We believe education is the heart of our community and preschool is the very first step in welcoming a diverse array of families and students to join us in sparking a life-long love of discovery.
Path to success
We offer expertise and guidance to families who need financial assistance, have children with special needs, or have other questions or concerns. We want to help you find the right path to your child’s success, starting with a solid foundation of learning and play in the exciting preschool years.
Ready to apply?
Please read the following information:
There are three ways to enter preschool, through the Colorado Preschool Program, the Special Education Program and the Tuition program. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Early Childhood Education website.
If you are new to the Boulder Valley School District, please complete a New Student Application. If you have one or more children who are enrolled in Boulder Valley School District, please complete a Current Family Application.
If you are applying for the tuition program, you must also register for billing and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
What happens after I apply?
After you apply, you will be contacted by a Preschool Community Liaison. They will schedule a meeting with you and your child to complete additional paperwork, get to know you, and screen your child. You will also be able to visit the school to get an idea of what BVSD’s integrated classrooms are like.
Can my child get transportation to preschool?
If your child is attending through the Colorado Preschool Program and lives inside of district and outside of walking distance (.5 miles) from the school, s/he can get transportation.
If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), s/he may be eligible to receive special transportation. Eligibility for special transportation is determined by the IEP team at an IEP meeting. If your child is attending through tuition program and has a sibling who is attending either through the Colorado Preschool Program or on an IEP, you can apply for transportation with a Space Available request. Space Available requests are granted if there is room for a preschool StarSeat on a bus and pre-existing route between the two stops that you require.
What is the Colorado Preschool Program and how do I know if we qualify?
The Colorado Preschool Program funds children who are determined to have risk factors that may cause a child to not be ready for kindergarten. Children who are four years old can qualify based on income alone. Children who are three can qualify if they have two eligibility factors in addition to income. Factors include: low birth weight, educational level of the family, need for language development (such as English-language support for non-native speakers), unintentional unemployment, social services, teen parent, frequent relocations and more.