Little Learners Preschool
About the Program
Little Learners is a state-licensed, half-day preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Little Learners is housed at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center in the Children's Pavilion and operates in the afternoons from 1:10 until 4:10 p.m.
The program runs concurrently with the Jefferson County School District calendar and is closed on school holidays. In addition to the 9-month school year program, September through May, we also offer a summer program, June through August.
Ready for Preschool
You have the choice of enrolling in either 2 or 3 days per week based on your child's needs. Not sure if your child is ready for preschool? Check out our Ready for Preschool Checklist (PDF).
Our comprehensive curriculum has been carefully crafted by professionals to ensure that your child will receive a rich, rewarding, and fun preschool experience. Your child will be introduced to a structured classroom environment as well as unstructured playtime. Exciting weekly themes are developed and used to teach gross and fine motor skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and social interaction. Your child will learn shapes, colors, numbers and more through a variety of fun activities including arts and crafts, games, science projects, and fitness and wellness activities.
Your child will be taught by teachers who are caring, compassionate and enjoy children. Our teachers are required to have an Early Childhood Education (ECE) with completed coursework in Early Child Development, as well as maintain current infant/child/adult First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.
You must enroll your child in person at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. To enroll:
- Complete the Registration Form (PDF)
- Pay for the first month of preschool (minimum) at enrollment. You may also pay in full.
Prior to your child's first day of preschool, please complete and return the following forms:
Please note, our state licensed paperwork must include a doctor's signature (form included in Parent Packet) and current state-approved immunization records. If your child will need medication while at preschool, please contact Beth June for required forms.
Potty Training Requirement
If your child is not potty trained, you must be present in the building as staff cannot provide personal care.
The best part about preschool being located in the Rec Center is that you can take advantage of using the facility while your child's at school! Check out the Admission and Passes page for more information.