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Pool Closure at EPIC 7/29-9/13

The pool at Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) will be closed for routine maintenance from Monday, July 29-Friday, September 13. The pool will reopen with regular operating hours on Saturday, September 14.

Please consider visiting another recreation facility during this time. All facility hours can be viewed online at fcgov.com/recreation/facililty-hours.

Railroad Work Impacting Northside Aztlan 7/29-8/5

The Willow Street railroad crossing and its immediate vicinity on Willow Street, located west of Northside Aztland Community Center, will be closed for replacement work beginning Monday, July 29. To access Northside Aztlan Community Center during the closure, take Linden Street via Vine Drive or Jefferson Street to reach Willow Street from the east. Work is expected to be completed by Monday, 8/5.

Universal Pre-K#

Funtime Preschool Program#

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Funtime Preschool Program is a quality-rated, state-licensed childcare program for children ages 3-5 years focused on the development of readiness skills through both child-directed discovery and teacher-led activities. Comprehensive curriculum content includes development of fine motor, cognitive, gross motor, social emotional and early literacy skills. The play-based, intentional approach encourages self-regulation, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Registration is for the full school year (September-May). The school year-round preschool program follows the Poudre School District (PSD) calendar for most school days off and holiday breaks but does not follow PSD delays or closures due to inclement weather. Teacher conferences are held in October and April and opportunities for family engagement events including picnics, seasonal performances, and transition celebrations will be communicated to enrolled families throughout the school year.   

Funtime Preschool Program provides two classes:

  • M/W/F Universal PreK Class, ages 4-5 (must turn four on or before October 1, 2024)
    • UPK Only - 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • UPK Full Day - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
      • Program must receive at least six enrollments in UPK Full Day in order to offer this option. Program staff will ask which option you would like to enroll in after you have filled out the application and matched with Recreation's program. 
      • UPK Full Day requires an additional tuition fee for the extra four hours of care provided. See FAQs below for more information. 
  • Tu/Th Preschool Class, ages 3-4 (must turn three on or before October 1, 2024)
    • 9 a.m.-Noon

FAQs#

  • UPK provides 15 hours a week of free, high-quality preschool to every Colorado child in their year before entering Kindergarten.
  • Programs may choose to offer hours in excess of 15 hours a week. Programs that do this will charge families an additional tuition for hours in excess of the 15 hours of free UPK programming.
  • To qualify for UPK, your child must turn 4 years old on or before October 1, 2024.
  • Families will be required to provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • 3-year-olds can qualify for UPK through their local school district only and must have additional qualifying factors. If interested, please reach out to Kelly Dubois, 970-221-6262 or kdubois@fcgov.com.

Funtime’s UPK classroom has two registration options:

  1. UPK Only is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (5 hours each day to meet the 15 hours of UPK provided care).
  2. UPK Full Day is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for those families who need extended care. The extra 4 hours per day are charged at the rate of $29/day ($7.25/hour).
      • For families choosing the UPK Full Day option, you will be given an opportunity to pay the entire semester’s balance in full or opt-in for a monthly payment plan. Families utilizing the payment plan will be required to keep a credit card on file and payments will be automatically withdrawn on the 1st of each month, September-December (Fall Semester) and January-May (Spring Semester).
  • Families can apply for the Recreation Department’s Reduced Fee Program which can offer an additional 90% discount for the additional tuition fees.
  • For more information on the Reduced Fee Program or to submit your application, visit: fcgov.com/recreation/reducedfeeprogram
  • Attend one of the Informational Meetings (see more at the top of this page) to learn more about the program, tour the classroom, and learn more about the UPK process. These meetings are optional, but extremely beneficial for families!
  • The UPK Family Application for the 2024-2025 school year is open for applications beginning at noon on Thursday, February 29.  
  • During the application process, you will be able to list your top providers. Listing Funtime Preschool as your top provider increases the chance of matching with our program!  The first round of matching will take place in April 2024.
  • You will be notified that you have been matched to our program!
  • We will reach out to you to schedule a meeting or phone call to review the program information, schedule an additional tour if needed and answer any questions you may have.
  • You will then need to accept your match in your UPK family portal.
  • After that, we will enroll you in our program and send you the additional tuition payment information and information on filling out enrollment paperwork.
  • You can contact Kelly Dubois, Sr. Supervisor, Youth & Early Learning at 970-221-6262 or at kdubois@fcgov.com for any additional questions relating to UPK.