Early Intervention Program
Early Intervention Preschool Program
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 offers two outstanding preschool locations for children residing in our district. Weikel Elementary School is the home of the Fort Carson-based preschool, and Conrad Early Learning Center serves families residing in the town of Fountain. Both locations place high value on partnering with families and have many different activities throughout the year for parents and children to participate in together.
Preschool General Information
The district preschool provides high quality instruction to support each child’s development in social emotional skills, language, and early learning skills. Instruction targets the needs of 3-5 year old children who meet the eligibility requirements for the Colorado Preschool Program and/or have identified needs addressed through an Individualized Education Program.
The district also has a Child Find process that assists in the assessment and determination of the special needs of children (birth through five years of age) residing within Fountain-Fort Carson School District boundaries. For more information on the Child Find process, please visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/early/childfind
District 8 Early Intervention Preschool classes are held Tuesday through Friday approximately 3 hours a day for morning or afternoon sessions.
Limited spaces are available for 3-year-old children
Students must reside within Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Out of district students will be referred to their home district.
To access the program, students must meet eligibility requirements as determined through the preschool intake process.
If upon review of this information, it is determined that a child does not meet the requirements for the Preschool program, we recommend that you contact:
CPCD/Headstart: (719) 635-1536 Visit the CPCD website.
Child Care Connections: (719) 638-2070
Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services (Fort Carson residents): (719) 526-1101
YMCA Preschool Program at Conrad in Fountain: (719) 329-7289
Information by Child's Age
Application Packets may be:
- Mailed to an address within the Fountain-Fort Carson School District
- Picked up at Weikel’s Preschool Office (6565 Lindstrom Ave. on Fort Carson), 719-358-4338
Office closed during school breaks
- Picked up at Conrad Early Learning Center (10605 Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain), 719-304-3500
Office closed during school breaks
Children who will be 3 by October 1, 2019:
May meet CPP eligibility for the 2019-20 school year.
The application packet is available.
Children who will be 3 or older by October 1, 2020:
May meet CPP eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year.
The 2020-2021 application packet will be available for pickup at Conrad or Weikel or mailed after January 6, 2020.
Children who will be 3 or older by October 1, 2021:
May meet CPP eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year.
The application packet will be available after January 1, 2021
Children who are under the age of 3:
Please contact The Resource Exchange at (719) 380-1100 for information pertaining to developmental concerns or contact Headstart at (719) 635-1536.
Conrad Early Learning Center
10605 Jimmy Camp Rd.
Fountain, CO 80817
Ms. Stephanie Lee
Conrad Preschool Administrator
Weikel Elementary Preschool Program
6565 Lindstrom Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80902
Weikel Early Intervention Specialist
Child Find Office
Ph (719) 304-3550
Fax (719) 382-1067