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.
"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.
WHAT: FREE Developmental Screenings for children age 3 to 5 years old
WHO: All children who you believe may have developmental delays and will be 3 years old by Oct. 1st, 2021.
WHERE: Steamboat Springs School District Administration Building
325 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
HOW: Appointment required; please call (970) 871-3198 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.
At this time, all classrooms at the Early Childhood Center are full. If you would like to be added to a wait list in case an opening becomes available, please call Annabel at Soda Creek Elementary, 970-879-0652.
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 child next year!
***The information below has not been updated for 2021-22 registration. We have a lot of transitions going into next year so we appreciate your patience. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.***
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 9th.
New Steamboat Springs Early Childhood Center Students
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 holidays 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 $120.00 per week for this 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 preschool documents. You must submit the financial hardship application to the district office for review.