ECE Services

Student screening and evaluations

  • Age-appropriate child development screening
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Developmental Evaluation through Child Find

Family services and parenting education classes

  • Parent classes
  • Male engagement program
  • PACT (Parent And Child Togetherness) events


Referrals for community resources / services

  • Health and dental
  • Mental wellness
  • Food and housing


Expectant families / families with children, birth to age 3

Quality services and support is available to families who meet the Early Head Start eligibility requirements.  


  • Expectant families
  • Child's age (birth to age 3)
  • Family needs and income


  • Prenatal parent education support
  • Home visits
  • Educational, hearing and vision screenings
  • Socialization opportunities through PACT (Parent and Child Togetherness) events
  • Partnerships with local infant and toddler childcare centers and with service providers for children with IFSPs

Preschool programs for children, ages 3 to 5*

To apply or learn more about PSD preschool in PSD, visit the Apply for Preschool web page.  

PSD's Early Childhood Education quality preschool programs offer children:

  • Social/emotional skills development
  • Literacy and language development
  • Individualized academic plans
  • Highly-qualified licensed teachers (59% have Master's degrees)  who partner with families to offer the best services specific to each child.

Tuition-based Preschool

Tuition-based slots are available, based on availability, at elementary schools offering preschool.  Fort Collins classes meet four days per week, Monday through Thursday. Wellington classes meet five days a week, Monday through Friday.

Note: Call for current tuition rates

No-cost Preschool 

No-cost preschool is available to families who meet eligibility requirements through the following programs:

  • Head Start*
  • Universal PreK*
  • Early Childhood Special Education*


*Children must be 3-years-old by October 1 of the year of enrollment for Head Start, Universal PreK and tuition-based preschool. Children are eligible on their 3rd birthday for Early Childhood Special Education/Integrated Services. Children who are school-aged 5 or age 5 by October 1 are not eligible for preschool services.