Fort Collins Preschool is a unique parent-involved preschool where families work together in a professionally guided program. We offer a structured play-based curriculum for children 2-5. Our students receive Art and Music Enrichment with Professional Teachers and have the opportunity to participate in extended education days and family events. Established in 1962, Fort Collins Preschool is licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Fort Collins Preschool is a unique parent-involved preschool where families work together in a professionally guided program. Research suggests that parent participation in a child’s preschool program is positively associated with social adjustment and school performance. Both parents and children benefit from parents assisting in the classroom.
We offer a structured play-based curriculum for children ages 2-5. The curriculum is planned to help children build a solid foundation for future learning. Each child’s current level of competencies is noted and activities are provided that closely match his or her current level of understanding while providing stepping stones to higher levels of knowledge and skills. In addition, our students receive Art and Music enrichment with professional teachers; and have the opportunity to participate in extended education days.
The mission of Fort Collins Preschool is to provide a supportive and loving first group learning experience. Fun, stimulating activities encourage social growth and enhance cognitive, perceptual and motor skills. Activities at the preschool are designed to meet the developmental needs of each child and offer the child choices in creative use of materials and time spent at each activity.
Parent education is a secondary mission of Fort Collins Preschool. Some of this education takes place directly: invited speakers, a parent library, a monthly newsletter. But much adult learning takes place indirectly, by virtue of being in the classroom under the guidance a trained preschool educator. Positive parenting skills are modeled and reinforced. We have found our preschool to be a learning experience for children and parents alike. In addition, strong friendships between families in the preschool often flourish and provide the additional support so necessary to parents raising young children.
Established in 1962, Fort Collins Preschool is licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services.
"As a family that has spent almost four years with Fort Collins Preschool, we couldn’t recommend a better school for children and their families. The child-centered philosophy that focuses on learning through play has served our children well and confidently prepared them for Kindergarten. We valued our time spent in the classroom as parents, the familes we met, and the whole experience of a cooperative preschool!" – The Quinn Family
"My daughter felt at home the very first day she entered Mrs. Bonnema’s class. As a parent at FCPS, I have not only had the opportunity to share in my child’s first school experience, I have found that I am surrounded by an amazing community of parents who support one another." – Jennifer Alexander'
"The community at FCPS really shows that our parents care for their children and all of the children involved." – Intermediate Parent