Preschool Information

Heritage Preschool A

3350 Summit View Pkwy

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126


Start /End Times
AM 8:35-11:20
PM 12:45 - 3:30

If you'd like more information about our DCSD Preschool department, here is a link to our District Preschool Site

Upcoming Events

Current Information

Our current unit is All Around The
World! We'll be learning about so

many different people and

cultures. FYI we'll be on Winter

Break from December 25 - Jan.

5 so no school! We'll be having a

fun party this month. Details to


Home School Connection:  Sugar Cookies with buttercream frosting

  • 1 Cup Butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1-2 tsp lemon zest (zest from ½ the lemon)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups Flour (plus more for rolling cookies out)
  • ½ tsp Salt

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  1. In the bowl of stand mixer add the butter sticks and the sugar and "cream together" (cream together refers to the process of vigorously mixing/beating the butter and sugar together so that they incorporate very well, there is no cream added) about 3 minutes, then scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, lemon zest, baking powder and vanilla extract, then beat again for 2 minutes until a creamy yellow color.
  2. Next add 3 cups flour and ½ tsp salt and mix on low speed to combine (about 2 minutes). Cookie dough will be almost crumbly, but that's ok, press it together with your hands and form it into two balls. If it doesn't come together with your hands add in a teaspoon of water and then try pressing it together.
  3. On a floured surface or board roll out one of the cookie dough balls to desired thickness level (they won't rise much) then cut out shapes and place on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.
  4. Put baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. After 10 minutes take the baking sheets out of the freezer and bake for 10 minutes (or until edges start to turn golden brown.)
  7. Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling wrack for them to cool completely before frosting, or enjoy without frosting!


cups powdered sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
to 2 tablespoons milk SAVE $
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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  • 2
    Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Frosts 13x9-inch cake generously, or fills and frosts an 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake.

Delay/Closure Information

On a delayed schedule, Douglas County schools start 90 minutes later than the normal school start time. On a delayed start, AM Preschool Classes will be cancelled. PM class will not be affected by the delayed schedule.

The District will use the following methods to notify parents about weather-related school schedule changes:

  • Local television and radio broadcasts starting at 5:00 a.m.
  • District website: www.dcsdk12.org for the most current and accurate schedule. Information will be updated by 5:00 a.m. 
  • Weather hotline: 303-387-SNOW (7669). Closure and delay information will be updated by 5 a.m.