SUMMER BREAK
May 22 - September 6                      

First day of school for the 2021-2022 school year is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  

If you would like information about registering your child please contact, Ellen for the 4's classes or Mary for the 2 1/2 year old class or 3's.  If you need to contact  a board member or teacher please go to Contact Us to select the person you would like to email.  We will also check our voicemail once a week through the summer too.

970-669-4323

Have a fabulous summer!


VanHare Farm & Pumpkin Patch - Field Trips

Our 3's and 4's classes are invited to a fun fall field trip and this will be our 20th year going to the VanHare's Farm and Pumpkin Patch!  Each student will pay $7 which includes a pumpkin.  Younger siblings are welcome and will also be $7.  Any additional pumpkins are $5 each.

Parent helpers should bring -

  • Snack - Prepackaged Individual Servings (Nut-Free)
  • Supply - Small Bottles of Water

On the day of the field trip, come to preschool as usual and you will drive your child from the preschool.   If a parent is unable to drive, please talk to the teacher and they can coordinate a ride for your child.  Please fill out the field trip form and pay your child's teacher before the field trip day.  Have a great time!

  • Friday, Oct. 8th - Mrs. Martinez MWF Class
  • Monday, Oct. 11th - Ms. Jenn Prek
  • Tuesday, Oct 12th - Mrs. Martinez T/Th 3's
  • Thursday, Oct 14th - Mrs. Martinez 3/4 Combo P.M. Class
  • Monday, Oct 18th - Ms. Hanna MW 3's

School Picture Days - October 20, 21 & 22

Lowercase Imaging will take class and individual photos of our students on Wednesday October 20th, Thursday October 21st and Friday October 22nd.  Photos will take place in the courtyard (playground) area, weather permitting.  Parents will be able to view, order and pay all online after photo day.

Wednesday October 20th

Ms. Hanna's MW 3's  class

Mrs. Martinez's MWF 4's class

Thursday, October 21st

Mrs. Martinez's T/Th 3's class

Ms. Jenn's Prek Class

Mrs. Martinez's PM 3/4 Combo Class

Friday, October 22nd

Ms. Jenn's F 2 1/2 class

Make up individual photos

Let's hope for beautiful weather!



Wear Your Halloween Costume to Class

Wednesday October 27th

Ms. Hanna's MW 3's  class

Thursday, October 28th

Mrs. Martinez's T/Th 3's class

Ms. Jenn's Prek Class

Mrs. Martinez's PM 3/4 Combo Class

Friday, October 29th

Ms. Jenn's F 2 1/2 class

Mrs. Martinez's MWF 4's class



Long Day at Work? Stop by Freddy's Thursday, October 14th from 5–8 p.m.

What will be for dinner tonight? Go to Freddy's at 3479 Mountain Lion Drive in Loveland (on U.S. 34 near Mountain View High School) on Thursday, October 14th from 5-8 pm to pick up dinner and support our preschool! Let the cashier know you are with Community Preschool and enjoy your dinner!


Open House for Registered Families & Parent Orientation Meetings - Monday, August 30th

Meet your child's teacher and let your child explore their classroom during Community Preschool's open house. Drop in at the preschool anytime from 9 to noon on Monday, Aug. 30. 

Learn about COVID-19 policies, which snacks are allowed and what to pack in your child's backpack, among other important information, during the mandatory parent orientation.

At least one parent or guardian MUST attend either orientation:

Don't forget to turn in your child's student health record and immunization form during open house. 

At this time, we are recommending that all children wear masks while inside the preschool, but they are not required to do so.  To help reduce COVID-19 exposure, all parents will need to wear a  mask while inside the preschool building. 


Walk-a-thon Fundraiser - Friday, Sept. 24th at 11:30am

Join your child's teachers and classmates at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Dwayne Webster Veteran's Park for our annual walk-a-thon fundraiser. Children will take three laps around the park, play with their friends and enjoy a special treat afterward. Pack a lunch and meet new friends! 

Look for fundraiser packets to be sent home with your child in mid-September. This popular fundraiser helps us keep tuition affordable, and every cent is spent on toys, books, supplies and other equipment at Community Preschool.

Not able to attend our Walk-a-thon, select the Donate button above to make a donation online for our fundraiser.  Thanks for your support!


Register Your Child Today for the 2021–2022 School Year

Community Preschool is a play-based, parent-run cooperative. We have classes for students ages 2.5 to 5 years old. Parents typically volunteer in the classroom once or twice a month, depending on the class, which helps us keep tuition affordable while connecting parents to their child's classroom. But new this year, we’re offering an afternoon class with no parent-help requirements.

