About Cottonwood Preschool

Cottonwood Preschool is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1981 by a group of dedicated parents who identified a need for a pre-school program that was different than others in the Littleton area. These parents imagined a preschool where their cooperative efforts could create a stimulating and exciting learning environment for their children. They created a school where parents could play a direct role in their child's education.

Today, Cottonwood Preschool is one of a handful of parent cooperative preschools in the Denver area. We continue to have a very dedicated group of parents who are committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence at Cottonwood.

Cottonwood embraces a developmental philosophy of learning, which supports and respects the child as he/she is. Cottonwood supports the knowledge that children learn best through play and hands-on experiences. Through the guidance of carefully selected teachers, the child will have the opportunity to explore and enrich his/her world socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually toward optimal growth.


What are our parents saying about Cottonwood Preschool?

"What an incredible preschool! My daughter loves going  here everyday, and why wouldn't she. She gets to play with such cool things every day.  Teacher Gail is a wealth of knowledge on play based education and ages and stages of development.  As a parent I have learned so much from her about my own child! Boy am I so glad that we found our way here!"

"Cottonwood is an extremely creative environment. The best part is that it is child-directed. The teachers follow the children's cues as to what their interests are. This creates a respectful environment where children feel valued as individuals."

"If you believe in mud stomping, puddle splashing and goo making fun, then you will LOVE this amazing school. Cottonwood Preschool is unapologetic about their belief in and dedication to all things PLAY.  I think our current society has forgotten is that it is okay to play especially when we are 3, 4 and 5 years old.  Play is FUN, and it teaches our kids problem solving skills and creates neuropathways in the brain that will  benefit them throughout their life.
I am equally impressed by the highly educated parent community I have met 
during my son's 2 year enrollment with Cottonwood Preschool."

"I love it when my son asks me to come to school with him and be the helping parent. I enjoy watching him interact with his peers, which is always very enlightening. How often do we ever really get to watch our children play with other children? It's quite fascinating."

Cottonwood Parent Participation Preschool is a non-profit, tax-exempt Corporation. 
Concerning employment and enrollment, Cottonwood does not discriminate
on the basis of gender, race, nationality, ethnic background or disability
Cottonwood Preschool
Parent Participation Preschool
(303) 689-9141
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