APS Preschool Students to Begin Remote Learning on Aug. 24

Although we are in challenging times, APS is working diligently to ensure every student continues to shape a successful future. To maintain safety, we will engage students in remote learning through the first quarter. This includes our youngest learners! APS preschool students will begin learning from home on Aug. 24.

We know toddler age is a unique developmental period that requires a specialized teaching approach, especially during the safer-at-home order. Our robust, high-quality remote learning preschool program will remain aligned with the Colorado preschool standards, preparing students to enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, larger vocabularies and stronger basic math skills than those who do not enroll in preschool. This approach maintains elements of play to provide small children with a fun and engaging way to learn.

Our early learning educators are eager to partner with families and caregivers to support at-home learning. They will ensure our youngest learners’ success by:

  • Providing developmentally-appropriate online experiences. Our teachers will follow appropriate screentime guidance for 3-5 year olds, utilize a variety of online tools to facilitate interactive online lessons, and provide recorded videos for students to access outside of class hours.
  • Providing meaningful content across all academic, social and developmental areas. Our teachers will use a variety of methods for students to demonstrate their knowledge, support all students with language development, establish effective classroom cultures, and host small group sessions and conferences.
  • Building and establishing relationships with families and caregivers. Our teachers will remain accessible through virtual office hours, provide multiple language support through various technology tools and offer opportunities for feedback that will guide student progress and resource suggestions.

Please share this information with your family and friends who have preschool-aged children. To learn more about the APS Preschool Program and what remote learning will look like for preschool students, visit ece.aurorak12.org or contact the APS Early Childhood Education Department at ecedepartment@aurorak12.org.

We look forward to welcoming preschool students to the 2020-21 school year!


Preschool Seats Still Available! Complete an Online Screening Today!

The APS Preschool Program is accepting online screenings for the 2020-21 school year. Screenings are a set of questions parents and guardians must answer to help the district determine if their children are eligible for placement in the program and for state-funded coverage of costs.

We offer preschool classes at 33 elementary schools, four child development centers and eight community childcare sites. Most APS schools offer half-day preschool.

In order for a child to be considered for the APS Preschool Program, children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2020 and their parents or guardians must complete the following online screening process:

1. Complete the online preschool screening at ece.aurorak12.org.
2. Wait for a placement confirmation email as participation in a screening does not guarantee placement.
3. Register your child online at admissions.aurorak12.org. Current preschool students returning as grade P4 or advancing to kindergarten in August 2020 do not need to be re-registered.
4. Virtually enroll at the child’s school of placement.