We have some of the best teachers in the region and a program loved by generations of families for 50 years. Hope to see you at preschool!

Openings for the 2021–2022 school year - ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT:

  • 3s: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00–11:30 a.m.
  • 3s: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45-11:15 a.m.
  • 4s: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:45–11:15 a.m.
  • P.M. 3/4s Combo Class: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12:45–3:15 p.m. (No parent-help requirements.)
  • Pre-K: Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Email Mary for the 2s and 3s classes or Ellen for the 4s classes.

To schedule a tour contact Tammy.  Call 970-669-4323 for more information.


Walk-a-Thon Thank You

Thank you to all our Community Preschool families who joined us for the annual walk-a-thon! It was great weather for all of us to walk, play, and eat. We appreciate all your generous donations!


Scholastic Book Orders Due Friday, November 19th

Class code: R3Q3J

Throughout the school year families have an opportunity to purchase affordable books for their children through Scholastic.  Every book you purchase earns points for Community Preschool to purchase educational materials and books for the classrooms.  Go to https://clubs.scholastic.com and create an account with the code R3Q3J.  Families can also complete a paper order and return to their child's teacher with a check payment.

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

Register for the 2021–2022 School Year


There is still time to register for our in-person classes for 2021–2022 school year, but there are only a few spots left in classes.  Contact Ellen for the 4s classes, or Mary for the 2.5- year-old class or 3s classes to check on class availability.

New This Year - Our PM 3/4s Combo Class will NOT require parent helpers (12:45–3:15 p.m.)

Classes

  • 2.5s: Fridays from 9:00–11:00 a.m. Class is Full
    Child must be 2.5 years old by their first day of school. Students do not need to be potty trained.
  • 3s: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Child must be 3 by Oct. 1
  • 3s: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45–11:15 a.m. 
    Child must be 3 by Oct. 1
  • 4s: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45–11:15 a.m.
    Child must be 4 by Oct. 1
  • 3/4s Combo Class: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45–3:15 p.m.
    (No parent helping required)
  • Pre-K: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
    Child must be 4 by Oct. 1

AFTER CONTACTING OUR CLASS COORDINATOR

Download our 2021–2022 registration packet. Fill it out by hand or complete it electronically, including digital signatures before printing with Adobe Acrobat Reader (https://get.adobe.com/reader). You are also welcome to email the Adobe document to Tammy,  which makes registering much faster.  Also, download the two health forms below.

If you exempting your child from any or all immunizations, you must include an exemption form.  New this year - Exemption Forms need a health care professional signature.

Mail the completed registration packet, including two photos of your child, a $75 non-refundable fee, and the first-quarter tuition (cash, check, or pay online using Zelle to [email protected]).

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

Email - Ms. Tammy

Drop Off - Mornings, Monday - Friday (starting September 7th) Call Community Preschool to arrange a time prior to dropping off registration packet   970-669-4323

COVID-19

At this time, we are recommending that all children wear masks while inside the preschool, but they are not required to do so, which follows Larimer County Department of Health and Environment guidelines. In addition, to help reduce COVID-19 exposure, all parent volunteers and visitors will wear masks in the preschool. 

TOURS 

If you are interested in a tour of our preschool email Tammy.

Also, if you have any questions email Ms. Tammy or call 970-669-4323.

Join Your Child for a Frozen Treat on the Last Day of School

It is definitely difficult and surprising to think that the end of the school year is fast approaching. Thank you to everyone for making this year work. It has been a learning opportunity for all of us and we not only survived, but we did it so successfully! We began the year under strict state rules, and it looks like we will end the year similarly.

Instead of our large potluck at a park, we would like to invite you to come early on your child's last day for an outside goodbye. Mrs. Martinez's parents will arrive at 10:30 a.m. to pick up their child, share a popsicle with other families, and say goodbye. Mask wearing will still be mandatory. Please maintain distance between each other as much as you can.

Mrs. Martinez's families will leave by 11 a.m. to enable the next class to go out. Mrs. Geraghty's parents will arrive at 11:15 a.m., follow the same activities and finish by 11:45 a.m.

On behalf of our staff, I want to thank all of you for your support, friendship and love that you so richly bestow on our little school and us. Next year marks the 50th year of operation for CPS. This is a huge accomplishment of which we should be proud. Our success is due largely to your continued support. Thank you!

Have a wonderful summer and take good care!

Mrs. Martinez, executive director


REGISTERED FAMILIES Health Forms Due Monday, August 30th at Open House for Registered Families

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.  New this year - Exemption Forms need a health care professional signature.

All health forms are due by Monday, August 30th. 

