School Picture Days – October 5th & 6th

Lowercase Imaging will take class and individual photos of our students on Monday October 5th and Tuesday October 6th.  Photos will take place in the courtyard (playground) area this year and parents will be able to view, order and pay all online after October 6th.

Monday October 5th

Mrs. Geraghty’s PreK  class:  9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Martinez’s MWF class:  9:30 -10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 6th

Mrs. Martinez’s 3s class:  9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Learning Students:  9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Let’s hope for beautiful weather for photos!

Lace Up Your Shoes for our Virtual Walk-A-Thon

If you missed us on Saturday, October 17 for our Virtual Walk-a-Thon you can still donate! This year we need more support from our wonderful Community Preschool families, alumni, and surrounding community. We are a 501(c) non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible. Your contributions make a big difference to our school!

To make a donation, please click on the Donate button above.

    Fall Farm Experience Offered to Our Families,
    Since We Are Unable to go on Our Annual Field Trips

    This would have been our 20th year to visit the pumpkin patch and farm at Wolf Thunder Run but due to COVID we are not able to take our annual fall field trips. Wolf Thunder Run developed three new 1-hour programs that they are offering for our families.

    For more information go to Wolf Thunder Run Facebook page or

    Second Quarter Tuition Due
    Friday, October 9, 2020

    Tuition for the second quarter of the 2020–2021 school year will be due by Friday, October 9, 2020 for both in-person and virtual learning. There are three payment options available:

    • Mail your payment to P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
    • Pay online using Zelle to [email protected]
    • Bring your payment to your child’s teacher at drop off

    Make checks payable to “Community Preschool” and add your child’s name and class in the memo line to ensure correct credit to your account.

    Click here to visit the Tuition and Schedule page and find the tuition amount for your child’s class.

    Contact the treasurer Hanna C. with any questions about tuition. If you are having difficulty with paying tuition according to the schedule, please contact us immediately. We are willing to work with you, but it is best to have a plan before tuition is due and late fees are incurred.

    Register for Our New Virtual Preschool Program!

    Currently in Quarter 1,
    Quarter 2 Starts November 9th

    We are now offering a virtual learning option along with our in-person program. Keep your child engaged with preschool by registering for our new remote learning program!

    Our Community Preschool Virtual Learning Program will be an extension of our current in-person, play-based curriculum, but you can do it all at home on your own time. Each week, we will feature short videos by our teachers with demonstrations of selected activities for the week. Teachers will sing songs, read stories, and provide developmentally-appropriate activities and social and emotional guidance. 

    The virtual learning program will be available on our website and parents will receive a password once payment has been received. The cost of this program is $100 each quarter. Please send payment via Zelle to [email protected] or by check to Community Preschool, P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539. 

    Register today! You have access to the previous weeks too!

    Here is a free preview of Mrs. Martinez singing a song…enjoy!

    Ordering Chipotle online? Use code FXDHGYD at checkout to make sure your purchase counts!

    Tour Monday August 3rd from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Are you interested in enrolling your child at Community Preschool?  Come join us for a tour.  Please email Ms. Tammy or leave a voicemail message at 970-669-4323 to set up a time between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday August 3rd.  The tours will be about 15 – 30 minutes long and you will need to wear a mask.  I look forward to meeting you!

    Ms. Tammy

    Welcome to a New Year of Preschool!
    In-Person Classes Begin on Tuesday, September 8!

    We are so happy to announce that we have been cleared by Larimer County Health and Environment and our state Licensing Specialist from the Colorado Office of Early Childhood to open our doors again in September and welcome back all of our wonderful families! Our teachers and board of parent volunteers have been working hard to put new procedures in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff. While a few additional procedures need to be followed, we remain committed and most concerned with providing our young students with the nurturing and stimulating environment that is so important for their first adventure in education. These are temporary changes, and we plan on returning to our regular schedule when possible.

    Drop-off – Parents will meet their child’s teacher outside the playground gate. Children will need a temperature check (100.3 degrees or lower). Each class will meet separately outside.

    Snack Time – For now, we will need parent helpers to bring individually-wrapped, prepackaged snacks when they parent help.

    Classrooms – We will need to limit table activities to 4 children per table. Additional sanitizing of surfaces and items will take place during class. Our teachers will help keep large groups of children from gathering in one area.

    Pick-up – Children will walk outside with their teacher to their parents.

