D51 accepting preschool applications

D51 accepting preschool applications for 2021-22
Posted on 08/25/2021
young students learning in a colorful classroom
Grand Junction, CO - There are still openings available in several District 51 preschool programs for the 2021-22 school year! Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Hawthorne Building at 410 Hill Ave. Applications are accepted year round; acceptance is based on availability and eligibility.

Parents and guardians can apply for preschool if their child will be three or four years old on or before Aug. 31, 2021. In compliance with the Colorado Preschool Program, applicants must have significant risk factors as defined by the state in order to be eligible for D51 preschool programming. Three-year-olds must have at least three significant risk factors and four-year-olds must have at least one significant risk factor in order to apply. A list of risk factors can be found on the Colorado Department of Education's website.

All District 51 preschool programs are free and offered for three hours each day Monday through Thursday. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

District 51 has 25 elementary schools and all but three (Chipeta, Pomona, and Scenic) have preschool programming. While preschool classrooms are currently full at nine elementary schools (Appleton, Loma, Mesa View, Monument Ridge, Nisley, Pear Park, Rim Rock, Rocky Mt., and Shelledy), spots could open up again if a student drops from the program, and parents can mark a first and second choice on their application. Preschool applications are also being accepted for district-affiliated sites Crossroads Academy in Grand Junction and Little Blossoms in Palisade.

For more information about D51 Preschool programming, please call 970-254-5429.
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.