Facility Notice: The Arapahoe Y closes at 3pm on May 15 for a special event.

Our Ys are open with newly expanded hours. Please check our reopening guide for programs that still require reservations and policies.


Boulder County Head Start Preschool

A NOTE FROM BOULDER COUNTY: Boulder County Head Start has temporarily closed all Boulder County Head Start Schools (The Dagny School, Lafayette Community School and Woodlands) amid COVID-19 concerns. Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our children, families, staff, and the community at large. It is our sincere hope that this temporary closure will help keep our community healthy and safe.

Head Start del condado de Boulder ha cerrado temporalmente todas las escuelas de Head Start (Dagny, Lafayette Community School y Woodlands) vigentes de inmediato hasta en medio de COVID-19. Nuestra máxima prioridad es siempre la salud y la seguridad de los niños, las familias, el personal, y la comunidad. Esperamos sinceramente que este cierre temporal ayude a mantener a nuestra comunidad sana y segura.

The YMCA of Northern Colorado and Boulder County Head Start have a unique partnership. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, The Dagny School Head Start Preschool opened its doors within the Arapahoe Branch of the YMCA of Northern Colorado. Located in Lafayette, The Dagny School has five classrooms for preschool aged children. The Dagny School families receive the benefit of a family membership to the YMCA of Northern Colorado.

Boulder County Head Start promotes school readiness for children, ages birth to five, in families with low income by offering educational, nutritional, health, social and other services. Head Start programs enhance the social and cognitive development of children and actively engage families in their children’s learning so that children will be successful in kindergarten.

The Head Start program began in 1965 during the Johnson administration as a summer program for children in poverty entering kindergarten. The Boulder County program began offering services that first year and has been helping families since.

Boulder County Head Start vision statement: “We provide the best in public service for children and families of Boulder County through an integrated approach to school readiness.”

Interested in enrolling? Call 720-564-2206 or email Head Start.

Visit bouldercounty.org for more information