• Welcome to Running Creek Preschool

    Running Creek Preschool is associated with the Elizabeth School District. Our program is located inside Running Creek Elementary. We proudly provide early education and kindergarten readiness in a nurturing, play-based, academic rich environment.

    Running Creek Preschool Introduction Video

    Running Creek Preschool offers full and half day classrooms

    Full-day preschool: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Morning half-day preschool: Monday through Thursday, 8:15 - 11:15 a.m.
    Afternoon preschool: Monday through Thursday, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m.

    The half day programs are the Bluebirds and the Redbirds and the full day classrooms are the Toucans and the Owls. Their supply lists for 2021-22 are posted on our homepage - quick links.

    Before and after care are available and additional fees apply.

    Before and After Care Video Introduction

    Tuition Schedule

    Full day - $600 per month
    Half day - $300 per month
    Before care - $11 per day
    After care - $13 per day

    Tuition is due on the first business day of each month. The first tuition payment will be due on September 1st. Tuition assistance is available to those families who qualify. Please check with the school office when you turn in registration paperwork for more information.

    For more information about Running Creek Preschool, please call 303-646-4620.

    Our Curriculum:

    Our program utilizes a variety of curriculum resources. 

    • Teaching Stategies Gold Assessment
    • Teaching Strategies Gold Creative Curriculum
    • Handwriting Without Tears
    • ZooPhonics

    Coupled together with social, play-based learning opportunities that focus on the individual child. 

    Preschool Badges and Parking:

    You are welcome to park in our south parking lot for drop-off and pick-up and enter through the south door. We make every effort to have a staff member stationed at the south door from 8:10am to 8:20am as well as from 12:10pm to 12:20pm so you can enter through there. If the door is closed because no staff is available please use the main entrance. We will issue each parent or guardian for preschoolers a preschool badge which must be worn at all times while you are in the building to drop off our pick up. 


    Kindly contact your child's classroom or the main office if your child is absent.


    Preschool Quality Improvement Plan 


    2019 Elizabeth Early Childhood Programs Survey (Responses)