Preschool in Mapleton

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  • Preschool in Mapleton

    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 problem solve and how to talk with friends.
    • Funsicle– A motor, social and language developmental 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. Mapleton’s Early Childhood Education program serves families through:


    Students who will be 3-or-4-years-old by October 1 of the current school year are eligible to be screened for preschool.

    Full-day preschool is offered at Global Primary Academy, Preschool on Poze, Trailside Academy, and Valley View Innovation School. Half-day preschool is offered at six schools in Mapleton. 

    Transportation to and from school is provided to families living within the district boundaries. Transportation is provided during regular school hours only (full day and/or morning or afternoon half-day sessions) and is not available for families in our before and aftercare program. 

    Before and aftercare hours:

    • Global Primary Academy hours: 6:45 - 8:15 a.m. and 3:10 - 5:15 p.m.
    • Preschool on Poze hours: 6:45 - 8:35 a.m. and 3:25 - 5:15 p.m.
    • Trailside Academy hours: 6:45 - 7:55 a.m. and 2:45 - 5:15 p.m.


    Preschool Enrollment Timeline: 

    • January 2022
      • Preschool applications for enrollment are accepted - apply online!
      • Evaluations for eligibility-based assistance will be scheduled in May 2022
    • March 2022
      • Apply for preschool by March 31 to be included in the first round of screenings and placements.
    • June 2022
      • Eligibility-based assistance appointments and school placements  
    • June - September 2022
      • Ongoing eligibility-based assistance appointments and placement
      • Out-of-district placements made if space is available


    Please have the required documents available to submit an application for enrollment into Mapleton's Preschool Program:

    • Your photo ID
    • Proof of residence (water or electric bills received in the past 30 days, ONLY, must be an original statement, mortgage statement, Please Note: Discontinued notices NOT acceptable)
    • A copy of your child's birth certificate
    • Your child's current immunization record
    • Current guardianship paperwork (if applicable)
    • Proof of current physical
  • Interested in attending preschool in Mapleton? Enroll online today! 

    Click Here to open a new window for Mapleton's online application

  • 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

    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

    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.