Pre-K Learning Community


    The Preschool at Creekside Elementary is an inclusive, play-based program, where children explore their world using all five senses, have plenty of opportunity to experiment, and to try out their ideas in a safe environment. We use the Creative Curriculum, a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum that serves as the foundation for planning our learning experiences both in and outside of the classroom. Our experienced teachers are certified with endorsements in Early Childhood Education. The preschool also has the support of a para-professional, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist and a community liaison.

    The Preschool runs Tuesday-Friday for two half-day sessions (7:55am-10:40am & 11:55am-2:40pm).  Songs, games, poems, finger-plays, choice-centers activities, books, and stories are all integral parts of our classrooms. We connect to the community through programs sponsored by groups such as the Boulder Public Library, Growing Gardens, and Ecocycle, and our year is highlighted by monthly events and celebrations.

    We would love to tell you more about our program! Please don’t hesitate to contact our Preschool Community Liaison, Tangi Lancaster, at or 720-561-3815with any questions that you may have or to schedule a tour!


    Your Creekside Preschool Team

    For more information on the Boulder Valley Preschool Program or how to enroll your child, please click here.

    Preschool Calendars:

    FINAL Revised 17-18_ECE_Calendar_online.pdf

    FINAL Revised 17-18_ECE_Calendar_Span_online.pdf

    2018/19 Preschool Tuition Lottery Instructions​

    This year, the window for Preschool Tuition Lottery will be from November 1st, 2017 through 4 p.m. on January 9th, 2018 In order to enter the Preschool Tuition Lottery, you must complete two separate online forms before the close of the lottery window: Preschool Online Registration and Billing Registration. If you have any problems completing either application, please contact the Creekside Preschool Community Liaison, Tangi Lancaster, at or 720-561-3815, or the Office of Early Childhood Education at 720-561-5075.

    If you are returning for a second year of preschool, you only need to complete Billing Registration for next  year.

     Meet Our Teachers



    Nicole Griffin{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Nicole GriffinPARAEDUCATOR, PRESCHOOLGP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3869nicole.seifert@bvsd.orgRoom 7
    Heather Grosnick{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Heather GrosnickTEACHER, PRE-K,FD17GP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-5802heather.grosnick@bvsd.orgRoom 5<p>​​​Hi!  My name is Heather Grosnick and I've been a preschool teacher for Boulder Valley School District since 2006.  I'm originally from Geneva, NY but I love living in Colorado!  I have 2 kids and love spending time with them at The Children's Museum and the pool.  Also, I like to go hiking and snowshoeing in my free time.  </p>
    Heather Hennings{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Heather HenningsTEACHER, PRE-KGP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3869heather.hennings@bvsd.orgRoom 7<p>​Hello! My name is Heather Hennings and I am one of the preschool teachers at Creekside Elementary. This is my 11th year teaching preschool at Creekside. My favorite thing about preschool is watching children learn through their play and creating an environment full of exciting new experiences. I love teaching preschool! My family includes my husband Jason, our two daughters, Riley and Taylor and our yellow lab, Lily. When I am not at school I enjoy running, snowboarding, soccer and spending time with my family and friends. Thank you for the opportunity to share your child’s first school experience with you!​</p>
    Sachiko Kleinkopf{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sachiko KleinkopfPARAEDUCATOR, PRESCHOOL FD29GP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3815sachiko.kleinkopf@bvsd.orgRoom 5​My name is Sachiko Kleinkopf and I am a preschool paraprofessional. This is my 12th year. I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Hamamatsu City. I taught Japanese to foreign people in Japan after I got a Japanese teaching certificate. I moved here after I got married in 1992. I have two sons in college and one daughter in high school and they all went to Creekside Elementary. I enjoy making jewelry, sewing, traveling and spending time with my family. I'm very happy that I work at Creekside.<br>