    Parent Helpers – We would like to have the same helpers aid on consecutive days as much as possible to limit exposure. We realize this may not work for all families, and we are happy to help work out alternate days. Before entering the preschool, parent helpers will also need their temperatures taken. While in the preschool, please social distance from other adults.

    Masks – Following the guidelines of  the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, students, parent helpers, and teachers will all wear masks. We know this may be difficult, especially if your child hasn’t been wearing one. To help them prepare, please start slowly having them wear a mask and build the habit over time.

    Hand Washing – Children will wash their hands after coming inside, before snack, and after using the restroom as usual, but will include more frequent and longer hand washing.

    Isolation – If a child becomes ill, we will isolate that child in the hallway and notify the parent immediately.

    We are grateful for your patience and understanding while we develop these new procedures. We will continue to work closely throughout the year with our licensing specialist and the Health Department to make alterations as conditions change.  Please, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We have missed our fabulous Community Preschool families and can’t wait to see you!

    We are looking forward to a great 2020–2021 school year!

    Temporary COVID-19 Operating Procedures for Community Preschool 2020-2021 School Year.

    Virtual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction Sat. May 2nd

    Mark your calendars for our first ever Virtual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, Saturday May 2nd. Make yourself some pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and join us on Facebook for our annual silent auction!

    The Virtual Auction is OPEN FOR BIDDING!

    The 2020 Community Preschool Auction Group Page is open for bidding! Head over to to join! Directions will be posted at the top of the page.

    You’ve had time to browse and make a strategy.  Now’s the time to BID!

    Remember: Commenting on auction items with your bid is ENABLED until 8pm today, May 2nd!  Items will go to the highest bidder once the auction is closed.

    Don’t forget to invite your friends!

    Once the auction is over, one of the Community Preschool Board members will reach out to discuss pick up and payment for auction items.

     All proceeds go directly to our wonderful Preschool!

    If you choose not to purchase anything at the auction, please consider making a donation directly to Community Preschool. Click here to donate!

    THANK YOU for your support! We hope to “see” you all on Saturday!

    Virtual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction –

    Thanks to your incredible generosity, our virtual pancake breakfast and silent auction was a big success. We raised more than $2,900! That’s money for school supplies, toys, outdoor equipment — funds we rely on to operate while keeping tuition affordable. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity. 

    Our sincerest thank you to following people and organizations who donated to our silent auction:

    Sl`ainte Coffee
    Rialto Theater
    Mrs. Martinez
    Pineridge Family Therapy
    Colorado Staging + Design
    Denver Zoo
    Corey Moll (wagon)
    City of Fort Collins Recreation Center
    Perch Real Estate
    Northern Colorado Karate
    The Summit
    Denver Children’s Museum
    Colorado Railroad Museum
    Anderson Farms
    Dinosaur Ridge
    Dick’s Sporting Goods
    Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
    Henry’s Pub
    Metropolitan Theatres
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science
    Grace and Power Fitness
    Wow! Children’s Museum
    Loveland Public Library
    Parent donations *many items will be used during next year’s classes*
    Liv C. our outgoing Development Coordinator for her fantastic fundraising
    Our Board of Directors for coordinating our virtual auction
    Thank you, Community Preschool families and friends, for your incredible support!

    Our Preschool Will Be Closed through May.
    But We Will Reopen in the Fall for the 2020–2021 School Year

    After discussing the COVID-19 pandemic with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, our state licensing specialist, and other area preschools, we have made the very difficult decision to close our preschool for the remainder of the 2019–2020 year. We will reopen in the Fall.

    These times are unsettling and unexpected, and we’re heartbroken and so sorry that we will not be able to end the year with you and your children. Teachers and board members are working on a plan to stay connected to all of our families during this difficult time, and we’ll be in touch. For now, we hope you and your children are safe and healthy.

    If you have questions about tuition reimbursement, please contact the treasurer. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

    We will get through this together.

    Your Community Preschool Teachers and Board of Directors

    Register for Fall Classes

    Contact our Class Coordinator soon. We only have a few spots available!

    • Mrs. Martinez’s 4s Class Monday/Wednesday/Friday  8:45–11:15 a.m. ONLY A FEW  SPOTS LEFT
    • Mrs. Geraghty’s 4s Pre-K Class Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

    Registration Process

    1. Contact our class coordinator, Jenn G. to check availability.
    2. Download the 2020–2021 Registration Packet and fill it out by hand or complete it electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader:
    3. Complete the 2020–2021 Registration Packet with two photos of your child and a check or cash for your $75 non-refundable registration fee.  Mail your packet to Community Preschool, P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
    4. Once your child is registered, health forms are the final step in the registration process.

