No Cost Preschool

Every child deserves a strong start in school

Boulder Valley School District is committed to making preschool affordable and accessible for every family. The Colorado Preschool Program makes it possible for eligible families to enroll in our integrated preschool program at no cost. We’ll work with you to make sure your child has all the tools they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

For eligible families, the Colorado Preschool Program makes it possible for young learners to attend preschool four half-days a week, in the mornings or afternoons, at no cost. This state-funded program could be the perfect way for you to give your child the head start they deserve in school.


Eligibility for the Colorado Preschool Program is determined by your child’s age and what things in his or her life might make it harder to thrive and succeed in kindergarten. Our Preschool Community Liaison will talk with your family and your child to find out more about your unique needs. A variety of factors will be considered including income, language skills, social skills and more. Our goal is to make sure your child has the very best start in education and this process will help us guide you. (Note: to be eligible, children must be three or four years of age on or before October 1st.)


Being ready for kindergarten is more than just being ready to learn to read and write. It also means having the social and emotional skills children need to make friends, focus, ask questions, interact with teachers and be happy. If your child needs help with social skills and you cannot afford tuition, it is especially important you look into the Colorado Preschool Program. It could make all the difference in how your child feels about school and that can create a positive first step for life-long success.

This is the start of something big.

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