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

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  • REGISTRATION INFO FOR 2017-18 & 2018-19


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, 2017 to be eligible for the program.
    for the 2017-18 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    
       Unit 6
    Winter Unit
    Jan. 8-Feb. 1
    Please note the following upcoming dates:
    Dec. 25-Jan. 5-No School-Winter Break
    Mon., Jan. 8-Preschool Resumes
    Jan. 8-12-Preregistration window for currently enrolled families for upcoming 2018-2019.  All families with children currently enrolled in a DCSD Preschool program will be emailed the link to enroll prior to Jan. 8.  This link will be for all current preschool students and their eligible siblings. (see flyer posted and in your child's file).
    Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 is Ongoing (see flyer posted and in child's file)
    Mon., Jan. 15-No School-Martin Luther King Day
    Jan., 22- Start Open Enrollment Window for Iron Horse Elementary
    Wed., Feb. 14-Parent Participation-Friendship Get-Together (details to follow)
    Mon., Feb. 19-No School -President's Day
    Thurs. & Fri. March 15 & 16-Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
    March 19-23-Spring Break-No School
    Mon. March 26-Preschool Resumes
    Sun., April 1-"Early Access" Application Deadline (see flyer posted and in Child's file)
    Tues., May 22-Last Day of Preschool
    10:00-10:30 Graduation Ceremony for Preschoolers going to Kindergarten
    10:45-1:00 Picnic at Hidden River Clubhouse Park for all Preschoolers and their Families (more details to follow)

    Delay/Closure Information

    In the AM if there is snow on the ground or it is snowing, the preschool teachers will meet you at the front door of the school at 8:20.  We will have the Sign-In/Sign-out books with us for you to sign your preschooler in. If you arrive after 8:25, you'll need to go to the front office and get a sticker before you walk your child down to their preschool room to sign them in. Pick-up at 11:05 will remain as usual as the walkway to the backdoor preschool entrance will be plowed by then.
    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.