Boulder Valley School District Office of Early Childhood Education

6500 Arapahoe Rd.
Boulder, Colorado 80303
United States
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BVSD has preschools located at these elementary schools:
Boulder: A7 (High Peaks and BCSIS); Columbine (bilingual classroom available), Creekside, Douglass, Heatherwood, University Hill (bilingual classrooms available), and Mapleton Early Childhood Center.

Broomfield: Aspen Creek, Birch, Emerald, and Kohl

Louisville: Fireside and Monarch

Lafayette: Lafayette, Pioneer (bilingual classrooms available), Ryan, and Sanchez

Nederland: Nederland

Half day sessions, morning or afternoon, are offered Tuesday through Friday at all sites. Full day, Monday through Friday, is offered at Mapleton Early Childhood Center in Boulder.

BVSD preschool classrooms are inclusive and serve a blend of children who pay tuition, attend on scholarship through the Colorado Preschool Program, and have an Individualized Education Plan through the Office of Special Education. Transportation is available to families who qualify.

Amazing things happen here.
Since Colorado does not offer universal free preschool, tuition-based enrollment is offered at select BVSD schools and the Mapleton Early Childhood Center. Our rates are highly competitive and the value gained in these early years of learning is beyond compare.

Preschool tuition is $385 a month for four half-days a week. Classes meet in the mornings or afternoons, Tuesday through Friday.

Preschool Enrichment Program opportunities (to extend half day to full day) are available at Mapleton Early Childhood Center, for $495 a month.

Full day preschool, five days a week, is also available at Mapleton, for $1100 a month.
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee for each program application.

Access for all.
We don’t want the cost of preschool to deter you from enrolling your child. For eligible families, the Colorado Preschool Program makes it possible to attend preschool four days a week, half day in the mornings or afternoons, for free.

Eligibility: If you would like to find out if you qualify for the Colorado Preschool Program, contact the preschool community liaison at the school you are interested in. Eligibility is determined by your child’s age (3 or 4 years by September 30th of the year you are applying for) and circumstances in your child’s life that might make it more challenging for him or her to thrive in Kindergarten. A variety of factors are considered, including income, language development, social skills, and more.

Every child feels welcome.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of every young learner and understanding how much children benefit from interacting with each other in an inclusive classroom. Together, children experience the power of curiosity and the joy of discovery.

We provide special education and related services to preschool-aged children who have been identified with a special need. If eligible, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will describe which special education and related services are provided for a young learner to be successful in preschool.

These services might include support and instruction in the areas of speech language, motor, and/or vision and hearing. Staff are specially trained to integrate special education services throughout the child’s play and learning environment.

Transportation may be provided as a related service if determined necessary by the IEP team.

Exceptional help to get you started.
The identification of a special need begins with an appointment with the Child Find team. Children may be referred to Child Find for a screening by a preschool team, parent, doctor or another agency. Information gathered during the screening process will help us to decide if further evaluation is needed to determine special education eligibility.


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The Boulder Valley School District does not endorse organizations and individuals listed in this guide (other than BVSD programs). Individuals and organizations pay a fee to advertise in this directory and have not been screened in any way. The Boulder Valley School District assumes no responsibility for the actions or abilities of any groups or individuals listed herein.