Early Intervention Program

  • We are excited about the preschool program we have to offer for children at two separate locations within Fountain-Fort Carson School District. Our post (Fort Carson) preschool is housed at Weikel Elementary School with its own wing. Our newest location, Conrad Early Learning Center, in town (Fountain) is its own entity dedicated solely to preschool students. We have many different activities throughout the year for parents and children to participate in with each other.

     

    Preschool General Information

    Our district program is focused on 4-year-old children who may lack overall learning readiness without additional support through Early Intervention services. We have implemented a screening procedure to determine eligibility for these services which includes questionnaires in the areas of health, social and skill development.

    We have 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 www.cde.state.co.us/early/childfind.

    District 8 Early Intervention classes are held Tuesday through Friday approximately 3 hours a day for morning or afternoon sessions.

    Based on the information received, it may be determined that a child demonstrates age-appropriate social and educational skills and does not meet the requirements for the Early Intervention program. If your child does not qualify, we recommend that you contact:

    CPCD/Headstart: (719) 635-1536
    Child Care Connections: (719) 638-2070
    Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services (Fort Carson residents): (719) 526-1101

     


     

    Information by Child's Age

     

    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.

     

    Children who are over 3 years old with developmental concerns:
    If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please call the Child Find office at (719) 304-3550 to discuss before completing the packet request.

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    Children who will be 4 by October 1, 2017:
    Your child may qualify for the 2017-2018 school year. Please complete the Child Find packet request. 

    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)
      • Mondays between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      • Tuesday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Picked up at Conrad Early Learning Center (10605 Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain)
      • Mondays between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      • Tuesday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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    Children who will be 4 between October 2, 2017 and October 1, 2018:
    Your child may qualify for the 2018-2019 school year. After November 1, 2017, the Child Find packet may be requested online.


    Packets are reviewed in the order that they are received. Parents will receive a letter in the mail or a phone call after the Child Find paperwork is reviewed to inform them on their next steps in the process.

Contact Information

  • Laurie Noblitt
    Director of Early Education
    (719) 304-3500

    Sherri Jackson Grant
    Conrad Early Intervention Specialist

    Rhonda Adamson
    Weikel Early Intervention Specialist

    Conrad Mailing Address:
    10605 Jimmy Camp Rd.
    Fountain, CO 80817

    Weikel Mailing Address:
    6565 Lindstrom Ave.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80902


    Child Find Office
    Ph (719) 304-3550
    Fax (719) 382-1067