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Early Childhood

Fall Registration

Fall registration for all newly accepted Early Childhood children will be as follows:

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Education at Stansberry
407 E. 42nd Street
Loveland, CO 80538

Parents who are interested in applying for the preschool program should contact the Early Childhood office at 970-613-5052 or email  

Universal Preschool 

Universal Preschool is coming for the 2023-24 school year! All 4 year old students are eligible and 3 year old students that meet the eligibility requirements for free preschool. If you have a preschooler, here is what you need to know:  

  • Your child must be either 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1 to be eligible for preschool in the Thompson School District.
  • All enrollments are coordinated through Colorado's Universal Preschool portal.
  • Children who have turned 5 years old on or before October 1 are not eligible for preschool in the Thompson School District. They are eligible for kindergarten services and families are encouraged to contact their home elementary school for information.
  • There are a limited number of tuition-based slots for families who do not meet the criteria for Universal Preschool. 

Call 970-613-5052 or 970-613-5761 for help or with questions. 

Head Start Program

The Head Start Program provides services to children who are 3 or 4 years old as of October 1 of the current year. Children are enrolled in classrooms with developmentally appropriate curriculum and provided with nutrition, health and family support services. To be eligible, children must meet federal income and program guidelines. Please contact our office at 970-613-5052 for more information and to schedule a screening appointment. 

Exceptional Student Services

Special Education service options are available to children who meet federal and state guidelines for special education help in developmental areas. Children who meet these guidelines are eligible for services as of their third birthday. Services will be provided in a classroom setting.

Early Childhood Centers

Berthoud Elementary Early Childhood Center
560 Bunyan Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513

Berthoud Early Childhood Center
950 Massachusetts Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513

Carrie Martin Early Childhood Center
4129 Joni Ln.
Loveland, CO 80537

Centennial Elementary Early Childhood Center
1555 W 37th St
Loveland, CO 80538

Cottonwood Plains Early Childhood Center
525 Turman Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Coyote Ridge Elementary Early Childhood Center
7115 Avondale Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

High Plains School
4255 Buffalo Mountain Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

Laurene Edmondson Early Childhood Center
307 W. 49th St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Lincoln Early Childhood Center
3312 N. Douglas Ave. 
Loveland, CO 8-538

Peakview Academy Early Childhood Center
2660 Monroe Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538

Ponderosa Early Childhood Center
4550 Florence Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

Riverview PK-8
3550 Barkwood Dr.
Johnstown, CO 80534

Sarah Milner Early Childhood Center
743 Jocelyn Dr.
Loveland, CO 80537

Early Childhood Education at Stansberry
407 E. 42nd St.
Loveland, CO 80538

Winona Early Childhood Center
201 S. Boise Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537