Preschool & Child Care

Preschool programs offer children ages 3-5 an opportunity to advance their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.  Our nurturing and enriching environment helps children become enthusiastic, self confident and inquisitive learners.

Foothills Park & Recreation District is continually assessing state and county guidelines related to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Due to restrictions and guidelines set by the state and county to eliminate transportation of children, limit all group sizes to a maximum of 10, and continue social distancing practices, our programs are unable to proceed as they were originally scheduled. With that in mind, Foothills is still considering community need and we are planning to offer some very reduced and basic childcare options to a small segment of the community within our recreation centers.

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All Day Preschool (ages 3 years - Kindergarten)

This full day program operates 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., 52 weeks/year. Developmentally appropriate preschool is taught with lessons reinforced throughout the day. Stimulating activities are included such as swimming, science, cooking and gymnastics. Our instructors are group leader qualified, classes are licensed by the State of Colorado and the program is Colorado Shines rated. Programs are housed in the Lilley Pad Room at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center and in the Little Bear Mountain Room at Ridge Recreation Center.

Parents can choose a M-F, M/W/F or a T/TH option at an affordable monthly rate. Our attentive staff provides an environment that is safe and loving for your child to learn, explore, socialize and grow. Stop by for a tour!

Enrollment Information

An annual non-refundable Enrollment Fee ($60/child or $80/family) is required at time of enrollment. Annual Enrollment Fee covers programming from June 1 to May 31. Parents or guardians are encouraged to read the Parent Handbook for program and enrollment policies.

Parents will also be required to submit the following, prior to child’s attendance:

  • Immunization Records for each child,
  • Physician’s Report,
  • Permission for Administration of Medication if necessary.

Enrollment and payment is completed online using SchoolCare Works Family Portal (use the buttons below). Parents can register for care and view or pay billing statements online using this secure portal. This secure site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere with an internet connection.

All Day Preschool Fees

Tuition Payments are due on the 1st of each month, prior to that month of care.

  • 5 days (M-F) – Fee/month: $1080, District Rate: $930
  • 3 days (M/W/F) – Fee/month: $670, District Rate: $590
  • 2 days/week (T/TH) – Fee/month: $450, District Rate: $400
  • Drop-in Fee – Fee/month: $60, District Rate: $60

Fee applied to youngest child enrolled in program.
Additional children enrolled receive a 7% discount off tuition fees for All Day Preschool.
No sibling discounts for drop-ins.

Please contact 303.409.2507 to inquire about enrollment or to be placed on a wait list.

Parent Resources: QualistarColorado Shines

Foothills Park & Recreation District is continually assessing state and county guidelines related to the COVID-19 crisis.  

We will post updates to this web page when we have more information as to how we will more forward with this program including the registration process for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Part-time Preschool (ages 3-5 years)

We believe children learn best through hands on activities that help them explore the world around them. Parents are an active part of the classroom experience when they assist as parent helpers. Our instructors are group leader qualified, classes are licensed by the State of Colorado and the program is Colorado Shines rated. Kindergarten readiness skills are taught through hands-on age appropriate learning experiences.

Part-time Preschool classes are offered 2 days/week on T/TH or 3 days/week on M/W/F.
We offer a 3 hour class (from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.) and a 4 hour class (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Enrollment Information

An annual non-refundable Enrollment Fee ($60/child or $80/family) is required at time of enrollment. Annual Enrollment Fee covers programming from June 1 to May 31. Parents or guardians are encouraged to read the Parent Handbook for program and enrollment policies.

Parents will also be required to submit the following, prior to child’s attendance:

  • Immunization Records for each child,
  • Physician’s Report,
  • Permission for Administration of Medication if necessary.

Enrollment and payment is completed online using SchoolCare Works Family Portal (use the buttons below). Parents can register for care and view or pay billing statements online using this secure portal. This secure site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere with an internet connection.

Part-time Preschool Fees

Tuition Payments are due on the 1st of each month, prior to that month of care.

The following fees listed are for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • 2 days/week (T/TH), 3 hours/day – Fee/month: $205, District Rate: $180
  • 3 days/week (M/W/F), 3 hours/day – Fee/month: $238, District Rate: $210
  • 2 days/week (T/TH), 4 hours/day – Fee/month: $270, District Rate: $236
  • 3 days/week (M/W/F), 4 hours/day – Fee/month: $325, District Rate: $286

Fee applied to youngest child enrolled in program.
Additional children enrolled receive a 7% discount off tuition fees for Part-time Preschool.

Parent Resources: QualistarColorado Shines

Preschool Call 303.409.2511

We also offer Early Childhood Classes

for ages 6 months – 3 years with a parent.

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Foothills - Drop-In Child Care

Drop-in child care is available while parents use any facility option at the Peak Community & Wellness Center, Ridge Recreation Center or Edge Ice Arena ONLY – subject to space availability. Foothills offers the best child care to all our families. Please contact staff for more details.

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