Enrollment Information: PreKindergarten

Children 4-5 years old

Mt. Zion’s Pre-Kindergarten program is built around monthly themes.  We strive to provide a balance of exploration and instruction to aid in the development of each child socially, emotionally, and academically.

Children are involved in these activities:

  • Gym/outdoor time
  • Literacy, letter introduction, Weekly Reader, writing their names
  • Arts and Crafts, pottery
  • Fine Arts, drawing, water colors, tempera, chalk
  • Blocks, Legos
  • Number recognition, counting, puzzles
  • Field trips, guest speakers, assemblies
  • Library
  • Integrated centers
  • Caring for our salamanders, Sally and Louie
  • Bible Stories, songs, finger plays
  • Daily jobs, responsibilities
  • Annual Art Show

Daily Schedule

7:00 – 8:00Early Start
8:00Pick up children in Child Care room
8:00 – 8:55

Free choice learning centers

8:30Wednesday – Chapel
9:00Opening/circle time, singing, sharing
9:30Snack/Bathroom break
9:45Recess – Outdoor playground or inside in the gym
10:00Jesus time
10:30Numbers, art and abc’s
11:00Story time, closing
12:00Noon recess on back playground
12:30Naps/reading/enrichment centers

2020 – 2021 PreKindergarten Fee Schedule



Preschool Fee Schedule 2020-2021 (download)

Annual Registration Fee – $100.00 (non-refundable)

Monthly Tuition

Half Day:  Morning Session 7 am-12:30 pm 

2 day (T/Th) week – $385
3 day (M/W/F) week – $431
4 day week – $512
5 day week – $590

School Day – 8:15 am-3:15 pm

2 day (T/Th) week – $485
3 day (M/W/F) week – $626
4 day week – $755
5 day week – $882

Extended Day – 7 am-5:30 pm

2 day (T/Th) week – $672
3 day (M/W/F) week – $849
4 day week – $975
5 day week – $1113


Fees are one time (yearly) expenses.

ChildcareTuition is a monthly expense.

School year:  Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool is a year round childcare center.  Mt. Zion’s “school year” begins annually in August. 


  • There is a 10% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the first child of active members of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. 
  • If you have more than one child attending Mt. Zion concurrently, you will receive a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the second, third, fourth child (etc.).
  • If you are an employee of the University of Colorado or Boulder Community Hospital there is a discount of 10% on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • If you are a member of the Military, Fire Department or Police Department there is a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition. 
  • Multiple discounts cannot be applied (except in the event of 2 or more children)

Late Pickup If you have an emergency and must be late, please call and inform us so that we can make sure we have enough staff (dictated by State law) to cover your child. The time associated with late pick will be billed at the drop in charge of $25 an hour. All parents must be in the building by 5:15pm at the latest, so that you and your child can leave the facility by 5:30pm.  AFTER 5:30 pm late fees are: 1-5 minutes $20; 5-10 minutes $40; 10-15 minutes $60; etc.If a parent is habitually late in picking up their child after 5:30 pm, this will be cause for the child to no longer be able to attend Mt. Zion Preschool. 

Childcare Payments:  The payments for Mt. Zion Preschool are due on the first day of the month.  A $25 late fee is added to payments received after the 10th of the month.  A $30 fee will be assessed for any returned checks. 

School Breaks:  There will be days when the childcare center is closed (i.e. Christmas, Easter, holidays, etc., please refer to calendar) and no childcare will be offered, nor deductions in tuition eligible or makeup days available.  Additionally, if you know in advance days that your child will not be attending (vacations, sickness, etc.), please keep us informed. 

Drop-in Care & Fees:  The standard drop-in care fee will be $25 per hour.  If your child is not picked up by their scheduled departure time, or arrives before your selected registration time: Morning session 7:00am, School day 8:15, you will be charged the drop-in fee. This fee is a flat rate that will be charged whether you use 15 minutes or one hour.  If your child attends part time and you require an additional day/hours, please call in advance and arrangements will be made.  If you wish to attend an additional day not included in your plan, the drop in fee is $25 per hour.  However, drop in is determined by availability, and must be approved by Mrs. Wu, Director, and/or your child’s teacher prior to the day requested.  Class size is dictated by State of Colorado regulations regarding child/teacher ratios.  We understand that emergencies do occur and will gladly take care of your child, however, please let us know as soon as possible.   

Summer AttendanceIn order to staff effectively for the summer, all families will receive a form requesting information about summer attendance.  If your child is not attending during the summer, and   you wish to attend Mt. Zion for the following “school year”, you must fill out a registration form, along with a registration fee, for the fall in order for us to reserve your child’s space.