 PM

4 Full Days/Week - $700/month
4 Half Days/Week - $350/month


Upper Blue Elementary

Frisco Elementary

Silverthorne Elementary

Dillon Valley Elementary

Summit Cove Elementary



about 1 month ago


We will begin accepting Preschool Applications for the 2018/2019 school year on March 5th 2018. We will accept applications for the early spring application window until March 30th.

After March 30th, we will not accept Preschool Applications again until August 2018.

Due to limited slots and limited tuition assistance, families are highly encouraged to apply early in March 2018.

We will continue accepting applications for the current 2017/2018 school year through February 28th, 2018. Please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator to check availability at (970)368-1022.

To Apply for Preschool for the current 2017/2018 school year, follow these steps (this is NOT the applicaiton for the 2018/2019 school year - that applicaiton will be available March 5th, 2018):
  • Complete Steps 1, 2, and 3  listed below.
  • AFTER completing Steps 1, 2, and 3 submit ALL required documents listed in Step 4 to the Central Administration Office.
  • NOTE: Documents will NOT be accepted if Steps 1,  2, and 3 are not completed.
 ALL of the steps listed below MUST be completed in order for your child's preschool application to be considered complete.  
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be processed or considered for a preschool slot.

Step 1: Complete the online Preschool Application 
Step 2: Complete Parent Questionnaire #1 online.  Parent Questionnaire #1 is called the Ages & Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3).
Step 3: Complete Parent Questionnaire #2 online.  Parent Questionnaire #2 is called the Ages & Stages Questionnaire-Social/Emotional-2 (ASQ-SE-2).

NOTE: BOTH Parent Questionnaire #1 AND Parent Questionnaire #2  MUST be completed for your child's application to be complete.  
Step 4: After completing Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3, submit ALL required documents to the Summit School District Central Administration Office located at 150 School Rd, Frisco, CO 80443 (across from the Middle School) between (Drop-off Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM).  

Make sure to review the list of required documents in the link below.  We will NOT accept submittals of partial documents from the required documents list.  Your child's application will not be complete unless ALL required documents are submitted.
Please complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 BEFORE submitting documents to the Central Administration Office.
If you need assistance completing any of the steps in the Preschool Application process please call: (970) 406-3061

Preschool Special Education

about 1 year ago

Supporting All Children

We are an integrated preschool program and are dedicated to meeting the needs of all children.  We understand that all children benefit from the opportunity to interact with similar age peers and to learn about their world in a high quality inclusive early learning environment.

We provide special education and related services to preschool-aged children who have been identified with an educational disability. If eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will describe which special education and related services are required for a young learner to be successful in preschool. These services may include:

  • specialized instruction from an early childhood special education teacher

  • specialized instruction from a speech language pathologist

  • related services from an occupational therapist or physical therapist

The identification of an education disability begins with an appointment with the Child Find team.  Children may be referred to Child Find for a developmental screening by a teacher, parent, doctor, or other agency.  Information gathered during the developmental screening process will help us to determine if further assessment is needed to determine eligibility for preschool special education. If eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed with specific goals to address the child's specific needs.  All special education services and related services are provided at no cost to the family.

To schedule a Developmental Screening appointment, please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator, Shelly Aleshire, at 970-368-1022 or

Child Find

10 months ago

Summit School District 

Child Find Program

The Summit School District Child Find Program is provided without charge to families who live in Summit School District.  The purpose of the program is to identify children from birth up to six years old who may be having difficulty in their development and to provide specialized support services when appropriate.  Parents who contact Child Find may have a concern about their child’s development in the areas of: speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, thinking skills, and social and emotional abilities.  Children may be referred to the Child Find Program at any time. 

The Child Find Program provides developmental screening and, when appropriate, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team assessment to determine eligibility for Early Intervention (birth-three years old) or Preschool Special Education Services (three-five years old).  The multi-disciplinary team includes early childhood specialists and the family.  If a child is determined to be eligible, then an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP, birth-3 years old) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP, 3-5 years old) is developed and services begin.

Developmental Screening

A developmental screening provides a snapshot of the child’s abilities in the areas of speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, thinking skills, and social and emotional abilities.

Multidisciplinary Assessment

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment provides an in-depth look at the child’s development conducted by a team of early childhood specialists and the family.  The process includes a parent interview, a play based assessment and other assessments as appropriate.  

To schedule a free Developmental Screening appointment, please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator:


Click here to get a copy of the Child Referral form:

Tuition Assistance

5 months ago

We don't want the cost of preschool to deter families from enrolling.  Our Preschool Program partners with the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP), Summit Head Start 0-5,  and The Summit Foundation Preschool Scholarship to offer tuition assistance to qualifying families.  Families who qualify for and are offered a slot in one or more of these programs may receive tuition assistance for some, or all, of their child's preschool tuition costs. 

The Colorado Preschool Program 

The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. CPP provides access to quality early childhood education for children who lack overall learning readiness. 

Click here to learn more about CPP.

Summit Head Start 0-5

The Summit County Early/Head Start program is a comprehensive continuum of support and education to families and children zero to five years in age.  

Click here to learn more about Summit Head Start 0-5.

The Summit Foundation Preschool Scholarship

The Summit Foundation is the leading organization inspiring people and mobilizing resources to improve and enrich the lives of individuals in Summit County and our neighboring communities of Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling and Leadville.

Click here to learn more about The Summit Foundation Preschool Scholarship.