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Preschool

Our Preschool enrollment process for the 2023-2024 school year for ages 3-5 is listed below. If you would like more information or questions about our preschool program, please contact Kelli at [email protected].

2024/2025 Registration

Registration is now open for preschool. Registration will be taken at the Secrest Recreation Center, 6820 W. 66th Ave., and is open until spots are filled. Kinder Kids and Fitz Kids qualify for funding through Universal Preschool(UPK). You can find out more information about Universal Preschool by visiting UPK Colorado.

Please complete the Apex Preschool Registration Form before registration. Please bring proof of your child's date of birth to registration.

Tiny Tots

Ages 3-4. Two days a week: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-12 pm. This class is an extended class for preschool children. The structured theme curriculum emphasizes large motor, fine motor, cognitive, science, math, and play life skills. Children must be 3 years old on or before October 1. Children must be toilet-trained and not in diapers or pull-ups to be eligible for this class.

Kinder Kids

Ages 4-5. Three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am-12 pm. This class qualifies for Universal Preschool. This class focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Various activities and themed topics are used to help children learn, play, and socialize, providing important building blocks for the future: social skills, independence, confidence, academics, and more.

Fitz Kids

Ages 3-5. Up to five days a week from 8:30 am-12 pm. This class qualifies for Universal Preschool. This class is a play-based program designed to educate, nurture, and create individual opportunities for your preschoolers to excel. This preschool is available up to 5 days a week from 8:30 am-12 pm, or you can customize your preschool experience by selecting 2 or 3-day options.

The directors are trained in the field of early childhood education, have been with Apex PRD for several years, and are director certified. All Apex PRD recreational preschools are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Fitzmorris Elementary School
6250 Independence Way
303.467.7195
Director Kelli Scharfenberg

Lake Arbor Center
7451 W. 83rd Way
303.403.2570
Director Dena Traynor

Campbell Cottages
10425 W. 64th Pl.
303.421.1119
Director Michele Horn

Campbell Cottages Director: My name is Michele Horn. I have been teaching children and adults for over 25 years. I taught technology classes in a small private school in Broomfield to children ages 3-13. I was also the after-school and summer camp director. While teaching there, I returned to college and took classes in early childhood education. Upon completion, I received my large center director certificate from the state of Colorado. I began working for Apex Park and Recreation District in 2013 as the technology teacher at the Community Recreation Center. I have been the director at Campbell Cottage since March 2015.

Lake Arbor Director: My name is Dena Traynor. I am the director of Lake Arbor Preschool. I have worked for Apex Park and Recreation District in the preschool program for 8 years. I have been working with children for over 30 years. I recently received my CDA certificate in the fall of 2022. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be giving back to the same community where I grew up. I was born and raised in Arvada, where I live with my husband and 2 daughters. Watching children explore, discover and grow is one of my favorite things.

Fitzmorris Director: My name is Kelli Scharfenberg. I have been teaching children and adults for over 30 years. I have taught preschool and art classes in both the private education sector and recreation settings. I have been trained in both play-based programs and Montessori education. I currently oversee Youth Enrichment, Magical Mornings, and our licensed summer camp at Fitzmorris Elementary. My educational background is in early childhood education. I also received my large center director certificate from the state of Colorado. My passion is working with children and watching them blossom and grow. I am so excited to be moving back into preschool and cannot wait to bring creativity and light to another generation of children.

Register for Magical Mornings

Magical Mornings

Magical Mornings functions as a precursor opportunity to preschool, providing fun experiences to prepare youngsters for the coming years in more structured learning environments. Children learn independence while interacting with their age group. The class introduces socialization, fine motor development, listening skills, and basic learning activities through fun, simple games, songs, crafts, and stories.

Magical Mornings is offered at Apex Center, Fitzmorris Elementary School, and Secrest Recreation Center from 9:30-11 am. We offer Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday sessions. We ask parents to stay on-site to support their little ones in case of accidents or diaper changes.

Contact Kelli Scharfenberg at [email protected] for more information.

Register for Preschool Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Camp opens on January 15 at 8 am.

We offer a preschool summer camp at Campbell Cottages and Fitzmorris Elementary School.

Tiny Tots

Ages 3-4. Two days a week: Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11:30 am. Everyone deserves a fun summer camp experience; our preschool friends are no exception. We will spend our days exploring structure, a themed curriculum emphasizing large motor, fine motor, cognitive, science, math, gardening, and play life skills. Oh, and fun. Children must be 3 years old on or before October 1. Children must be toilet-trained and not in diapers to be eligible for this class.

Kinder Kids

Ages 4-5. Three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am-12 pm. It’s summer camp for the preschool set. Join us as each day we explore various activities and themed topics to help children learn, play, and socialize to provide important building blocks for the future: social skills, independence, confidence, academics, and more. It’s one more fun step in being ready for kindergarten.

Fitz Kids

Ages 3-5. Up to five days a week from 8:30 am-12 pm. This class is a play-based program designed to educate, nurture, and create individual opportunities for your preschoolers to excel. This preschool is available up to 5 days a week from 8:30 am-12 pm, or you can customize your preschool experience by selecting 2 or 3-day options.

Important Information Regarding Dependent Care Tax Information

Tax ID: 84-601-0335

To acquire your total amount paid for child services, contact [email protected].

Please email [email protected] for any questions.