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Return to Remote Learning for Preschool and Kindergarten Beginning Nov. 30

On Nov. 10, the APS Board of Education voted to discontinue all in-person learning following Thanksgiving Break. As a result, all in-person learning for all students in Preschool (ECE) and Kindergarten, including any specialized small groups, will conclude on Thursday, Nov. 19. This will also be the last day for transportation. Beginning on Nov. 30, APS will implement the remote instruction guided by the remote learning content planners developed by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for all students who are enrolled in and attending Preschool and Kindergarten in the district.

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Please check back to the Aurora Public Schools website and this webpage for ongoing updates.



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(You must submit a verification if you want your child to return for a 2nd year in preschool in 2021-2022.  If you have already submitted your verification, please do not submit another one)


We currently have openings for preschool!



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¡Complete la evaluación de preescolar en línea para ayudarles a sus hijos a forjar un futuro exitoso!

Early Childhood Education in Aurora Public Schools

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Aurora Public Schools Early Childhood Education Department is: 

‘To provide the foundational opportunities that ensure all early childhood learners will engage in and benefit from their experiences to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to reach high levels of learning for future success’

We do this by:

  • Ensuring quality preschool programming where all stakeholders (state, county, community, district, schools, and families) form reciprocal partnerships to provide preschool to children of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Delivering instruction that is facilitated by highly qualified and highly effective teaching staff.
  • Providing programming that is child-centered and based on solid research practices.
  • Using a curriculum aligned to state standards, state developmental guidelines and is responsive to student needs.

ECE Programming Options and Family (Partnerships) Involvement:

A menu of programming options includes full day and half day preschool to meets the diverse needs of the families in the Aurora Public Schools Community.

The Early Childhood Education Department strives to involve the family by emphasizing the important role they play in their child’s education and support families in their roles as nurturers and as their child’s first teacher.

Evaluating Program Quality:

The Early Childhood Education department remains involved in the School Readiness Project. The School Readiness Project utilizes the new Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to ensure that all preschools and child care centers are of the highest quality.

Assessment in ECE:

Early Childhood Assessment creates opportunities to know children well especially when multiple perspectives are utilized to determine what children know and can do in all areas of development and academics.  Ongoing assessment during the course of a school year guides our teachers in planning and providing children meaningful learning experiences and allows them a way to monitor each child’s individual progress and document on-going growth.



Preschool Calendar for 2020-21

NOTE - some schools that are on a construction or innovative calendar will be different.

Preschool Enrollment Packet