Preschool Eligibility & Application Procedures

for 2020-21
Paragon Early Learning Center  •  3000 Lakeview Ave.

2020-21 Preschool Application
The Colorado Preschool Program is primarily a grant-funded program. We have a limited number of spaces available and cannot accommodate all families who apply. When families submit an application, they apply to the district preschool program, not to a specific school. If accepted, your child will be guaranteed a space in one of our preschool classrooms in the district. Acceptance is based on criteria that identify children who face educational challenges due to family, economic, or developmental concerns, as well as a need for the program as mandated by the guidelines set through the Colorado Preschool Program Act.

Normally, the application is an interview process conducted one-on-one with a district preschool staff member, but, for your safety and convenience we can now take your application online!

COVID-19 Update: As we open, we will follow guidance from the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Public Health, Governor Jared Polis, the Office of Early Childhood Child Care licensing, and CDE guidelines for schools so that parents can rest assured that their students are in a safe environment. 

Some anticipated measures may include daily temperature checks for staff and students, reporting your child’s health during the past 12-24 hrs, staggered start times, movement in a cohort group, and mask-wearing.

Before you begin, please prepare readable scans or photos of the following required documents:
  • your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID,
  • your child’s official birth certificate,
  • a clear photo of a legal guardianship document, if you are not named on the birth certificate,
  • a mortgage statement or lease agreement, showing your name and current address, and
  • your child’s current immunization record.
If you receive SNAP or TANF benefits, you must provide your case number.
Age requirements:
  • Four-year-old program (at most elementary schools): Child must turn age 4 on or before October 1 prior to the following school year.
  • Three-year-old program (at select schools only): Child must turn age 3 on or before October 1 prior to the following school year
To be accepted into the Preschool program, 3 yr. olds must have at least three legislative risk factors and 4 yr. olds must have one legislative risk factor.  Qualifying factors are gathered throughout the application, so it will help you to be thorough.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: The questions in the application are asked of every family that applies to preschool and are in no way meant to offend. Please know that all information that you share is used ONLY for the purpose of prioritizing applications for acceptance into the Preschool program. Please know that ALL information shared will not be shared with anyone else.


We will contact you after the application is processed and reviewed.

If you need help to complete this application, please call (719) 253-6014 or email

For more information about preschool eligibility or the preschool program, please call Early Childhood Education at (719) 423-3079 or 
e-mail the Early Childhood Department at