Programs and services for families with young children
Vision: The Early Intervention Preschools in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 provide a foundation of learning in a fun, warm, nurturing, safe, secure, and inclusive environment where every child is valued as an individual. Through purposeful play, children will develop a love for learning in order to enhance self-expression, creativity, awareness of peers, and a desire to interact with and care for others. Our preschool team is committed to partnering with families and the community to build healthy relationships. Students will develop a positive perspective about themselves and others as they grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically as part of their first school experience.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for preschool children. It focuses on meeting the needs of individual children, while honoring and respecting the role that teachers play in making learning engaging and meaningful for every child.
The curriculum includes build-in support for all learners, with specific sections of guidance for working with English - and dual- language learners, advanced learners, and children with disabilities. The resources and guidance embedded throughout the curriculum help teachers build essential bridges between school and home and create meaningful partnerships with families. In District 8 preschool classrooms, children develop and practice social emotional skills, language, and early learning abilities in a positive, child-focused, and engaging environment filled with rich learning experiences, exploration, and instruction.