Registration Process

  1. Tour the school or attend the Open House. Contact the Tours Coordinator to schedule your individual tour. Please be sure to select "Tours" as the inquiry type. (Current Steele families skip this step.)

  2. Complete the short registration form online. Registration forms for the next school year are available beginning January 2.

  3. Submit a non-refundable $30 registration fee ($10 for each additional child in a family). The registration fee may be paid via Paypal at the other forms of payment link or via check made out to Steele Cooperative Preschool ATTN Enrollment. Please include your child's name in the memo regardless of payment method to avoid delays in processing.

Enrollment Calendar for 2017-2018

  • September: School begins the day after Labor Day. School is open to individual tours. Contact the Tours Coordinator to schedule your individual tour. (Please be sure to select tours as the inquiry type)

  • January 2: Registration form for following school year becomes available online.

  • February 27: Open House 6-8pm at Steele Cooperative Preschool. Meet director, teachers, members of the Parent Board, and others. Bring the whole family.

  • March 14: First Round Registration deadline.

  • March 19: Families notified about lottery results.

  • May 1: Full application and tuition deposit due.

  • May 2: Steele begins to offer open positions to waitlisted families.

  • May: School ends the Friday before Memorial Day.

How does our enrollment process work?

Families who have toured the school will submit a registration application and $30 fee by the year’s mid-March deadline (see calendar for exact date). By the end of March, a lottery is run with priority given to children of our board and staff, returning students, siblings, and alumni, in that order. Those offered a spot are required by May 1 to submit a full application and a non-refundable deposit of one month's tuition to secure the spot. Children who are registered after the First Round automatically go on the waitlist, unless spaces are available. In the first week of May, open positions are offered to children on the waitlist. Waitlists do not carry over from year to year.

Enrollment Links

Registration Form (Short application to be filled out for lottery)

Enrollment Form (Long application to be filled out after acceptance)

Colorado Immunization Form

Denver Preschool Program Tuition Calculator (Frog families only)

Denver Preschool Program Application (English - Frog families only)

Denver Preschool Program Application (Spanish - Frog families only)