Ready to Learn

Explore and discover through hands-on, sensory rich, play-based experiences


The fundamental goal of our small pre-preschool program is to provide a foundation for a love of learning and enrich your child's social and emotional skills.  

Precess is a small drop-off program, for children 2.5-4 years old, to explore and discover through hands-on, sensory rich, play-based experiences. Each day, we start out with free play in Recess' expansive indoor playspace. Then we move on to share a snack and a story together. Learning and fun continue as we explore science experiments, create artwork, and play movement games. Through these varied activities, children learn following directions, working together, routine, and other key skills for learning success.

In Precess, we strive to create a warm and welcoming space for individualized learning through play, stories, songs, and art. Paired with the diverse playspace, Precess Kids is all about creating a unique learning environment that supports the development of young children.  


Program Details

PreCess Kids begins preparing children for learning in a small nurturing environment (limited to 6 students a day). We offer a perfect balance of free play, process-based activity, and socialization. 

Each morning begins with exploration in Recess' expansive play space. Children have an opportunity to climb, slide, swing, and run or they may get started more slowly with trains, reading and puzzles.  This open ended time is a great way to transition from home to "school."  Many families use Precess to ease into a drop-off program in a familiar & fun setting.  The child-directed nature of the beginning of the day can really help to make that a success!

As each morning progresses, we have circle time, snack and free choice activities. Children enjoy songs, classmate collaboration, and even potty practice (for those who are not working on it), which are all incorporated into each day.  Throughout the week, daily enrichment activities vary from Cooking, to Tumbling, to Art and Gardening.  We look forward to engaging your child in these fun and varied experiences and new learning! 

About The Instructor:  Teacher Nicki

Nicki began working with infants and toddlers running a nursery in 1996 and went on to earn a degree in early child education and work in Montessori and play-based environments. She has been part of Rocky Mountain Preschool for 9 years and directed Slippery Fish for a year and a half while simultaneously teaching tumbling to toddlers at Recess. Big on brain development and movement, Nicki believes in respecting children, making sure they always feel cared for and heard, and most of all having an amazing time.


Choose up to 3 classes per week. Class is available 8:30am - 11:30am M, T, Th, & F.  Advanced Sign-Ups Required

  • Winter Session: Nov 13 - Feb 16
  • Spring Session: Feb 19 - June 1

Cost: $65 per single day, $60 per day if you enroll in full session.
Recess Members save up to 25%.

NOTE:  Series enrollment is pro-rated if you enroll after start date.