Hiking Tikes Preschool

at Ralph Moody Elementary


Fall 2020/2021 OPEN HOUSE Jan 9, 2020. Registration opens Jan 21 & 22, 2020. Flyer below---

(See Registration and Fees page on this site).

Deposit, online registration (Both Infinite Campus and School Care Works) and completed paperwork will need to be filled out and returned before we reserve your spot based on availability.

Once you are registered and accepted you will be on our distribution list for communications.

Preschool Open House

(PLEASE SEE Registration page for DETAILS)! If you would like to tour the Preschool please call Tonya Young (Preschool Manager) 303-347-4302 or Julie Fortin (Program Co-Manager) 303-347-4607 to set up an appointment.

Hiking Tikes Preschool at Ralph Moody offers care for children 3-5 years of age. We have a top quality rated preschool through the Colorado Shines Quality Early Learning Program. Children must be 3 by October 1, 2020 to attend preschool. If your child will be 5 by October 1, 2020 they will not be able to attend the preschool. They will need to join one of our wonderful Kindergarten classrooms!

We are a full day program. Our hours are 8:00am-2:45pm Monday-Friday. We also follow the LPS school year calendar. We also offer After Care.

At Ralph Moody,

Our mission:

Create a foundation that empowers, educates and honors compassionate children.

Our vision:

Ralph Moody will provide an inclusive and cohesive community where students:

  • feel valued and safe
  • engage in the 4Cs: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration
  • evolve into thriving life long learners
  • solve problems positively
  • take ownership of mistakes and learn from opportunities
  • develop leadership skills
  • develop proficiency in technology to enhance learning
  • contribute to a joyous and uplifting culture

In this program, we promote the development of children’s self-esteem and social competence through a variety of age appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff will help prepare children for Kindergarten by providing meaningful experiences in order to enhance optimal growth in social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical skills. We hope to provide a seamless learning experience for children who will attend Ralph Moody Elementary.

To be consistent with all other LPS preschools, we use Creative Curriculum in our classroom. The Creative Curriculum is a teaching strategy that helps children learn to be creative and positive thinkers. Hiking Tikes preschool offer hands on exploration that builds lifelong critical thinking skills, and fosters confidence. Creative Curriculum provides teachers with tools to engage and support each type of learner, while addressing all important areas of learning. We also have added the Social Emotional Curriculum of Dinosaur School using a partnership with The Incredible Years. This program empowers the children with the tools they need to succeed in social settings, problem solving, conflict resolution as well as sharing and embracing their emotions.

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How Do I Register?
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Dear Parents and Guardians of Moody Preschool and Elementary Students,

We want to share information regarding weather delays, early dismissals and closures. The safety and security of students and staff are the highest priorities in our schools. With this in mind, we are providing some weather procedures for Preschool and School Age Child Care (SACC).

LPS may have a one or two hour morning delay if weather conditions necessitate a later start for the safety of students and staff. There may also be times when LPS cancels after-school activities or dismisses school early due to weather conditions. Information regarding weather delays or closures is as follows:

One Hour Delayed Start

  • All LPS schools will start one hour later and all buses will run one hour later.
  • School Age Child Care will be on a 30 minute delay and open at 7:00am.
  • Before School Care for Preschool will open at 7:00am
  • Preschool program will match LPS school schedule and run one hour later and open at 9:00am.

Two Hour Delayed Start

  • All LPS schools will start two hours later and all buses will run two hours later.
  • No morning preschool (does not apply to Moody)- students who attend full day preschool will start two hours later.
  • No bus transportation will be provided for morning preschool (not for Moody).
  • School Age Child Care will be on a 1 hour delay and open at 7:30am.
  • Before School Care for Preschool will open on a 30 minute delay at 7:30am.
  • Preschool program will match LPS school schedule and run two hours later and open at 10:00am.

After School Activities Cancellation Procedures

  • School Age Child Care and Preschool programs will be open until 4:30pm for those students already scheduled for the day. Late pick up fees will accrue beginning at 4:30pm.

Early Dismissal Procedures

  • School Age Child Care and Preschool programs will be open until 4:30pm for those students already scheduled for the day. Late pick up fees will accrue beginning at 4:30pm.

Additional information about delays and closures is available on the district website at https://littletonpublicschools.net/delayclosure-procedures.

We encourage all LPS families to set their message preferences to receive a text message when weather-related decisions are made:

  • Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
  • Click on the person icon in the upper right corner and select “Settings”.
  • Select "Contact Preferences" from the drop down menu.
  • In the column "Emergency"select at least one cell phone in which to receive “Voice” or "Text (SMS)".
  • Click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

You can change this preference at any time.

Remember: weather-related decisions are made early in the morning and a text may be delivered to your phone before 5 a.m. Charges are dependent upon your service plan, which may include fees from your carrier to send and receive these text (SMS) messages.

Thank you for your continued support.


Hiking Tikes Preschool