Boulder Valley School District

Soon, Colorado families will have the opportunity to enroll their children in the state’s new preschool program. Kids who will be four years old by October 1, 2023 will receive 15 hours of preschool for free in the Boulder Valley School District. Three-year-olds that meet specific eligibility factors may also qualify for free preschool.

Why is preschool changing?

With the passage of HB22-1295 Department Early Childhood And Universal Preschool Program, all Colorado four year olds will receive 15 hours of learning for free. Additionally, children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a qualifying factor may receive up to an additional 15 learning hours for free.

Early Learning and Enrichment Eligibility

Introducing BVSD Preschool Learning and Enrichment

Knowing that many of our parents and guardians work and have busy lives, we knew that it was important that we offered options to meet their needs.

As a result, we have combined the best early childhood instruction in Colorado with the enrichment-based child care from the same outstanding team that families have long counted on for Preschool Enrichment, Early Connections and School Age Care to create a seamless, child-centered approach.

How will it work?

Students who participate in BVSD’s program will attend class twice a week (Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday) from bell to bell. They will then have the opportunity to enroll in enrichment from bell to bell on the days opposite Learning, along with Wednesday afternoons.

Preschool Learning and Enrichment Weekly Schedule

CDE licensed Early Childhood teachers will lead the Learning centers, and the Enrichment centers will be led by DEC Director Qualified preschool teachers. All centers will keep to a child to teacher ratio of no more than 10:1. 

Typical Daily Schedule

Children’s success as learners is the goal of the Preschool Learning and Enrichment preschool curriculum. To accomplish successful learning, teachers foster social interaction, promote independent thinking, investigation, problem solving, and inspire confidence as young learners. The Creative Curriculum® serves as the foundation for planning inquiry based learning experiences both in and outside of the Preschool Learning and Enrichment classrooms. Click here to see the child-centered learning experiences our students will experience on a typical day.

Preschool Typical Daily Schedule


Join BVSD early

The Boulder Valley School District is a leader in education and by registering for preschool in BVSD, students (even those outside of the district boundaries) will become part of the BVSD family early.



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Enrollment begins January 17, 2023

Registration for the new Colorado Universal Preschool Program, which includes the BVSD program, will be handled by the Colorado's new Department of Early Childhood, on their portal, beginning January 17, 2023.

Before then, we encourage anyone interested in receiving information about this program and updates to fill out this Interest Form, call 720-561-6478 or email

Please Note: Preschool families will not participate in BVSD's Open Enrollment process.

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