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Good News! We Have Openings!

We have openings in our 3/4 class and in our Pre-K 4/5 class for the 2021-2022 school year! At Loveland Preschool, parents and teachers cooperate to provide a play-based learning environment where your child will gain independence and grow emotionally, socially and physically. We rely on parent support and participation to provide a quality preschool […]

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

We are so excited for our 2021-2022 school year to begin! Please read our first back to school email! https://mailchi.mp/01c0b2030c1b/welcome-to-loveland-preschool-4923585 (Copy and paste the link into your browser)

Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year!

At Loveland Preschool, parents and teachers cooperate to provide a play-based learning environment where your child will gain independence and grow emotionally, socially, and physically. We rely on parent support and participation to provide a quality preschool experience for your child. Loveland Preschool offers playgroup classes for 2-3 year olds, preschool classes for 3-4 year […]

Class Offerings

2’s and 3’s

Your child is growing up fast and ready for a little more independence, our 2’s and 3’s class will be a perfect introduction.

3’s and 4’s

Our approach to learning and teaching is through child centered play and education. Watch your child grow and learn in our 3’s and 4’s room.

4’s and 5’s

With a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, imaginative play and physical activities, our staff will engage with your children.

Why Loveland Preschool

With over fifty years of experience, Loveland Preschool has separated itself as one of the best parent co-op preschools in Northern Colorado.

Our dedicated teachers, and parent board are committed to ensuring that your child’s preschool experience is both educational, and fun!

Meet Our Teachers

Kristin Pankau

My name is Miss Kristin and I teach the 2/3’s playgroup classes. I have been teaching at Loveland Preschool since 2008 and took on the roll as school director in 2014. I am a native of Colorado. I grew up in Littleton and Lakewood. I have lived in Loveland since 2003. I attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and Elementary Education. I am married and I have two sons, Jamie and Josh, who are both alumni of Loveland Preschool. I enjoy watching my two sons play lacrosse, basketball and soccer.

Jennifer Henkels

Hello! My name is Miss Jen and I teach the Pre-K 4/5 year old classes. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, where I majored in Elementary and Early Childhood education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I have over 10 years experience teaching at the Early Childhood and kindergarten level. My husband Jeremy and I now live in Windsor with our three kiddos, Olivia, Caroline and James. I enjoy doing crossfit, bike rides with my kiddos, scrapbooking and baking!

Lindsey Maddox

I’m Miss Lindsey. I am very excited to be teaching the 3/4’s Preschool classes! I was born in Boulder and grew up in Louisville, Colorado. My husband and I moved to Loveland in 2007. While earning my degree in Accounting I worked as a nanny and in a daycare. I enjoy the numbers and organization of accounting, but I realized my real passion is working with kids. I took a job as an Assistant Teacher in an Early Learning Center, working with children ages 1 – 5. I became Lead Teacher Certified and decided to go back to school to earn my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education so that I can be the best teacher I can be for these kids. I have 2 sons, Isaac and Lincoln. I enjoy reading, playing board games, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Classroom Facilities

Each class has it’s own space which allows for creative play within an age appropriate environment.  With only two classes ever utilizing the space, your child is able to have a home base where they can be comfortable and consistent.

Every classroom has a sink for hand washing and to help keep the surfaces clean for everyone to use.  You can be sure that your child will be kept as safe from germs as possible.

The classroom for the 2’s and 3’s is fully equipped with a child-sized restroom facility to help with learning to use the bathroom on time!

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Indoor Play Areas

Every class at Loveland Preschool is taught using a play-based curriculum.  This means that the indoor play areas are abundant.  From dress up to kitchens, manipulatives to sensory tables, you can be sure that your child’s classroom will be set up to meet their creative needs.

Further, each class uses weekly or monthly themes to help in keeping new play opportunities at the forefront.  Perhaps the sensory table this week will contain gold doubloons because we are learning about pirates, and next week it may be filled with snow because we are learning about how water can exist as ice!


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Outdoor Play Areas


Loveland Preschool students enjoy daily access to outdoor playscapes with soft, sandy surfaces to keep the “owies” away.

With two separate outdoor play areas, students are able to stay with similarly aged children and the preschool is able to keep the 2’s and 3’s as safe as possible.


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Living in Northern Colorado, the weather will sometimes put a damper on the playground.  Fortunately, for these days, the “wiggles” leave our students through playing in the gymnasium found just down the hall from our classrooms.

We try to play outside, even in the winter, but it’s nice to know that there are other options when it comes to staying busy even in inclement weather.

What The Parents Say

Curriculum is fresh, fun, appropriate, and our child has learned SO MUCH in the last two years!

–Parent from the 2019 annual survey

I LOVE all the fun community activities offered, from the birthday party to the pumpkin patch to Santa’s visit, these are always so much fun!

–Parent from the 2019 annual survey

I love the environment and the teachers! I love how involved they are in making sure the children are safe and having fun while learning!

–Parent from the 2019 annual survey

Our Classes

Preschool can be a difficult time for parents and students.  At Loveland Preschool, we do our best to create a comfortable environment where parents can watch their students thrive.

We offer three different age grouped classes.

  • 2’s and 3’s
  • 3’s and 4’s
  • 4’s and 5’s

Each of these classes is offered in a choice of either,

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Tuesday, Thursday
2’s and 3’s Room

A place where the littles can go to learn to play with others, cooperate, follow instructions, and prepare for the 3’s and 4’s room.

3’s and 4’s Room

The room that nurtures amazing amounts of growth in students. Watch students go from small kids to big kids in the 3’s and 4’s room.

4’s and 5’s Room

Also known as Pre-K, the 4’s and 5’s room readies children for the move into Kindergarten through play, instruction, and learning.

Your Children

Your children have a safe, and fun place to go in Loveland Preschool.  Every day when children walk through our doors, they are greeted with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

  • CPR certified teachers
  • Individualized attention
  • Excellent adult to student ratio
  • Parent board


Loveland Preschool is maintained with safety in mind.  Cabinets are strapped to the walls, and equipment is discarded when it has reached the end of it’s useful life.

Our teachers are all CPR certified and trained in basic first aid.  They have also met requirements for distributing medicine if needed for your child.


Loveland Preschool teachers work hard to ensure that your child has a fun and challenging environment to keep them pleased during the day.  Discipline is typically found in the form of re-direction and good manners are always encouraged.

Your child will have many toys, manipulatives, and activities to keep them engaged and active in their learning.


We will not make your child fill out a worksheet demanding they write the letter P 50 times.  Their education is found within guided play and the integration of manipulatives.  Individualized education occurs in the form of projects and one on one time with the teacher.

Make no mistake, your child will be learning a lot during their time at Loveland Preschool.

Your children’s education, safety, and well-being are our main priorities.