Preschool & Kindergarten Options

Preschool - little girl looking at globe

Educational studies indicate that the earlier a child can participate in a structured learning opportunity the better the chances of success. Providing learning opportunities for our community’s younger children is a priority for LPS.

Elementary principals say that having preschool, as well as, before- and after-school childcare, is important for families with young children.

  • Virtual Preschool registration will begin January 5-20, 2021. See individual school websites for more information. 
  • Preschool programs are available for children who are three years old by October 1st
  • Students who turn five years of age by October 1st attend kindergarten.

Preschool Registration

How Do I Register My Child?

Students New to LPS:
Contact the preschool where you would like to register your child. When enrollment is confirmed, please begin the registration process online.

Existing LPS Families:
When enrollment is confirmed, please add your preschooler to your existing Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. Contact your child’s school if you need assistance. 

What Do I Need to Register my Child?

To complete the registration process, please email the following items to your child’s school:

  • A copy of your online registration (complete and print at home)
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (house contract, deed, utility bill or lease agreement)
  • Emergency contact information

Image of colorful crayons

Kindergarten - students and teacher

At Littleton Public Schools, we pride ourselves on kindergarten programs that are child-centered and meet the needs of the whole child. Children receive a balanced program to meet their individual needs for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Our goal is to start our youngest learners on the road to a lifetime of success through a love of learning.

The state of Colorado funds full-day kindergarten programs in its public schools. Because we believe strongly in the importance of early childhood education, all LPS elementary schools provide free full-day kindergarten.  In addition, all LPS elementary schools offer tuition-based before- and after-school childcare. Please visit specific school websites for more information.

Students are eligible for kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment. 

FIRST STEPS...
Kindergarten today is more academic and more challenging than programs of the past. While still based on an atmosphere of inquiry and play, it is the kind of active learning that teaches children to think, solve problems, share ideas, and learn language development skills. As your child’s first teachers, you can help prepare your child for kindergarten. 

Creative Expression
Children at the kindergarten level need to have their creative skills challenged. Exposure to many types of learning helps to develop the whole child.

  • Encourage your child’s natural curiosity about his or her world by asking questions and pointing out things to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.
  • Encourage painting, use clay, draw with chalk, markers, and crayons.
  • Encourage dramatic play such as pretending, playing dress-up, setting up housekeeping, playing school, and playing with small objects, such as cars, blocks, etc.
  • Sing songs, dance, listen to all types of music and play rhythm instruments.
  • Tell stories or have your child finish a story you start.

Language ArtsHappy Kindergarteners

  • Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are all important to your child’s development and success in school.
  • Talk with your child and listen carefully to what he or she says so you can have meaningful conversations with your child.
  • Read aloud with your child every day for at least 20 minutes.
  • Encourage your child to predict what will happen while reading stories and to retell the story.
  • Play rhyming games with words.

Writing

  • Help your child practice writing his or her name.
  • Practice writing notes, letters, and stories, even if your child uses pretend writing or scribble writing.
  • Allow your child to dictate stories and letters or notes while you write them down.

Mathematics

  • Kindergarten math builds the groundwork for later mathematical understandings. Working with objects and manipulatives, grouping, sorting, problem-solving, patterning, and estimating are all part of the kindergarten curriculum.
  • Play counting games.
  • Sort and group stuffed animals, cereal pieces, candy, rocks, and toys.
  • Practice address and phone number.
  • Practice writing numbers to ten.
  • Create patterns with simple objects. 

 

Kindergarten Registration

Virtual Kindergarten registration will be held for each elementary school  starting on December 1 thru January 20, 2021. You can register your kindergartner by completing an online pre-registration form and emailing all documents to the school registrar. Download our Kindergarten Brochure.

Kindergarten Teacher Reading a StorySTEP ONE:

Students New to LPS — Preregister your kindergartner online any time before January 20th.
Existing LPS Families — Contact your kindergartner’s school to set up an account for your kindergartner in your existing Family Portal account in Infinite Campus any time before January 20th.

STEP TWO:
Attend a virtual Kindergarten Information Session for your elementary school before January 20th.

STEP THREE:
Attend your elementary school’s virtual Kindergarten Registration Event in January.

AFTER JANUARY 31, 2020:
After January 31, Kindergarten Registration will take place at the Education Services Center, 5776 S. Crocker St., Littleton, CO 80120.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO PROVIDE? 
To complete the registration process, please complete and email the online pre-registration form and all documentation to your child's school of attendance. Documentation to be included:

  • A printed copy of your online preregistration, which you completed and printed at home
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (house contract, deed, utility bill or lease agreement)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Parent Identification, i.e. driver’s license

Click here to review Registration Procedures and learn more!

Kindergarten boy on the playground     Kindergarten students learning on tablets

Kindergarten Brochure

Kindergarten Information Nights and Registration Days/Hours 2021

Centennial
School Tours
TBD
Information Night
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Google Meet Link

East

School Tours
TBD
Information Night
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Join by phone +1 802-715-3020‬ PIN: ‪678 997 404‬#

Field

School Tours
TBD
Information Night
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Google Meet Link
Join by phone +1 377-441-2637 PIN 366 061 716#

Ford

School Tours
TBD
Information Night
Monday, January 11, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Google Meet Link
Join by phone + 971-813-4843‬ PIN: ‪717 760 668‬# 


Franklin

School Tours
Information Night
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
‪(US) +1 650-733-9869‬ PIN: ‪629 010 077‬#

Highland

School Tours (Virtual)
Information Night
Thursday, January 14, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
‪(US) +1 224-572-8370 PIN 647 970 443#

Hopkins

School Tours
Information Night
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Join by Phone:
‪(US) +1 402-685-0068‬ PIN: ‪248 750 445‬#

Lenski

Virtual Information Meetings
Information Night
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
5:30 p.m.
Google Meet Link
Join by phone +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 631 107 039 1397#

Moody

School Tours
Virtual
Information Night
Thursday, January 7, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Google Meet Link
Join by phone - +1 401-903-3520‬ PIN: ‪372 527 862# 


Peabody
Information Night
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
5:45 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Google Meet Link
Join by phone - +1 971 278 1535 PIN 866 631 816#


Runyon

School Tours

TBD
Information Night
January 12, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Registration Window
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 thru
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Sandburg

Welcome to Kindergarten Tour
Friday, April 30, 2021
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Information Night
Thursday, January 7, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Google Meet Link

Twain

School Tours

TBD
Information Night
Thursday, January 14, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Google Meet Link

Wilder

School Tours
Information Night
Link to Virtual Video (coming soon)

Village for ECE

Village @ Highland

Preschool Information Night Link  January 12th 6:30-7:30pm (Virtual)

 

Village @ North  

Preschool Information Night Link January 13th 6:30-7:30pm (Virtual)