Early Childhood Programs

    Fall registration

    Fall registration for all newly accepted Early Childhood children will be as follows:

    August 17-21, 2020, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for last names beginning with A - M

    August 24-28, 2020, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for last names beginning with N - Z

    August 31-September 4, 2020 – Make up or newly accepted registration for all students

    Registration will be held at the Early Childhood Center at Stansberry. Parents who are interested in applying for the preschool program should contact the Early Childhood office at 970-613-5761 or e-mail Sharon.Johnson@thompsonschools.org. 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 or reduced price meals, 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 Early Childhood Center
    560 Bunyan Ave.
    Berthoud, CO 80513
    Coyote Ridge Early Childhood Center
    7115 Avondale Rd.
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Sarah Milner Early Childhood Center
    743 Jocelyn Dr.
    Loveland, CO 80537
    Berthoud/Turner Early Childhood Center
    950 Massachusetts Ave.
    Berthoud, CO 80513
    Laurene Edmondson Early Childhood Center
    307 W. 49th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Thompson Early Childhood Center at Stansberry
    407 E. 42nd St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Carrie Martin Early Childhood Center
    4129 Joni Ln.
    Loveland, CO 80537

    Lincoln Early Childhood Center
    3312 N. Douglas Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80538

    Winona Early Childhood Center
    201 S. Boise Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80537
    Centennial Early Childhood Center
    1555 W. 37th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Monroe Early Childhood Center
    814 E. 16th St.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Cottonwood Plains Early Childhood Center
    525 Turman Dr.
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Ponderosa Early Childhood Center
    4550 Florence St.
    Loveland, CO 80538