      If you exempting your child from any or all immunizations, you must include an exemption form.

    5. First quarter tuition is due with registration packet after August 3rd

    You can find answers to all of your questions about Registration by visiting our Register for Classes page.

    We can add your child to our waiting list. Should there be an opening in your requested class, we will contact you.

    Registered Families:
    Health Forms Due Thursday, September 3

    Once your child is registered, health forms are the final step in the registration process. They are due before school begins.

    If you exempting your child from any or all immunizations, you must include an exemption form.

    All health forms are due by Thursday, September 3. 

    Community Preschool, P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539

    [email protected]

    Drop Off:

    Your child’s first day of school

    Scholastic Book Order
    Due Wednesday, October 28

    Each month you have an opportunity to purchase affordable books for your child through Scholastic. It is a great program and each book you purchase earns points for Community Preschool to purchase educational materials and books for the classrooms.

    Go to and create an account with the code R3Q3J. You will see Ms. Tammy Friske’s name for the order. If you prefer, you can complete a paper order and turn it in at preschool.

    This year you can select shipping for free to the preschool or to your home for a shipping fee.

    If you have any questions please contact Ms. Tammy.

    CLICK HERE (Available 8:00 a.m. Monday February 17th)

    Preregistration Will Open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday February 17th and Close on Thursday February 20th at 5:00 p.m.

    Parent’s Night Out at Studio Vino
    Monday, November 18th from 6:30–9:00 p.m.                       

    Artist: Tracie
    Check-in: 6:30 p.m.
    Painting: 7:00 p.m.

    Paint for a good cause!

    Admission includes a $10 donation to Community Preschool and a complimentary glass of wine, too. Only $35 per person for a fun evening of painting.

    Join us at Studio Vino!

    6055 Sky Pond Drive, Unit P172
    Loveland, Colorado

    Click here to register for the fundraiser at Studio Vino!

    Lions Club Free Vision Screening
    Monday November 18th at 10::00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.        Tuesday November 19th at 10:00 a.m.                       

    Colorado Lions work to brighten the future of Colorado’s children through the KidSight Program.  Their non-invasive vision-screening can detect most problems that cause poor vision in young children, such as Strabismus, Astigmatism, High Myopia, Anisometropia & High Hyperopia.

    Look for permission forms in your child’s cubbie soon.  Pleases leave forms with your child’s teacher.

    Photo Day

    Bring your smile and your order form! A portion of the sales benefit our school!  Click here for an order form.

    Tuesday, October 1

    10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

    • TTh 3s Mrs. Martinez
    • TTh 3s Mrs. Abbott

    1:00 p.m.

    • MTTh 4s Mrs. Martinez
    Wednesday, October 2

    9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

    • Pre-K Ms. Jodie
    • MW 3s Mrs. Abbott
    • MWF 4s Mrs. Martinez
    Friday, October 4

    9:00 a.m.

    • 2.5s Mrs. Abbott
    • Any makeup from other classes

    Coming Soon

    2020 – 2021

    Preregistration and Registration information is coming soon!

      Tuesday February 4th – We will be operating our usual Tuesday schedule today.

      As always, please use your own discretion in determining whether the roads are safe in your area before coming in.

      Scholastic POP-UP SHOP Ships to Your Home Now!

      Class code: R3Q3J

      The Scholastic Book Clubs Pop-Up Shop is a temporary store created to continue to serve teachers, students, and families during this unprecedented crisis. The pop-up shop is a boutique in The Scholastic Store that allows them to ship orders to the home of our families while our preschool is closed. Until further notice, please shop at:

      Please note: when families place their Scholastic Book Clubs orders through the pop-up shop, every order will continue to earn Bonus Points for our preschool.  Enter our class code R3Q3J in the Promo Code field in the shopping cart so Community Preschool earns Bonus Points!

      Enjoy your reading! If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tammy.

      Field Trips to the Pumpkin Patch Cancelled

      Due to weather we cancelled Ms. Jodie’s field trip today, Monday October 28th and Mrs. Martinez’s field trip tomorrow Tuesday October 29th.  We will have a normal class schedule at preschool instead.

      Spaghetti Dinner 
      Friday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

      Join us for our Annual Homemade Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale fundraiser. 
      Donations will be accepted at the door for dinner.  We will also sell tickets for $1 for dessert and $1 for face painting. 

