The mission of Peyton Preschool is to provide a quality, structured, inclusive program that responds to the needs of young children and their families. Our program integrates two curriculums: World of Wonders and Second Step, both of which support kindergarten readiness with foundational skills that include:

• Development of social-emotional skills
• Understanding daily routines, expectations, and personal responsibility
• Introduction to letters with a focus on oral language, knowledge-building, and listening comprehension
• Math content that is developmental and recursive
• Integration of science, social studies, and music
(Preschool students also attend P.E. twice a week and the library once a week.)

-> Peyton Preschool operates during the school year, Monday-Thursday with two part-time classes: 7:40am-10:40am and 12:25pm-3:25pm. Placement cannot be guaranteed for the morning or afternoon class.

-> Per school district policy, families enrolling in Peyton Preschool must live in the Peyton School District and children are required to be age four by September 30th. Three-year-old children are accepted if they qualify for special education services.

-> Parents or caregivers are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children. The school district does not provide bus transportation for preschool students.

For more information, contact:

Bronwyn Peterson
Preschool Teacher/Director
719-749-0170 ext. 317

All families interested in enrolling their child in preschool for the 2023-24 school year must visit to apply prior to completing enrollment paperwork with the school district.


What is the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Program? UPK Colorado was created in statute under HB 22-1295. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) will launch UPK Colorado in the 2023-24 school year, offering a minimum of part-time (10 hours/week) or half-day (15 hours/week) of high-quality, voluntary preschool to every Colorado child in the year before they are eligible to enter kindergarten. Families can choose any participating licensed provider in the state. Additional state-funded hours will be available based on child or family circumstances that may impact kindergarten readiness.


All Colorado children are eligible for UPK Colorado in the year before they become eligible for kindergarten. CDEC uses a cutoff of October 1, meaning that a child who turns four before this date in the year they wish to enroll in preschool will be eligible for UPK Colorado. Children who are three years of age, or younger, in districts that have a waiver to serve children under three, will also be eligible for UPK Colorado hours if they meet at least one qualifying factor.


How does a family apply for UPK Colorado? CDEC has developed a family application portal allowing families to express preferences for provider type, hours, and location. Families will also be able to supply the information required to check eligibility for additional hours through this portal. This information will be used to match families with a participating provider as well as to determine their child’s eligibility for additional state-funded preschool hours.


For further information, visit:

Family Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Colorado Department of Early Childhood

Or contact:

Bronwyn Peterson

Preschool Teacher/Director

719-749-0170 ext. 317

Preschool students may bring a backpack for papers, library books and a lunch or snack bag.
Please provide a simple, healthy snack each day (milk is provided by the school).
Water bottles are not permitted (to minimize the spread of germs). Disposable cups are provided for drinking water.
No other supplies are necessary.

My name is Bronwyn Peterson. I have lived in Peyton since 1994 and have raised my three children here. I have worked in early childhood since 1992, previously as a preschool teacher in Colorado Springs and as a licensed home child care provider. I began working in the Peyton Preschool Program in 2015 and became the lead teacher and program director in 2020. I love the staff and families in our district and I love our Peyton community!

Hello! My name is ReShea Swanson and I have been at Peyton Elementary since 2019 – first as a substitute teacher, and now as a paraprofessional in the preschool program. I received a degree from CSU-Pueblo in 2008 and then after leaving Colorado to go to Texas, and then to Alaska, I am back in beautiful Colorado with my husband and two kids that attend Peyton schools. My favorite activities include reading, hiking, running, camping, skiing, and gardening. I have lived in Peyton since 2016 and love the Peyton community. I look forward to watching your child grow this year!


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