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  • Welcome to the Steamboat Springs Early Childhood Center!
    This public school early childhood program is committed to serving all children, both with and without special needs, in an inclusive preschool environment. It is the belief of the Steamboat Springs School District that students with varying needs and abilities will benefit from working together in the same classroom. The provision of inclusive educational services to young children promotes their potential for learning and enhances their understanding of, and respect for others.
    NWBOCES special service providers and our education staff provide activities that include all children, as well as specific activities for children with individual education plans (IEP). These activities are done within the classroom environment, and complement the learning that is already taking place.
  • High-quality Preschool
    "Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not," says NIEER director W. Steven Barnett, PhD.
  • Where are we?
    We are located on the corner of 8th Street and Aspen Street. If you have questions or would like to register, please call 970-871-3177 or 970-871-3198.
WHAT: FREE Developmental Screenings for children age 3 to 5 years old

WHO: All children who will be 3 years old by Oct. 1st, 2020

WHEN: MON March 2nd & TUE March 3rd, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Steamboat Springs School District Administration Building
325 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO

HOW: Appointment required; please call (970) 871-3199 to schedule

Steamboat Springs School District and Northwest Colorado BOCES, are pleased to offer families with children 3 by (10/1/20) to 5 years old this FREE developmental screening of the areas of vision, hearing, concepts, social, motor skills, and speech/language. Qualified staff will be onsite to assess your child and identify any potential developmental areas in which your child may need support as they grow and get ready to start preschool. If you have any concerns about your child’s developmental progress, please call to set up an appointment. Information and applications for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) will also be available at this time.

QUE: Evaluaciones de desarrollo GRATIS para niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años

QUIÉN: Todos los niños que cumplan 3 años antes del 1 de octubre de 2018
así como niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 2 años y medio de edad

CUÁNDO: Lunes 2 de Marzo y Martes 3 de marzo, de 9:00a.m. a 2:00 p.m.

DÓNDE: Edificio de Administración del Distrito Escolar de Steamboat Springs
325 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
CÓMO: Cita requerida; por favor llame al (970) 871-3199 para programar

El Distrito Escolar de Steamboat Springs y Northwest Colorado BOCES se complacen en ofrecer a las familias con niños desde el nacimiento hasta 5 años esta evaluación GRATUITA del desarrollo de las áreas de visión, audición, conceptos, habilidades sociales, motoras y del habla lenguaje. El personal calificado estará presente para evaluar a su hijo e identificar cualquier posible área de desarrollo en la que su hijo pueda necesitar apoyo a medida que crece y se prepara para comenzar el preescolar. Si tiene alguna inquietud sobre el progreso del desarrollo de su hijo, llame para programar una cita. La información y las aplicaciones para el Programa Preescolar de Colorado (CPP) también estarán disponibles en este momento.


about 1 year ago

At this time there are an ample amount of preferences for the 2019-2020 morning classes. Due to this influx, we want to make everyone aware that there will be some applicants that do not get their preferences honored. There are a lot of factors that go into scheduling for preschool and it is not decided on a first come-first serve basis. For those of you that already have your applications completed, nothing has been assigned to your child  yet even though your application is approved. If you are a person that already requested the morning class and you are more flexible than is indicated on your form, please call Jennifer at the district office, 970-871-3198.  

The afternoon sessions will likely offer smaller class sizes, giving your child more one on one time with their teacher. 

Please contact us with any questions or if you feel you have a special case scenario. 

Thank you and we look forward to teaching your kids next year!

-The SSSD Preschool Team

Preschool Registration 2019-20

about 1 year ago

Steamboat Springs Early Childhood Center is a public school early childhood program and is committed to serving ALL children in an inclusive learning environment. 

Online registration for new students will be available beginning, Monday, March 11th. 

New Steamboat Springs Early Childhood Center Students

***We currently have the majority of applicants requesting the morning session. Please keep in mind that this is only a preference and that we will not be able to accommodate everyone. Please see previous page for more details. ***

Online census verification for existing students will be available through your parent portal by May 21st. 

Current Steamboat Springs Early Childhood Center Students

       Complete los formularios y regrese a la Oficina del Distrito.
       Si tiene preguntas o necesita alguien para traducir, llame al 970-734-8002.

