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Phone: (719) 884-6100

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Mailing Address: 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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First Pres Preschool

A Solid Foundation for Learning

First Pres Preschool partners with parents to grow healthy, happy children who have the life readiness skills necessary to successfully navigate the first years of elementary school. 

Offering a safe, clean environment on our campus in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, this state-licensed program conducts morning classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and pre-kindergartners. First Pres Preschool is a non-profit program, so families receive a quality learning experience for a reasonable monthly tuition.   

Enrollment for the 2019–2020 School Year is Open!

About Us

Learning Environment

  • Large and cheerful classrooms
  • Low student-to-teacher ratios
  • Colorado credentialed teachers 

Family Partnerships

  • Parents are a vital part of a child's early learning experience
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit their child's classroom
  • There are many opportunities for parent involvement, including volunteering for special events and accompanying classes on field trips

What We Teach 

Faith-based Values

  • Each child is treated as a true gift from God
  • Daily classroom sacred time
  • Weekly chapel geared for a child's perspective 

Hands-On Experiential Learning

  • Play-based, age-appropriate activities
  • Individualized to meet each child's needs
  • Crucial outdoor play experiences daily
  • Large indoor gym accessible for inclement weather days
  • Intentional preparation for Kindergarten 

Emphasis on Social and Emotional Skills 

  • Encouraging and engaging children to learn to make new friends

  • Students gain classroom etiquette and interaction skills 

Life Readiness

  • Teaching children timeless values that prepare them to be good citizens of their classroom, society and world 

  • Focusing on the whole child to promote social and emotional, spiritual, physical, and academic development.

Things to Know 

Where do I drop off and pick up my child? 

You may enter through the Weber Street entrance and bring your child to his or her classroom on the second floor, or use the carpool lane to put your child in the care of a teacher aid or pick up your child without getting out of your car.  

This option is particularly helpful to parents with other small children, or for parents who need to get to work or an appointment right away after dropping their child off for school. This option is available to all First Pres Preschool families.

Do you offer early drop off?

Yes, we offer an early drop off beginning at 8 a.m. It may be used as needed. A staff member will pick up your child from you at the carpool lane. After 8:10 a.m., you may still use the early drop off; however, you will need to bring your child to room 232. There is a $6 fee per usage. 

Regular Classes begin at 9 a.m., and the classroom doors will be open at that time. 

What is Lunch Bunch?

We offer an hour long "lunch bunch" program Monday through Thursday each week. This is a great option for parents who work part time or who need an extra hour to run errands or meet someone for lunch. 

If you would like your child to attend our lunch bunch program on any given day, you will just need to mark the "lunch bunch" box on your child's classroom sign in sheet. You will also need to provide a peanut free lunch for your child. Your child's teacher will take your child and his/her belongings to the lunch bunch room at 12 p.m. You will pick your child up at 1 p.m. During lunch bunch, your child will eat lunch with friends and then have the opportunity for free play in the classroom. The cost for "lunch bunch" is $6 per day.

Registration

The following forms and documents are available to download:  

2019-20 Student Registration Form

2019-20 School Calendar 

Emergency Contact Form

Student Information Form

Permission and Agreement Form

2019-2020 Health Exam Form 

For your convenience all forms may be filled out on your computer to be submitted via email, scanned and submitted via e-mail to , or mailed to or submitted in person at 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. If forms are submitted electronically, families must still schedule a tour and on-site orientation before the first day their child attends. 

Tuition

Two morning programs: $190 per month

Three morning programs: $260 per month

Four morning programs: $300 per month

Five morning programs: $360 per month

Questions about First Pres Preschool?  
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Jennifer Kollerup

Director of Early Childhood Programs and Preschools

Office: 719-884-6133

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Fran McCollum

First Pres Preschool Administrative Coordinator

Office: 719-884-6133