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

2021 – 2022 PreKindergarten Fee Schedule

Preschool Fee Schedule 2021-22

(click to download)

Annual Registration Fee – $100.00 (non-refundable)

Monthly Tuition

Half Day:  Morning Session 7 am-12:30 pm 2 day (T/Th) week – $424
3 day (M/W/F) week – $474
4 day week – $563
5 day week – $649

School Day – 8:15 am-3:15 pm

2 day (T/Th) week – $534
3 day (M/W/F) week – $689
4 day week – $831
5 day week – $970

Extended Day – 7 am-5:30 pm

2 day (T/Th) week – $739
3 day (M/W/F) week – $934
4 day week – $1072
5 day week – $1224


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. 


  • 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. Documentation required.  
  • If you are an active member of the Military, Fire Department or Police Department there is a 10% discount on your monthly childcare tuition.  Documentation required.   
  • Multiple discounts cannot be applied (except in the event of 2 or more children)
  • For every family you refer to Mt. Zion, your family will be given a one time credit of $100 off of your childcare tuition.  
  • Financial aid is available to families who qualify.  Application forms are available upon request.
  • Discounts do not apply to drop in child care.

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 $15 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 5:30pm late fees are: 1-5 minutes $10; 5-10 minutes $20; 10-15 minutes $30; etc.   If a parent is habitually late in picking up their child after 5:30pm, 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.  

Registration Fee:  A registration fee is required upon being admitted to Mt. Zion Preschool.  This fee is non-refundable.  If the preschool is at capacity, this registration fee can be used to reserve a position that becomes available in the near future.  This is the only way to assure a position for future enrollment.  

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 $15 per hour.  If your child is not picked up by their scheduled departure time, or arrives before 8am, 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 $15 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 Attendance:  In 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.