Early Childhood

PreK student working with a teacher

Early Childhood

PreK student working with a teacher


The St. Vrain Valley School District recognizes the importance of a quality early childhood experience. The District provides preschool programs at all elementary schools and some community sites. The preschool program is family focused and the standards-based curriculum promotes learning through play and discovery. One of the main goals of the preschool program is to prepare children for kindergarten.


The Early Childhood/Preschool department oversees the following preschool programs:

  • Tuition programs for 3 and 4 year old children
  • Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for eligible 4 year old children (4 half-day sessions)
  • Special Education services for eligible preschool children 3 to 5 year old children (4 half-day sessions to meet individual needs) – Preschools work collaboratively with the District’s Special Education Department (Child Find) in the assessment, identification, and programming for children with disabilities

The department is responsible for supervision and implementation of the following:

  • Preschool Standards
  • Curriculum – Creative Curriculum® from Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment – Teaching Strategies GOLD (on-line, authentic assessment)
  • Results Matter – Colorado’s statewide early childhood system
  • Colorado Preschool Program – state funded program

Contact Us

Shela Blankinship

Early Childhood Coordinator

St. Vrain Valley Schools