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 Melinda at [email protected].
Registration opens on March 11 at 8 am. Registration will be taken at the Secrest Recreation Center, 6820 W. 66th Ave., and is open until spots are filled. Our Kinder Kids program qualifies for funding through Universal Preschool. You can find out more information about Universal Preschool by visiting UPK Colorado.
Please complete the Apex Preschool Registration Form before registration on March 11. Please bring proof of your child's date of birth to registration.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Arbor Center
7451 W. 83rd Way
Director Dena Traynor
10425 W. 64th Pl.
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.
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 Melinda Roy at [email protected] for more information.
Registration for Summer Camp opens on January 15 at 8 am.
We offer a preschool summer camp at Campbell Cottages.
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.
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.