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

Email:
[email protected]

Drop Off:

Open House for Registered Families Monday, August 30th from 9 a.m.–Noon


Fall Tours

 To book a tour, email Ms. Tammy.


Third Quarter Tuition Due December 1, 2021

Tuition for the third quarter of the 2021–2022 school year will be due by Wednesday, December 1, 2021. There are three payment options available:

  • Mail your payment to P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
  • Pay online using Zelle to [email protected]
  • Place payment (cash or check) in our Treasurer box in the preschool.  Make checks payable to “Community Preschool” and add your child’s name and class in the memo line to ensure proper 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 Angel R. 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.


Nominate Community Preschool for SCHEELS Giving Campaign by Sunday December 6th

Last year, we received $2,500 from Scheels because of our lovely Community Preschool families, alumni and friends who nominated us for the wonderful gift!  We would love your support again this year.

Scheels is donating $50,000 to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in Northern Colorado.  They will give 5-$5,000 and 10-$2,500 cash donations based on the number of nominations an organization receives.

To nominate Community Preschool, please fill out this form with your full name, email and select Community Preschool Loveland under the Youth Support Organization category.

Nominations are only accepted until Sunday Dec. 6th, and winners will be announced Dec. 8th.

Thank you for your nominations!


Do You Need to Make a Tax Deductible Contribution?

If you need to make a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year, please consider making a donation by selecting the Donate button above.  Community Preschool, is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3).

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail to Community Preschool; P.O. Box 1652; Loveland, CO 80539. We are happy to write a receipt for your taxes. Thank you!

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NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 18th

Enjoy your day off school and we will see you all back on Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th for the MWF class!


If You Are Wondering - We Have Classes All Week

Students in the Thompson School District will not have classes on Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th due to conferences but we still have class.  If you decide to keep your preschooler home for some family time, please let your child's teacher know, and have fun!


Need Family Photos? How About a Hot Air Balloon Ride? SILENT AUCTION - SAT. APRIL 10th 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Our most popular fundraiser and community-building event of the year — the pancake breakfast — has to be put on hold again because of COVID-19. But though we can't meet for pancakes in person this year, we're still excited to host the popular online silent auction, with 100% of the proceeds going straight to your child's classroom. 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 10th, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and watch Community Preschool's Facebook page for the auction to go live.

Preview the items starting April 8th.  We'll be auctioning off babysitting by Mrs. Martinez, family photo sessions, house cleaning, a hot air balloon ride, and many, many more goodies.

To bid on an item on April 10th, comment with your price.  Items go to the highest bidder once the auction closes at 8 pm.  If you win an item, a Community Preschool Board member will get in touch with you to arrange for the item pick up and payment.

If you do not wish to purchase an auction item, please consider making a donation to Community Preschool through our PayPal link at the top of this page.

Make sure you are enjoying pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner from the comfort of your home while you bid!

For more information, email the fundraising/development coordinator.

As always, thank you for your support!


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We could not be more grateful for the support of our families, alumni, and friends during this challenging year.  Our silent auction surpassed our expectations, garnering more than $3, 500!

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

AMA Divine Photography

Amy Huggins Photography

A Better Day Cleaning & Concierge

Awards Unlimited

Baker, Ann

Chill Potz

Colorado Railroad Museum

Copeland, Hanna

Crawford, Melody

Dugout Mugz

Eubanks, Shirley

Fritzler Farm Park

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Friends of the Loveland Public Library

Friske, Tammy & Olivia

Geraghty, Kathleen

GlowGolf

Grace and Power Fitness

Gonzo Screen Printing

Harrington Arts Alliance

Heart to Heart Children’s Boutique

Home Prep LLC

Just A Pinch Bakery

Kelly, Caroline

Krazy Karl’s Pizza

Loveland Chocolate Company

Martinez, Laura

Mattress Firm of Northern Colorado (Jason DeVilbiss)

No Worries!! Hot Air Ballooning

Oriental Trading

Real West Old Time Portraits (Holly Coy)

Ripple Effect Martial Artsá

Rocky Mountain Amphicar

Scheels

Schultis, Patsy

Sláinte Coffee

Spieles, Pat & McMurray, Carol

Tammy Schwartz Home Daycare

Tune and Tidy House Cleaning

Urban Air Adventure Park

White Groves Barber & Taproom

Cindy N. our Development Coordinator for her fantastic fundraising!

Lauren H. our outgoing Publicity Coordinator for all her work and support!

Thank you everyone for your incredible support!


New Monday/Wednesday 3s Class with Ms. Hanna!

Because of a long waitlist of students for our 3s class, we’re opening another! This class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00–11:30 a.m. Children must be 3 by October 1 to enroll. The class will be taught by long-time parent, board member, and teaching substitute, Ms. Hanna!

