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about 1 month ago

2020/2021 School Year Preschool Applications

NOTE: Your child must be either 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2020 to be eligible to apply for preschool.
We do not enroll children who are kindergarten age eligible in our preschool program.

To apply for the SSD Preschool Program follow these steps:
  1. Complete the online preschool application and upload all required documents.
  2. Complete two separate online parent questionnaires. These online parent questionnaires are not included in the preschool application. To access these two separate online parent questionnaires, you will need to click on the two different orange links below for Parent Questionnaire #1 and Parent Questionnaire #2.

ALL of the above listed steps MUST be completed in order for your child's application to be considered complete.

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered for a preschool slot


Need help uploading documents or completing the online Preschool Application?

Call 970-368-1022 or 970-333-4058 (cell) if you need assistance.

We partner with several different programs to offer Tuition Assistance.

Click here to learn more about these programs

We recommend that you review the list of required documents (click on orange link below) and collect all of your documents prior to starting the application.

To learn more about Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch click here

Tuition Assistance

5 months ago

We don't want the cost of preschool to deter families from enrolling.  Our Preschool Program partners with the Summit Pre-K (SPK) Program, the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP), and Summit Head Start 0-5 to offer tuition assistance to qualifying families.  Families who qualify for and are offered a slot in our preschool program, may receive tuition assistance to cover some, or even all, of their child's preschool tuition costs.  

To help simplify the process, families are able to see if they qualify for one or more of these programs directly through the online School District Preschool Application, no need to submit separate applications for these programs.

Summit Pre-K Program (Strong Futures)

The Summit Pre-K Program (SPK) helps to make high quality preschool possible for all Summit County 4-year olds in the year before they enter Kindergarten. To offset the high cost of quality preschool, SPK provides monthly tuition credits to families who meet the required criteria. 

Click here to learn more about The Summit Pre-K Program.

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 and have certain risk factors in their lives that are associated with later challenges in school.

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.

Preschool Contact

Preschool Special Education & Link to Apply

about 1 month 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 Child Find Coordinator at

Child Find

5 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 Child Find Coordinator: 

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