Preschool

A Level 5 Colorado Shines Quality Rating Preschool

Community Center PreschoolThe Golden Community Center strives to offer a creative place where children learn through play. Our program is designed to encourage the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each child. We also use the Jefferson County Public Schools benchmarks & standards and the NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Our director is certified and the program is licensed by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services.

Full Day and Half-day Preschool

Half-day preschoolers must be 3 years old by Oct. 1, 2017 in order to register.

Full-day preschoolers must be 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2017.

Students must be potty-trained or the parent must remain in the building. Our program starts the day after Labor Day and ends the second Friday in May each year. If you are interested in availability for the current season, call (303) 384-8196.

Our goal is to help children reach their greatest potential in all areas of development, including beginning reading and writing skills, math concepts, science concepts, motor development and social/emotional development. The full-day program offers more time to enrich and expand on various themes and learning goals for the children. Our progressive and enriching curriculum paired with a positive learning environment will set children up for success. Our teachers stimulate each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare them for a lifelong love of learning, as well as the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

Call (303) 384-8196 or email Julie Adkins at jadkins@cityofgolden.net for more information.

Preschool Registration

Preschool KidsIf you are interested in availability for the current preschool season, or just have questions, please contact Julie at (303) 384-8196. Registration form is available for download on our Recreation website.

Preschool Lottery for the 2017-18 season is Monday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. Submit the 2017-18 registration form and the first month payment, the $50 registration fee and the $75 material fee before the lottery.

Payments/Deposits

Tuition is broken down into nine equal monthly payments for convenience. Full pay is available, but no discount is offered.

A full month deposit, applied to September, and the $50 registration fee plus a $75 materials fee are due at registration time.

Payment is due on the 15th of the previous month for each upcoming month to avoid late charges. (i.e. October payment is due Sept. 15.)

Preschool Program Schedule & Monthly Fees (2016)
Tuesday, Thursday Monday, Wednesday, Friday Monday-Friday
*A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required upon enrollment, plus a $75 materials fee
Half-day 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$170/month Resident
$180/month Non-resident
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$245/month Resident
$255/month Non-resident
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$405/month Resident
$415/month Non-resident
Full day 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$300/month Resident
$310/month Non-resident
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$440/month Resident
$450/month Non-resident
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$710/month Resident
$720/month Non-resident

Cancellations

Must be received in writing 30 days in advance to avoid additional monthly charges. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Non-School Days

Most Jeffco Public Schools holidays and breaks will be observed, including spring break and snow days.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa