Early Childhood Programs

    Fall registration

    Fall registration for all newly accepted Early Childhood children will be August 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and August 2, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Thompson School District Administration Building, 800 S. Taft Avenue, Loveland. Registration will be held in the Board Room. Parents who are interested in applying for the preschool program should contact the Early Childhood office at 970-613-5761. Space is limited and is by application only.

    Tuition paying program

    Thompson School District offers a half-day, four-day-per-week tuition paying program at all Early Childhood sites. This program is open to children who will be 3 or 4 years of age by October 1 of the current year. There are a limited number of slots available and by application only. For an application and/or more information on the tuition paying program, please call the Early Childhood office at 970-613-5761.

    Head Start Program

    The Head Start Program provides services to children who are 3 or 4 years old as of October 1 of the current year. Children are enrolled in classrooms with developmentally appropriate curriculum and provided with nutrition, health and family support services. To be eligible, children must meet federal income and program guidelines.

    Colorado Preschool Program

    The Colorado Preschool Program provides services to children who are 3 or 4 years old as of October 1 of the current year. This program is funded by the state of Colorado to prepare children for success in school. To be eligible, children must have risk factors such as eligibility for free and reduced lunch, a history of frequent moves, an impact from drug and/or alcohol abuse, etc.

    Special Needs

    Special Needs service options are available to children who meet federal and state guidelines for special education help in developmental areas. Children who meet these guidelines are eligible for services as of their third birthday. Services will be provided in a classroom setting.

    Early Childhood Centers 
    Berthoud Center
    560 Bunyan Ave.
    Berthoud, CO 80513
    Coyote Ridge Center
    7115 Avondale Rd.
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Monroe Early Childhood Center
    814 E. 16th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Berthoud/Turner Center
    950 Massachusetts Ave.
    Berthoud, CO 80513
    Edmondson Center
    307 W. 49th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Ponderosa Center
    4550 Florence St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Carrie Martin Center
    4129 Joni Ln.
    Loveland, CO 80537
    High Plains Center
    4255 Buffalo Mountain Dr.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Sarah Milner Center
    743 Jocelyn Dr.
    Loveland, CO 80537
    Centennial Center
    1555 W. 37th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Lincoln Center
    3312 N. Douglas Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Thompson Early Childhood Center
    407 E. 42nd St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Cottonwood Plains Center
    525 Turman Dr.
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Monroe Center
    1500 Monroe Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80538 
    Winona Center
    201 S. Boise Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80537