We believe that the preschool years are a special and magical time that should be filled with fun, laughter, and exploration. Experts agree that the way young children learn best is inherently different from how school age children and adults learn.

This belief forms the basis of our program philosophy and reinforces developmentally appropriate practices as we accept and embrace an environment that acknowledges:

  • Both structured and unstructured play as the most effective and appropriate way for young children to learn.
  • The uniqueness and special qualities of each child.
  • The emphasis on the whole child, not just one single area of development.
  • The importance of safety, consistency, and positive role modeling.
    Parents as partners.

The Community Programs Early Childhood Enrichment Programs are located on seven of the elementary school campuses throughout the Vail School District.  There are no school boundaries for the Early Childhood programs so you may contact the sites that you are interested in attending in the district to set up a time to visit.  It is important to us that you visit the sites, meet the Site Director and have a tour of the program.  Each program is unique in that the staff create of their own culture however the philosophy is the same for all sites.

Full Time Care (available at all sites, except Copper Ridge and Esmond Station)
  • Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm
Part Time Care (available at certain sites ONLY, please inquire)
  • 3 hours per day

PreSchool is Available at These Locations:


Copper Ridge


Desert Willow


Ocotillo Ridge

Senita Valley


Interested in Enrolling?

New Families

This is for new families only! If you have EVER registered for anything with Community Programs you MUST log in using the link for returning families.

Returning Families

This link is for any family who has EVER registered for ANYTHING through Community Programs (preschool, KinderPlus, Before/Aftercare, etc.)