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Early Childhood Programs

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The City of Lakewood offers a wide range of programs and levels of financial assistance for preschool-aged children. Parents are encouraged to enroll their child as soon as possible because of limited availability in some programs. Please feel free to ask staff to clarify any questions you may have regarding the descriptions. All information you provide will be confidential.

Early Childhood Programs provide an enriched preschool environment at two locations in the City of Lakewood:

This fun, developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum is designed to support the growth of children in problem solving and social skills as well as early literacy, language, math, science and motor skills. Children must be 3 years old but not yet 5 years old, by October 1 and class size is limited to 16 students with 2 teachers. Instructors are City of Lakewood Early Childhood Education staff.


  • $30 non-refundable registration fee
  • $50 monthly fee for extended care

Colorado Preschool Program

As part of our Early Childhood Programs, the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) provides a no-fee or discounted (except for a $30 non-refundable enrollment fee) educational experience for 3 and 4-year-old children who are experiencing life circumstances that may interfere with their learning. In order to be eligible for the current program year, children must be 3 years old but not yet 5 years old, by October 1. Children must be screened for CPP eligibility.



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Contact Information:

Early Childhood Programs
Wilbur A. Rogers Center
12100 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Direct: 303-987-2490 | Email:


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