Welcome to Little Pups Pre-Kindergarten at
Coyote Creek Elementary

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Little Pups Program, please reach out to Yvonne Pugh at ypugh@dcsdk12.org for more information.

We are currently FULL for the 2023-2024 school year


Due to the continued growth of the Coyote Creek Elementary School feeder area, the Little Pups Full Day Pre-Kindergarten will be moving to our new home at Copper Mesa Elementary School. This move will officially start August 2024. We have loved Coyote Creek Elementary School community for 12 years and want to express our appreciation and gratitude for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful community for so long. We understand this move brings up a lot of questions for those of you who are intersted in our Little Pups program for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. While we don't have all the answers at this time, we are happy to help each of you with any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out with any questions to Michele Stewart, the area manager for the Little Pups program at michele.stewart@dcsdk12.org or 720-474-1837

Little Pups Full Day Pre-Kindergarten offers a comprehensive academic program, which provides essential readiness skills for kindergarten taught by highly qualified early childhood teachers. Children must be at least 3years 9months old to join our program. Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 

B.A.S.E. Mission
Promoting the safety, well-being, and development of every child while partnering with school and community to be the best choice for families.

Little Pups Program Philosophy

We believe that the parent-child-teacher connection is integral to success in school. We are here to support you and your child and will always be their advocate. Your child's happiness and overall well-being are priorities to us during their time in Little Pups. We want them to feel safe and loved within the walls of our room and in our entire school. 

What our program provides?

Our program utilizes the best development opportunities that Douglas County School District has to offer:

Learning Without Tears

Zoo Phonics

Everyday Math

Second Step Social Emotional Learning and the 4 Zones of Regulation

Art, Library, PE, and Music with the buildings specials teachers

Unique learning environments

Individualized learning


*Our children have daily access to school specials in the building including:
Art, Library, PE, and Music!

Learn more about our curriculum! 


We are 100% invested in the Coyote Creek Elementary School community.  

We participate in the fun run, field day, school-wide assemblies and in-class field trips. 

Where are we located?

2861 S. Baneberry Ct.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

We are located inside Coyote Creek Elementary School. When you come for a tour, please come to the front of the building to be buzzed in. You will need your Drivers License to sign in as a visitor



Hours of operation

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:30pm

*Your child must attend a minimum of 4 full days per week to hold your spot in our program.

*We are a year round program, which includes summer, fall break, spring break, and DCSD Professional Development Days. The exception is that we close for the full 2 weeks of DCSD's winter break. *Our closure days are subject to change*

* We offer week-to-week scheduling . You do not have to lock into a full months set schedule or sign an attendance contract. As long as you meet your 4 day requirement it can change week to week.

*You only pay for the days you sign up for

*You submit your child's calendar of attendance to us weekly through our parent portal system SCW

Links to Important Pages

Once you are enrolled in our program, click here to access your  SCW Parent Portal. This is where you sign your child up for school each week and pay your tuition. 


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Contact Information

Program Manager:
Yvonne Pugh
Email: ypugh@dcsdk12.org
Office Phone Number: 303-387-6218

Cell Phone Number: 303-912-6074


BASE Area Manager:
Michele Stewart
Email: michele.stewart@dcsdk12.org
Cell Phone Number: 720-474-1837

Preschool Instructors

Little Pups A

Ms. Newcomer - snewcomer@dcsdk12.org

Mrs. McLaughlin - tmclaughlin@dcsdk12.org

Ms. Mitra Hosseinipour mhosseinipour@dcsdk12.org
A classroom: 303-387-6216
Classroom Website


Little Pups B

Mrs.Guerin: ksieber@dcsdk12.org

Ms. Mitra: mhosseinipour

B classroom: 303-387-6217
Classroom Website