Welcome to Preschool!

Important dates :

  • January 15th - returning families will receive invitations to re-enroll

  • January 18th - No school for MLK Day

  • February 1st - preschool enrollment for new families begins

  • February 15th - No school for President's Day

  • WISH LIST items:

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DCSD Early Childhood Snack Policy

DCSD Early Childhood Snack Policy

Last Revised: 5/21/2020


Snack time is an important component of the preschool day. Families will be asked to send a nutritional snack for their child. 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. Please write your child’s name on the container/package containing the snack.


All ECE sites require that children place their snacks in reusable containers. We discourage the use of any and all plastic, ZIPLOC type bags in the classrooms. Children must also have access to water throughout the day. Please make sure that your child comes to school with a water bottle, labeled with your child’s name, daily.


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.


Snack time is an important social component of the preschool day. Families are to send a nutritional snack for their child each day. Per USDA guidelines, and in accordance with high quality programming, families should provide at least one (1) item from each of two (2) of the following areas:

For example a child could bring

➔ A cheese stick and whole grain goldfish

➔ Apple Slices with Sunbutter

➔ Carrot Sticks and Hummus


For more information regarding Healthy Snacks for your child, please feel free to contact the Healthy Schools & Wellness team via the district website.


Birthdays and Other Holidays

ECE programs often encourage the celebration of birthdays and other holidays in classrooms as learning experiences. If you would like to send something special on your child’s birthday, please communicate with the ECE staff first. Many classrooms have individuals with life threatening food allergies. We would like all children and adults to be able to participate, while staying safe. Birthday and special occasion snacks are often welcome for all children. However, they will likely need to be store bought with ingredients clearly labeled. We are also happy to serve plain, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, as well as non-food options (i.e. bubbles, stickers, small treat bags, etc.).


NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.