Preschool open houses March 5

Preschool open houses March 5
Posted on 02/18/2020
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Grand Junction, CO – Families interested in applying for District 51 Preschool for the 2020-21 school year are invited to check out the district’s preschool sites between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Interested parents/guardians can visit with teachers, ask about eligibility for preschool, and pick up a questionnaire and an ASQ developmental screening form during open houses at the following preschool sites:

  • Appleton Elementary (2358 H Road)
  • Broadway Elementary (2248 Broadway)
  • Career Center (2935 North Ave.)
  • Chatfield Elementary (3188 D ½ Road)
  • Clifton Elementary (3276 F Road)
  • Dos Rios Elementary (265 Linden Ave.)
  • Dual Immersion Academy (552A W. Main)
  • Fruitvale Elementary (585 30 Road)
  • Lincoln Orchard Mesa Cottage (2888 B ½)
  • Lincoln Park Cottage (519 18th St.)
  • Loma Elementary (1360 13 Road)
  • Mesa View Elementary (2967 B Road)
  • Nisley Elementary (542 28 ¾ Road)
  • Orchard Ave. Cottage (2111 Elm Ave.)
  • Pear Park Elementary (432 30 ¼ Road)
  • Rim Rock Elementary (1810 J.6 Road)
  • Rocky Mt. Elementary (3260 D ½ Road)
  • Shelledy Elementary (353 N. Mesa)
  • Taylor Elementary (689 Brentwood)
  • Thunder Mt. Elementary (3063 F 1/2)
  • Tope Elementary (2220 N. 7th St.)
  • Wingate Elementary (351 S. Camp Road)

D51 offers tuition-free preschool programming to students who are 3 or 4 years old and meet eligibility guidelines. Children with a special education needs are eligible for preschool, as are 3-year-olds with at least three factors that put them at risk for future education difficulties and 4-year-olds with at least one factor that puts them at risk for future education difficulties. A list of at-risk factors can be found at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cpp/cpphandbookonline/eligibility1. 

There are a limited number of preschool spots available each year, so applying as soon as possible is recommended. Applications must be turned in at the Hawthorne Building at 410 Hill Ave. When applying, be sure to bring your complete preschool questionnaire and ASQ, as well as your child’s birth certificate and immunization record. 

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Department at 970-254-5429 or 970-254-5422.

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