Iron Horse Preschool A & B

Preschool Information

Classroom Phone Number 
303-387-8584 A
303-387-8581 B
School Address
20151 Tallman Dr.
Parker, CO 80138
Session Times

Happy New Year Preschool Families!! REGISTRATION INFO FOR 2019-20

Preschool Registration

Our 70 Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district.
Tuition is:
 Two day week: $170 per month (half day sessions)
Four days week: $340 per month (half day session,M-Th)
Registration Fee (non refundable): $100 (due at the time of acceptance)
  • For families who are interested in tuition assistance (CPP - Colorado Preschool Program), complete the first step of the Preschool Registration process, which is online.  Within the online form, indicate that interest.  This does NOT commit you to preschool registration, should your child not qualify for tuition assistance.

    Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district. Start and end times vary according to school of attendance.

    The Colorado Preschool Program was established by the Colorado General Assembly to provide tuition funds for families in need. All fees associated with DCSD preschools are covered for those who qualify.

    Qualifying criteria include, but are not limited to:

    • Significant financial hardship
    • Traumatic events in the child’s life
    • Language and social skill concerns
    • Frequent relocations by the family
    • Parental mental health issues
    • Overseas deployment
    • Premature birth (prior to 32 weeks)

    Eligibility requirements vary depending on age. Families of three-year-old applicants must qualify in multiple areas. Students must turn three or four years of age by October 1, 2018 to be eligible for the program.
    for the 2018-19 school year.

    Early Childhood Center South   OR  Early Childhood Center North
    3950 Trail Boss Lane                          9350 Teddy Ln.

    Castle Rock                                           Lone Tree

    Mon - Thurs from 8 am to 4 pm
    Friday from 8 am to 2 pm
         Questions?  Please call 720-433-0025
  • Families who do not have access to a computer are invited to use one at either Early Childhood Center:

    DCSD Early Childhood Snack Policy

  • updated 12/10/13

    Snack time is an important component of the preschool day. Parents will be asked to send a nutritional snack for their child. Snacks need to be pre-packaged or prepared from commercial sources, in compliance with the Department of Public Health. If your child has any food allergies, please contact the teaching staff prior to the first day of school, so they may inform the nurse covering your school.

    This means that in classrooms that have students with life threatening food allergies, we will have to turn away any snacks containing those food products for the safety of our students.  Therefore, please only pack snacks that are free of the allergen that would threaten our children.

    While in preschool, we are often practicing our sharing; however, snack time is not the time to do so at school.  This is essential for all of our students to learn in preparation for elementary school and beyond, where this is also the policy.

    Birthday and special occasion snacks are always welcome for all children, they will however have to be store bought with the ingredients clearly legible.  Keep in mind that we are happy to have plain, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, as well as non-food options!

    Upcoming Events

         IHE   A & B   PRESCHOOL 
    Fine Arts Unit
    Unit 7
    Feb. 4-28

    Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020:

    Ongoing Kindergarten Registration, please contact Iron Horse front office 303-387-8525
    We will have both tuition-based full day classes and a non-tuition-based AM kindergarten class next year. Registration is a first come, first served process. In order to register, you will need to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residence, and complete a registration packet. Full day class registration also requires a $100 deposit. Tuition for the 2019-20 school year has not yet been determined, but is expected to be around $3500.00 for the year. More information can be received by contacting Janet Nolan, our registrar. 
    Open Enrollment:
    Second round open enrollment for Iron Horse Elementary opened January 22nd, goes through  August 1st, 2019
    Please note the following important dates:

    Second round open enrollment for Iron Horse Elementary opened January 22nd, goes through  August 1st, 2019
    Thurs. Feb. 14-Parent Participation Day-Language & Literacy-Friendship Get-Together -
     10:15-11:00 AM Class
    2:30-3:15 PM Class (see hand-out)
    Thurs., Feb. 21-Tokyo Joe's IHE Fundraiser. 4:00-8:30 pm. Just mention IHE when paying.
    Mon.,Feb. 18-No School-Presidents Day
    Thurs. & Fri.,March 14 & 15-Spring Parent Teacher Conferences-No School(details to follow)
    March 18-22-No School - Spring Break
    Mon., March 25-Preschool Resumes
    Wed., May 22-Last day of Preschool

    Delay/Closure Information

    DCSD will cancel morning preschool programs, when District’s schools are placed on a 90-minute delay.  If the delay is not District-wide, only preschool sessions in the affected region(s) will be cancelled.

    As always, when the District decides to close schools, both morning and afternoon sessions will be cancelled, again, in the impacted region(s).

    Notices about District delays and closures are available on our website at www.dcsdk12.org, its mobile app and social media channels.

    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.