Registration and Enrollment


Admission and Registration Policy

Registration and enrollment are available through Cañon School. Children must be toilet trained by the first day of preschool and reside in Chenne Mountain School District 12. Families may contact the office staff at Cañon School to place their child on a wait list anytime throughout the school year. During yearly enrollment, families are contacted for registration according to how many preschool slots are available. If a student leaves the program, the next child on the wait list is contacted and given the opportunity to enroll. Once a family is contacted for enrollment, they have three days to confirm or decline the enrollment. If the parent does not contact the Cañon School office within this time frame, the next family on the wait list will be contacted.

Children with developmental needs may be eligible for enrollment and services upon turning three years of age through the Child Find process. For these children, enrollment may occur throughout the school year.

For more information, please call 719-475-6140.

Eligibility for CMSD Preschool Program

Cañon School offers two sessions Monday through Thursday. The morning session is reserved for 3-year-olds and is geared towards the introduction of skills with some mastery-level skills. The afternoon session is reserved for 4-year-olds and teaches the skills needed to be successful when entering kindergarten. In order for your child to be eligible for the morning preschool session, your child must be 3 years of age by October 1 of the current school year. In order for your child to be eligible for the afternoon preschool session, your child must be age 4 by October 1 of the current school year. Each program includes typically developing peers and students identified with special needs.

Enroll Now!

Join the Critters! Any D12 resident interested in enrolling their 3 or 4-year-old child should call Cañon at (719) 475-6140 for information and to request an enrollment packet. 

Immunization Information for Child Care and Preschool

Immunizations are an important part of children's health care. Colorado law requires that children attending school be vaccinated for a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. For information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment detailing which vaccines are required for school attendance and which vaccines are recommended for best protection against vaccine-preventable disease. For more information