      We are supported by the love and generosity of so many people.  Marco Scalise and Norm Goding have cooked for our spaghetti dinner for 18 years.  They spend hours preparing a homemade spaghetti dinner that benefits our school!

      We are encouraging families to bring a dessert for our bake sale. Please make sure desserts are individually portioned (i.e. – cupcakes, cookies, cut up brownies etc) and nut-free.

      We will offer face painting for the children again too.

      We will also provide gluten-free pasta also.

      This event is a great opportunity to get to know other families in your child’s preschool class and for our alumni families to visit their teachers and friends.   We hope you can make it!

      Tour Community Preschool

      Would you like to learn more about Community Preschool and what we have to offer your family at our preschool? RSVP to tour the preschool and see what our play-based, parent-cooperative preschool is all about.

      Call 970-669-4323 or click here to email and reserve your spot for the tour at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays!

      Thanksgiving Break – November 25th through 29th

      There is no school Monday November 25th through Friday November 29th.  If you leave a message on our voicemail we will be happy to return all calls on Monday December 2nd.

      Enjoy your Thanksgiving week and we will see you in December!

      Nominate Community Preschool for SCHEELS Giving Campaign by Sunday December 8th

      Scheels will donate cash awards to local nonprofits that make a difference in our community. To nominate Community Preschool, please fill out this form with your full name, email and Community Preschool’s name under the Youth Support Organization category. Nominations are only accepted until Sunday Dec. 8th, and winners will be announced Dec. 10th.

      Thank you for your nominations!


      Tuesday December 17th & Wednesday December 18th at 10:30 a.m.

      Mark your calendars, the Holiday Programs will be on Tuesday December 17th and Wednesday December 18th beginning at 10:30.  Our singing program will be in the gym, come early since setting is limited!  Here is the class schedule:

      December 17th – Tuesday
      Mrs. Abbott T/TH Class
      Mrs. Martinez T/TH Class
      Mrs. Martinez P.M. Class

      December 18th – Wednesday
      Mrs. Abbott M/W Class
      Mrs. Martinez MWF Class
      Ms. Jodie Pre-K Class

       All classes will begin at the normal time (except Mrs. Martinez afternoon 4’s, there will be no afternoon class on December 17th).  

      Families will receive a SignUpGenius link from their Class Coordinators to select what food they would like to bring.  All food must be NUT-FREE and NOT homemade.  Thank you so much for bringing snacks to our program we appreciate your wonderful generosity!  

      After the concert, your child will be taken back to their classroom and you will go and sign them out.  Afterwards please stay to enjoy snacks, a visit with Santa and visit our Scholastic book fair.  Our 2’s class will not participate in the holiday program, but you and your child are welcome to come either day to watch the other classes, enjoy a snack, see Santa and our Scholastic Book Fair. 

      Please see your child’s teacher or Ms. Tammy with any questions.

      Scholastic Book Fair – Snow Much to Read!

      December 12 from  8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
      December 13 from 8:45–11:30 a.m.
      December 16 from 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
      December 17 from 8:45–11:45 a.m.                                                                      December 18 from 8:45–11:45 a.m.

      Join us at Community Preschool for our second annual Scholastic Book Fair. We will receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for preschool and elementary students, and all purchases benefit our school. Scholastic Books make great holiday gifts!

      You can also order online from December 6–19. The online orders will not arrive until after Christmas break, but it is a wonderful opportunity to increase your child’s home library. The book fair will replace our monthly Scholastic book orders for November, December, and January.

      Please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Tammy.

      Annual Walk-a-Thon and Potluck Picnic

      Community Preschool families join us for the annual walk-a-thon and picnic! It will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 at Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park (Cannon Park). It’s a fun way to raise funds and socialize. 

      • Pledge envelopes will be distributed in the children’s cubbies at school.
      • Invite family and friends to make a tax-deductible donation and come walk with us. Complete the pledge form and return it in the treasurer’s box at school.
      • Come to the walk-a-thon on the day your child attends class.
        Mrs. Abbott’s MW 3s and Mrs. Martinez’s PM 4s: Attend whichever day works best. Please arrive at the park at 10:30 a.m.
        Mrs. Martinez’s TR 3s and MWF 4s: Come to class at the usual time in the morning, and then pick up your child at 10:00 a.m. and go to the park.
        Ms. Jodie’s MTWR 4s: Bring your child directly to Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
        Mrs. Abbott’s TR 3s: Bring your child directly to Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
        Mrs. Abbott’s F 2s: Simply meet at the park at 10:30 a.m. to begin the walk-a-thon on Friday September 20.
      • Wear your Community Preschool t-shirt if you have one, and bring your camera. We will walk three laps around the playground area together. Each child who participates will receive a small prize.
      • Bring a nut-free dish to share. We will be using so watch for an email to sign up. Items needed are: Main Dishes (noodles, chicken, casserole, small sandwiches, hot dogs, etc.), Desserts (cookies, brownies, fruit kabobs, etc.), Side Dishes (fruit, vegetables, pasta salad, green salad, etc.), Other Sides (chips, dip, popcorn, pretzels, etc.).
      • Parent-helpers for these days, please bring cups and drinks to share. (Your children will have show and tell before going to the park in Mrs. Martinez classes)
      • Pack plates and plasticware/silverware for your family. Also bring any serving utensils needed for your potluck dish.
      • And most importantly, have fun!

