Preschool Parent Manual

Preschool Open House

Have you always wanted to know more about Westminster’s Preschool Program? This is the perfect opportunity to compare our three centers, teachers, and classes to choose the right fit for your family before registration begins. Drop in anytime and visit one, two, or all three centers!

  • Tuesday, Jan 31, 5-7 p.m., West View Recreation Center - 10747 W. 108th Ave.
  • Wednesday, Feb 1, 5-7 p.m., City Park Recreation Center - 10455 Sheridan Blvd.
  • Thursday, Feb 2, 5-7 p.m., The MAC - 3295 W. 72nd Ave.

Kinder Kids and Tiny Tots Preschool 2023-24 Registration Information
 
Registration for the 2023-24 school year will be on a first-come, first-served basis with existing preschool, Early Explorers, and Wee Toddlers students getting first priority for Tiny Tots and Kinder Kids.

  • The 2023-24 fall preschool registration begins Feb. 6, 2023, for existing preschool, Wee Toddlers, and Early Explorers students enrolled in those programs as of Feb. 3, 2023. 
  • Registration for City of Westminster residents that are not enrolled in our current preschool, Wee Toddlers, or Early Explorers programs as of Feb. 3, 2023, begins on Feb. 21, 2023. 
  • Registration for non-residents that are not enrolled in our current preschool, Wee Toddlers, or Early Explorers programs as of Feb. 3, 2023, begins on Feb. 27, 2023. 
  • Online registration is not accepted for Kinder Kids or Tiny Tots. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for any open spots. Registration dates are subject to change. 

State of Colorado Licensed Program 
Kinder Kids and Tiny Tots age requirements are based on the age as of Oct. 1, 2023. The Kinder Kids and Tiny Tots programs are state licensed as small and large childcare programs. Parents will receive a parent manual starting in mid-July 2023. Please call 303-658-2222 if you do not receive a parent manual within three days of registration after July 24, 2023.

Kinder Kids and Tiny Tot program participants must submit the following to be kept on file in order to participate: 

  • Emergency card (due immediately)
  • Immunization record (due immediately) 
  • Medical release from a physician stating the child is in good medical condition (due immediately)

Please return all forms to the instructor at the parent meeting (preferred) or on the first day of class. All forms are considered current for the school calendar year, September 2023 to May 2024. Please look at our current activity guide for a list of classes, dates, and fees. If you have questions, please call 303-658-2215 or 303-658-2222. The monthly payments must be made by the second day of each month (October 2023 to April 2024) after the school year begins to maintain your child’s spot, or their space is forfeited.
 

Parents, please note

  • Our preschool curriculum is aligned with the State of Colorado Early Learning Development Guidelines, which includes indicators that describe learning goals in the areas of mathematics, science, creative arts expression, physical development, and literacy. Additional information can be found at https://earlylearningco.org/.
  • If your child is exhibiting any symptoms of an illness, please be considerate by keeping your child at home. Consult your physician to determine if your child is contagious and when they should return. 
  • Children not toilet trained must have a parent available at all times to tend to them if needed. 
  • Some activities may have holiday themes. Please notify instructors of any holiday theme objections. Missed classes are not refunded.

Kinder Kids (4-5 years)
Children must be 4 years by Oct. 1, 2023, and planning to attend kindergarten in August 2024. This continuous school-year program prepares your child for kindergarten while focusing on the “learning is fun” philosophy. The program emphasizes social, emotional, and cognitive development along with the State of Colorado Early Learning Development Guidelines (ELDG’s). Parent meetings are scheduled for each class between Aug. 8-24, 2023. Please call April Smith at 303-658-2222 or Matt Hess at 303-658-2215 for your specific parent meeting. Children must be toilet trained or a parent/guardian must remain within 15 minutes from class at all times.

Tiny Tots (3-4 years)
Children must be 3 years by Oct. 1, 2023. This great beginning program prepares your child for Kinder Kids. The program develops social, emotional, cognitive, and fine motor skills in line with the State of Colorado Early Learning Development Guidelines (ELDG’s). Parent meetings are scheduled for each class from Aug. 8-24, 2023. Please call April Smith at 303-658-2222 or Matt Hess at 303-658-2215 for your specific parent meeting. Children must be toilet trained or a parent/guardian must remain within 15 minutes from class at all times.