Preschool 2019-20 Program Schedule & Calendar

about 1 year ago

The Early Childhood Center operates Monday through Thursday and is open from 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The school district calendar is followed for holiday and other closures to be consistent with older siblings enrolled in school. Space is limited and our enrollment capacity is 15 students per classroom. We offer half- day morning classroom from 8:15 am to 11:30 am, and one half-day afternoon classroom from 12:15 pm to 3:30 pm. 

Our program and tuition fees are based on your child's attendance (4) four days a week to maximize the instructional benefits of the program. Tuition is $100.00 per week for our half-day program. Limited partial scholarships may be available based upon financial hardship. If you believe your household would qualify, an application is included in the additional documents. You must submit the financial hardship application to the district office for review. 

2019-20 Preschool Calendar  

Helpful Parenting Resources

over 3 years ago

ROUTT COUNTY DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES                                           Welfare & self-sufficiency economic programs/Beneficencia y estampillas de comida                    970-870-5533                           

SNAP - SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM                                           Food assistance/Asistencia de alimentación                                   970-870-5533                

WIC - WOMEN INFANTS CHILDREN Supplemental food & nutrition education/Alimentos suplementarios y la educación nutricional                                           970-879-1632                                 

LIFT UP FOOD BANK                         Temporary emergency assistance thru the food bank/Asistencia de emergencia temporal a través del banco de alimentos                     970-870-8804                                                        

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY/COMUNIDAD INTEGRADA                        Assistance in immigration matters and translation of documents/Asistencia en asuntos de inmigración y traducción de documentos                                       970-871-4559                                   

MOPS - MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS                                 An outreach program for mothers of birth to Kindergarten children/Programa do acercamiento para madres desde el nacimiento asta el Kindergarten                                       970-846-5276                           

FATHERHOOD PROGRAM OF ROUTT COUNTY                                 Offers help and support to fathers of children ages birth to 18 years/Ofrece ayuda y apoyo a los padres de niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 18 años           970-870-5289                                         

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF ROUTT COUNTY                                              Works to ensure all children have access to resources that promote healthy development/Trabaja para asegurar que todos los niños tengan acceso a recursos que promuevan un desarrollo saludable  970-870-5270                          

CHILD CARE NETWORK                     Referrals for child care & child care resources for the community/Información y abogacía para el cuidado de niños  970-879-7330                            

CHILD FIND                                         Screening & evaluation to identify children with disabilities/Cribado y evaluación para identificar a los niños con discapacidades                 970-879-0391                            

BUD WERNER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Storytimes and programs for both English & Spanish speaking families; free Internet/Lectura de cuentos y programas para las familias que hablan inglés y español. Internet gratis.                     970-879-0240                                

CHILD SEAT SAFETY INSPECTIONS   Free baby & child safety seat inspections/Inspecciones de seguridad gratuitas de asientos de bebes y los niños.                               970-879-7170                                                               

ASK-A-NURSE HOTLINE                     Free 24/7 nurse advice for Routt County residents/Consejos de enfermera gratuitos 24/7 para los residentes de condado de Routt.      970-871-7877                            

NORTHWEST COLORADO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER         Primary health care available to individuals who don't have insurance on a sliding fee scale; also assistance with applying for public health insurance plans/ Atención primaria está disponible a los individuales sin seguro según una escala de descuentos; además asistencia en aplicar para los planes de seguro médico públicos.   970-879-1632                            

IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM                 Low cost routine immunizations are available to individuals who don't have insurance as well as travel immunizations/Vacunas de inmunización están disponibles a bajo costo para las personas que no tienen seguro, así como inmunizaciones de viaje                     970-879-1632                             

BIRTH CERTIFICATES                         Assistance in obtaining a State of Colorado Birth Certificate/Asistencia en la obtención de un certificado de nacimiento de Colorado.                    970-879-1632                            

NORTHWEST BOCES                         Disability, special education & diagnostic services/ Discapacidad, educación especial y servicios de diagnóstico                                         970-879-0391                            

HORIZONS SPECIALIZED SERVICES  Early intervention, family support, & Medicaid waivers for people with disabilities or developmental delays/Intervención temprana, apoyo familiar y exenciones de Medicaid para personas con discapacidades o retrasos en el desarrollo.                                           970-871-8558                            

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