For children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Maximum of 16 students, with a ratio of 2 teachers to 16 children.

Toddler Programming

For children between the ages of 12 months and 3 years old. Maximum of 8 students, with a ratio of 2 teachers to 8 children.

Priority Application Period

The priority application period for the 2022-23 early childhood program at Roaring Fork Schools opens in April.  The early childhood program is offered at every elementary school in the district. (See the attendance area map here.)

Applications will be accepted both online or in-person on:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 7:30am-4:00pm at Glenwood Springs Elementary School
  • Wednesday, April 13, 7:30am-4:00pm at Sopris Elementary School
  • Wednesday, April 20, 7:30am-4:00pm at Riverview School
  • Wednesday, April 20, 4:30pm-8:00pm at Crystal River Elementary School
  • Wednesday, April 27, 7:30am-4:00pm at Basalt Elementary School

Completing an application does not guarantee a position in a program. Applications received before May 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Families will be notified of their application status by June.


Preschool and toddler classes run on a school schedule, including observing holidays and school breaks. Classes are closed during the summer when schools are closed. Each day, regular care runs from 8:15am to 3:15pm, and extended care runs from 7:15am to 4:15pm.