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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

    Application Packets will be:

    Mailed to an address within Fountain-Fort Carson School District

    Children who will be 3 or older by October 1, 2020:

    • Born 10/2/15-10/1/17
    • May meet CPP eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • The 2020-2021 application packet is only available by mail due to COVID restrictions. 

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    Children who will be 3 or older by October 1, 2021:

    • Born 10/2/16-10/1/18
    • 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.



Contact Information

  • Conrad Early Learning Center
    10605 Jimmy Camp Rd.
    Fountain, CO 80817
    719-304-3500, Fax 719-382-1067
    Ms. Stephanie Lee 
    Conrad Preschool Administrator

    Weikel Elementary Preschool Program
    6565 Lindstrom Ave.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80902
    Amanda Cordova
    Weikel Early Intervention Specialist

    Child Find Office
    Ph (719) 304-3550