      Walk-a-Thon Thank You

      Thank you to all our Community Preschool families who joined us for the annual walk-a-thon and picnic! It was great weather for all of us to walk, play, and eat. Your generous donations totaled $1,510!

      Thank you also to our sponsors (Perch Real Estate, Elise Taylor Photography, and Pineridge Family Therapy) for the swag bags!

      Because we are a corporation, and parents are members of that corporation, all members must attend one yearly meeting​. Parent orientation serves as that annual meeting. Community Preschool is holding parent orientation on several dates and times in August and September. At least one parent MUST attend one session. All sessions will be held at the school.

      New Family Orientation
      (30 to 45 minutes. Open to New or Returning Families.)
      • August 23 at 9:30 a.m.
      • August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
      • August 28 at 6:00 p.m. 
      Returning Family Orientation
      (20 minutes. For Returning Families only.)
      • September 5 at 9:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
      • September 6 at 9:15 a.m.

      If you do not attend during a scheduled time, you will be required to pay for a private meeting for a fee of $40.

      You will be asked to sign a form attesting that you have read the entirety of the Community Preschool Parent Handbook.

      Spaghetti Dinner Thank You

      Thank you to all our wonderful current and alumni families for attending our homemade spaghetti dinner. It was great to see you all! 

      A special thank you to our fabulous cooks Marco Scalise, Norm Goding, Kathleen Geraghty, Audrey and Melissa McCormick, and Bob and Laura Martinez. 

      Thank you to our board of directors, teachers, parent volunteers, and corporate sponsor Perch Real Estate for making this annual tradition such a success!

      Scholastic Book Fair Thank You

      Thank you to all our families and relatives who supported our first Scholastic Book Fair!  It was very successful and our teachers will now have extra funds to purchase books and academic material for our classrooms.

      We are so grateful and we hope you enjoy your books!  Happy Holidays and we will see you in January!

      Thank You to All Saints Episcopal Church in Loveland

      Thank you to All Saints Episcopal Church at 3448 North Taft Avenue in Loveland. They chose Community Preschool for their “Beyond Our 4 Walls” community service outreach program. They donated all of their Sunday service donations from January for a total of $488. We are very grateful for their generosity! 

      Waiting List for Full Classes

      Our classes are all full for this spring but we can add your child to our waiting list. Should there be an opening in your requested class, we will contact you.

      Please email the class coordinator to be added to the waiting list (Stefani for 2s/3s classes, or Jenn for 4s classes).

      Find the answers to your questions about our classes on our Register for Classes page, or contact a class coordinator.

      Openings in Current 2017–2018 Classes

      We are currently registering for openings in the following classes for 2017–2018:

      • Ms. Jodie’s Pre-K 4s on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

      If you are interested in registering, please follow these steps:

      1. Contact the class coordinator, (Kayla D. for 4s classes).
      2. Complete the 2017–2018 Registration Packet. (Pages 6–8 including the Student Health Record, Certificate of Immunization, and Addendum MUST be completed AFTER June 1, 2017.)
      3. Be prepared to pay the non-refundable $70 non-refundable registration fee and the current quarter’s tuition by check.

      We need 48 hours from the time that you submit the registration paperwork and tuition payment to process your child’s enrollment, and for the teacher to prepare for your child to attend class.

      Panera Fundraiser
      Tuesday, February 12th from 4–8 p.m.

      What will be for dinner tonight? Go to Panera at 1550 Fall River Drive in Loveland on February 12th to pick up dinner and support our preschool! Bring the attached flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion to Community Preschool. Enjoy your dinner!

      View the flyer here!

      Please be sure to check out The Parent Helper newsletter for January!

      Click here to access the January 2018 newsletter.