Hanna Copeland has a bachelor's degree in agricultural business and recently completed her early childhood teaching license. She and her husband Alan have five kids, all of whom have attended Community Preschool.

Please help us in welcoming Ms. Hanna to her new role at Community Preschool!

For more information about the newest 3s class, please visit our registration page or contact Ms. Tammy.


Please Welcome Ms. Jenn!

We are thrilled to annouce that Jenn Gregoire, our current class coordinator, has accepted the Pre-K and 2.5s teaching position for the 2021–2022 school year.

Ms. Jenn comes to us with years of experience as a preschool, kindergarten, and early childhood special education teacher. Her two children attended Community Preschool, and she has served on our board of directors for the past two years. We are so lucky to have her!

We’re twice as lucky to keep Mrs. Geraghty too, who will step in as a substitute teacher next year when needed.

Welcome to the teaching staff, Ms. Jenn!


NO SCHOOL - Thursday, February 11th - Monday, February 15th

There will be no classes on Thursday, February 11 th and Friday, February 12th for conferences.  We will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day.

Enjoy your long weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th for the MWF class!



REGISTER NOW      (Click Here)


Registration opens at
8:00 a.m. Monday, March 8th & ends 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10th

Community Preschool is closed for Spring Break Monday, March 15th - Friday, March 19th

Enjoy your week off school and we will resume classes on Monday, March 22nd!


MOD Pizza Fundraiser - THANK YOU

Thank you to all our families and friends who ate pizza!!  We appreciate all your wonderful support!  


Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL

Monday November 23rd through Friday November 27th there will be no in-person classes or our virtual learning program.

Enjoy your break and we will see you all back on Monday November 30th!


WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL Thursday, December 17 - Friday, January 1

Thursday December 17th through Friday January 1st there will be no in-person classes or our virtual learning program.

Enjoy your break and we will see you all back on Monday, January 4th in the new year!


Register for Our New Virtual Preschool Program! Quarter 4 Started April 5th - Register Anytime During the Quarter & Receive Content for the Whole Quarter Quarter 4: April 5 - May 21

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!


Board Meetings Second Tuesday Every Month

During the COVID-19 pandemic, board meetings are being held virtually at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are open to the public. Please email our secretary if you would like to attend.

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


Snow Day - Monday October 26th - NO SCHOOL

Thompson School District schools are closing due to inclement weather, tomorrow October 26th. We follow the school district in weather closures also. Have a great snow day!


Thank You for a Fantastic Walk-a-Thon

Thank you to all our wonderful in-person, virtual and alumni families for participating in our first virtual walk-a-thon!  We are so grateful for everyone's donations and your generous contributions raised  $1, 247.84 for our preschool!


    Spaghetti Dinner/Family Night Fundraiser Thank You - We are very Grateful!

    Once again our Community Preschool families and friends have so generously contributed to the well being of our little school.  In the midst of these turbulent times, the kindness of our community has overwhelmingly shown the true goodness of people.  There are so many people to thank; Marco Scalise for 19 years of spaghetti sauce, Norm and Kathleen Geraghty for years of cooking and serving, Tammy and Olivia Friske for serving and donating items for the dinner, Audrey and Melissa McCormick for years of cooking and food donations,  Santiago Scalise for helping us out this year for the very first time since he was a preschooler himself,  Ann Baker for the books,  The Wild family for all the Dairy Queen donations, the Whisenhunt family for garlic, the Gregoire family for olive oil, Hanna Copeland and Cindy Nichols for helping Friday night, Safeway for the buckets and garlic bread, all our families who supplied whole tomatoes and finally, everyone who helped support the school by buying dinner that night.  Your generosity of over $2,700 will go far to help keep our little school running.
    Thank you, thank you!

    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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fa5a92ca7f58-family.



    Current In-Person Classes are Full for 2nd Quarter

    Our in-person classes are currently full.  If you are interested in adding your child to a class wait list please contact our class coordinator, Jenn G. If there is an opening in your requested class we will contact you.

    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: https://get.adobe.com/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.



    Current In-Person Classes are Full for 3rd & 4th Quarter

    Our in-person classes are currently full.  If you are interested in adding your child to a class wait list please contact our class coordinator, Jenn G. If there is an opening in your requested class we will contact you.


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    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  https://www.facebook.com/groups/228951841851623/ 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 - THANK YOU!

    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
    Scheels
    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


    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.


    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.


      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!


      HOLIDAY CONCERT and PARTY 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 SignUpGenius.com 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!

      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!


      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.

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

      Click here to access the January 2018 newsletter.