Preschool

    ​Coronavirus Health and Safety Modifications

​These adaptations may change during the course of the year, and we will keep you apprised about those changes as we receive the information.  For current health and safety reasons, we will modify the program in the following ways:
  • We understand needs vary for families during this time, and we want to help ensure everyone is comfortable.
    • We WILL refund the tuition deposits throughout the year (listed as non-refundable in the paperwork), with the exception that any past due balance, should you have one, will be deducted from the deposit.  In return, we ask that you provide a month's notice to the extent possible if you decide to withdraw to help us maintain appropriate staffing and supply needs. 
    • We will NOT refund the $45 registration fee as there is a significant amount of administration time that goes into the registration process. 
  • TWRC Curbside Pick-Up and Drop Off will be at the north gate to the playground. This will be treated as a hug-and-go lane and parents will not be exiting their vehicle.
    TCC Pick-Up and Drop Off will be a guardian (1) bringing their child into the front entrance and using the floor markings to maintain social distancing. The guardian will sign in at the table then drop off their child with the teacher at the door. The guardian will then exit through the door beside the classroom.
  • Each child will be screened at drop off including a temperature check, health questions, and visual screening. Children must be symptom free to attend preschool. Any child presenting symptoms during class will be isolated and a guardian will be notified. Guardian must pick child up within ½ hour.
  • Provide stable groups, rooms, and staffing
  • Limit materials and provide structured activities to allow for personal equipment and supplies, cleaning, and sanitizing
  • Require that all participants and staff wear self-provided and self-laundered masks to the extent possible
  • Maintain social distancing to the extent possible
  • We will set up and utilize our dedicated preschool playground at TWRC and our patio area at TCC for outdoor play.
We will sanitize and clean the rooms, restrooms, and outdoor areas between the groups.

If your child is experiencing any symptoms including a slight fever, runny nose or cough, loss of smell or taste, they will not be permitted to come to preschool.  Should any staff or participant display symptoms or test positive for Covid-19, we will contact our nurse consultant and Tri-County Health Department and follow their instructions.  They are advising on a case-by-case basis.  No refunds will be issued for health exclusions from the program in these circumstances.

These precautions will be key to the success of a safe and healthy environment and our continued ability to offer care.  We are grateful that you are willing to trust us with your child this year.  We hope to maintain that trust during these unusual times.  We thank you for your patience as our dedicated team continuously and tirelessly prepares and adjusts to provide the most engaging and best program we can. Stay safe and well! 

2020-21 School Year September 14, 2020-May 21, 2021

*Please see our 2020-21 Orientation Power Point, here.*

The city of Thornton Preschool program is a continuous program. Registration is ongoing for enrollment into any of our class offerings. Please call 720-977-5942 or email sharon.juel@ThorntonCO.gov for openings.

September 8: Mandatory TCC Open House
September 10: Mandatory TWRC Open House
Open House provides the opportunity to see the classroom, meet the teachers, find the child’s cubby, and drop off supplies.
  • Families will be notified of their allotted time so we can account for small groups. Limited to one guardian to attend with their child to maintain small groups.
  • We will meet outdoors, on the playground at TWRC and the patio at TCC. One guardian will accompany the child into the classroom after checking in and dropping off supplies
September 14/15: First day of school

Families enrolling during the school-year are responsible for paying the non-refundable $45 registration fee, May 2021 tuition and the prorated tuition for the month they enroll. This is due at the time of registration. Preschool classes are designed to encourage social skills through play and help children learn the rules and routines of the classroom.  Shapes, colors, numbers and alphabet are practiced. The class also introduces sight words, letter sounds, sentence structure, and projects and activities aligned with the Colorado Early Learning Development Guidelines (ELDG).  Children enjoy the fun environment and building relationships with their peers and teachers.

State Licensed Preschool Program

City of Thornton Preschool classes are designed to build upon one another. However, children can enter the program at any of the age-levels (they are not required to complete Beginner Preschool), as each age-level is developmentally appropriate for the designated age group. The curriculum is aligned with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELDG).

These guidelines include indicators for the children to practice in physical development and health; social and emotional development; English language development; literacy; logic and reasoning; mathematics; science; social studies; creative arts expression; and approaches to learning.

Further information on the ELDG can be found at http://earlylearningco.org/.

Completed registration packets, including up-to-date physicals and immunization records from the child's physician, are required before your child can start classes. 

ALL CHILDREN MUST MEET AGE REQUIREMENT AND BE POTTY-TRAINED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE SESSION.

Morning Preschool Ages 3-5

​FIVE-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $311R/$373NR monthly​ ​ ​
​913160-C
​Monday-Friday
8:30-11 a.m.
​TWRC
​913150-C
​Monday-Friday
​8:30-11 a.m.
​TCC
​THREE-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $187R/$224NR monthly​ ​ ​
​913160-E
​Monday/Wednesday/Friday
​8:30-11 a.m.
​TWRC
​913150-E
​Monday/Wednesday/Friday
​8:30-11 a.m.
​TCC
TWO-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $124R/$149NR monthly​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​913160-F
​Tuesday/Thursday
​​8:30-11 a.m.
​TWRC
​913150-F
​Tuesday/Thursday
​8:30-11 a.m.
​TCC

Afternoon Preschool Ages 3-5

​FIVE-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $311R/$373NR monthly​ ​ ​​ ​ ​
​913360-C
​Monday-Friday
12-2:30 p.m.
​TWRC
​913350-C
​Monday-Friday
​12-2:30 p.m.
​TCC
THREE-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $187R/$224NR monthly ​ ​ ​
​913360-E
​Monday/Wednesday/Friday
12-2:30 p.m.
​TWRC
​913350-E
​Monday/Wednesday/Friday
​12-2:30 p.m.
​TCC
TWO-DAY OPTION   I   Fees: $124R/$149NR monthly​ ​ ​ ​
​913360-F
​Tuesday/Thursday
12-2:30 p.m.
​TWRC
​913350-F
​Tuesday/Thursday
​​12-2:30 p.m.
​TCC

Remote Learning

Do you need to keep your child at home this year? Our Remote Learning content is designed for families who want to build relationships with preschool teachers and peers using age-appropriate curriculum without having to use multiple platforms or spend a lot of time on a computer with their young children. Families will receive weekly emails with detailed lessons and activities including the ELDG connections and material lists along with opportunities to connect online for story times, show-and-tell, tips and tricks and question and answer periods. Lessons and activities will focus on skill practice and school readiness through fun projects.

Registration Fee: $35 monthly

913000-A   September 14-October 2
913000-B   October 5-30
913000-C   November 2-20
913000-D   November 30-December 18


Items to Note

  • Forms must be returned before the child's first day, if approved to start during the school year.
  • Children will not be allowed into class until ALL forms are completed.
  • Forms must be filled out in their entirety. Please make sure you write something on every line, 
    even if it is "NA" or "None".
  • Participants must reach the designated age and be potty trained by the first day of class.
  • Guardians (18 and older) must sign the child in and out of all classes.