The Kremmling Preschool was organized in 1973 by a group of concerned parents wishing to establish a community service giving good preschool care. In 1983, the preschool moved from its original site at the Trinity Episcopal Church, to a rented site in downtown Kremmling. This “temporary” site lasted for 16 years! After several years of fundraising, the Kremmling Preschool board members, staff, and parents were able to raise enough funds, along with generous local contributions, to build a new facility. With a huge volunteer and paid team, the building was completed in early 2001. In February of 2001, the Kremmling Preschool made its move to the location behind the old West Grand Elementary School. In 2007, the decision was made to move into the new PK-8 Elementary and Middle School building located behind the old elementary school site. Fall of 2008 was the preschool’s first year of operation in the new school. Overall, the preschool has sought to maintain a private, non-profit status, with high-quality educational experiences for all children ages three to six, including those with disabilities. In 1994, the Kremmling Preschool teachers and board members added the name Creative Discoveries, which the Kremmling Preschool sponsors. We felt it was important to share our goal statement in this way, because this is exactly what is happening inside our doors! You will, however, find only the name Kremmling Preschool in the local phone book.
~~"No person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." (See 601 Civil Rights Act 1964)
The Kremmling Preschool provides young children with a quality preschool program that emphasizes cognitive, emotional, and physical development. Each child is an individual to be treated with respect. We believe that continual encouragement, a nurturing environment, positive communications, and the teaching of self-help skills, are essential to promote a positive self-image for every child. Children learn best through play. Socialization for children is an on-going process. Our primary concern is the health, safety, and positive growth of all children in our care. At the Kremmling Preschool, children grow and develop physically, emotionally, and cognitively in a fun, developmentally appropriate way.
This organization is a private, non-profit corporation owned by parents, governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents and community members. All funds raised by the Kremmling Preschool are used for operating expenses, to make improvements in the program, or to purchase equipment.
The Board meets once a month at 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. The Board is responsible for determining the Center's operational policies and for instructing the director in the implementation of policy decisions. Parents are always welcome at the Center, and are encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings.
The Center accepts children on a first come, first served basis. There will be a waiting list if all of the allowed spaces are filled. The Preschool accepts children 3-6. Three year-olds must have turned three on or before September 1st this year. All children must be toilet-trained, with the exception of those whose special needs lie in the area of toileting. Preschool rates are charged by the month.