Preschool in Mapleton

  • Preschool Curriculum

    Mapleton Public Schools is pleased to offer extensive early childhood education programming. We serve more than 500 preschool students at seven Mapleton schools.

    Mapleton Early Childhood Education Program achieves its Preschool curriculum goals through the following programs:

    • Dinosaur School– The Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum promotes classroom learning and parent involvement. Dinosaur program topics include: doing your best in school, understanding feelings, how to solve, and how to talk with friends.
    • Funsicle– A motor, social, and language development program that improves children’s physical, mental, and emotional strength and conditioning as well as language comprehension and speaking skills.
    • Bridges in Mathematics PreK– A comprehensive PreK-6 mathematics program that focuses on developing children’s understanding and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical power.
    • Dialogic Reading– An interactive reading practice using picture books to enhance and improve literacy and language skills by asking simple questions and following up with expanded questions. Through the reading experiences, the child becomes the teller of the story.
    • Young Athletes Program– Sponsored by Special Olympics International, this program provides early developmental opportunities utilizing guided motor activities.

    At times, children will be able to use iPads and SMART Boards, along with other various media equipment to enhance their educational experience. Parent permission is required and screen time will align with State Licensing Rules and Regulations.

    Our preschool program is fully inclusive, meeting the needs of all learners.


  • Preschool is offered at the following schools:

    Adventure Elementary (Dual Language Immersion)

    7725 Conifer Rd., 

    Denver, CO 80221


    AM session 8:10 - 10:55 a.m.

    PM session 12:15 – 3:00 p.m.

    Explore PK-8 

    10310 York Street,

    Thornton, CO 80229


    AM session 7:50 – 10:35 a.m.

    PM session 11:55 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

    Global Primary Academy

    7480 Broadway,

    Denver, CO 80221


    Full-Day - 8:15 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    Preschool on Poze

    2410 Poze Blvd.,

    Thornton, CO 80229


    AM session 8:35 – 11:20 a.m.

    PM session 12:40 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

    Full-Day – 8:35 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. 


    Trailside Academy

    2300 W. 67th Pl.,

    Denver, CO 80221


    AM session 7:55 - 10:40 a.m.

    PM session 12:00 - 2:45 p.m.

    Full-Day - 7:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    Valley View Innovation School (Gifted and Talented)

    6951 Fox Way,

    Denver, CO 80221


    AM session 8:10 - 10:55 a.m.

    PM session 12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Full-Day 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


     Welby Community School of the Arts

    1200 E 78th Ave.,

    Denver, CO 80229


    AM session 7:50 – 10:35 a.m.

    PM session 11:55 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.