Gateway Elementary


Vision: We will grow passionate and compassionate thinkers and doers.

We believe:

  • All children learn at their level.
  • Families are a critical component of the learning process.
  • Preschool is the first impression of the educational system for most families. We are setting the tone for education.
  • Preschool prepares children for life.
  • Early Childhood makes a large impact.
  • Preschool develops a sense of school, community, and beyond.
  • Whole-child emphasis.
  • Focus on the child.

Each child will:

  • Develop learning behavior
  • Self-regulation
  • Independence
  • Acceptance
  • Perseverance
  • Intrinsic Motivation Centered

The Preschool program is Woodland Park School District’s Early Intervention Program. There is a Preschool program at all three elementary schools. It is a developmentally appropriate preschool for children 3 to 5 years of age, including but not limited to children with special needs and children who are eligible for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP).

Highly qualified staff members work with young children with challenging learning styles. Developmental screenings for children, aged birth through five are held to identify those who need further evaluation. Bi-monthly team evaluations will be offered to identify children who need special services provided by the school district.

Our Preschool team is here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on Preschool at Gateway.

Ashley Lawless (Preschool Director)

Gateway Preschool Handbook