Great Start Early Childhood Program

Increases kindergarten readiness by providing a summer kindergarten bridge program for children with limited preschool experience. 

Number of participants: 146 children
Ages: 4 & 5 years (entering kindergarten)
Locations: Avon, June Creek, Eagle Valley and Gypsum Elementary Schools
Contact: Deb Dutmer at or 970.748.5990

Every child deserves a quality educational experience. The Great Start Kindergarten Readiness Program provides children, especially those that have not attended a preschool, the opportunity to close the achievement gap in Eagle County and develop a quality foundation for their education. The Great Start program is an intensive six week summer program that employs Eagle County School District pre-school and kindergarten teachers to deliver social-emotional, math, language, and motor skill instruction to increase students' kindergarten success.

Veronica In Class