Enrollment Process

Toddler and Preschool Enrollment

The Auraria Early Learning Center enrolls children through a lottery held prior to each semester.

 Fall 2018 Open Enrollment Dates

  • July 24: Students (Must have Fall 2018 class schedule)
  • July 26: Campus Faculty/Staff and Community

Lottery Process

  • Please arrive no later than 7 a.m. on your designated date.
  • At 7 a.m., parents participating in the lottery will draw a random number in the order they arrived. (Anyone who arrives late will have to wait until the lottery is over to inquire about space availability).
  • Lottery numbers will be called in order, starting with one and continuing until the highest number has been called, or until all spaces have been filled.
  • Please prepare to stay as late as noon depending on the number of spaces we have to fill.

What to Bring to Open Enrollment

  • $75 registration fee per family.
  • Student parents: Please bring a copy of your Fall 2018 class schedule at the time of reserving a space; otherwise, the space will be forfeited.
  • Staff and Faculty: Please bring proof of employment.

Parking During Open Enrollment

Parking is not provided for prospective parents during Open Enrollment. Under no circumstances will parents be allowed to park in the loading circle in front of the center. Please park in one of the campus parking lots or use public transportation.

Admission After Open Enrollment Date

The center does not maintain a waitlist. Please call the center to learn about the availability of spaces between open enrollment periods: 303-556-3188.


Kindergarten Enrollment

If your child will be five before October 1, and you’d like to explore the excellent educational experience of AELC Kindergarten, please contact us by phone at 303-556-3188. Space is limited with an enrollment of only 24 students in the kindergarten program. A $150 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.