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Growing Little Learners

Get Set is celebrating over 50 years of offering high-quality free preschool to children ages 4 to 5 for families who qualify financially. Get Set offers a creative learning environment that prepares kids for school. We provide van transportation for children in surrounding neighborhoods. Children experience field trips, music, gym time, chapel, crafts and fun activities and receive a daily hot lunch.

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About Our Environment

Get Set Preschool is a happy and secure environment where the children can learn and grow physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Get Set Preschool Distinctives

Kids learn and grow socially by learning how to make friends and grow their communication skills by working out their own problems in an acceptable manner. They learn how to listen and follow directions and learn life skills like dental hygiene, nutrition, fire, safety, etc. We value growth in small and large muscle coordination.

Each day, kids will see God in their lives and will know just how much God loves them by engaging with Bible stories and Christian songs.

Kids come away with tangible knowledge like recognizing colors, shapes and writing their name. They learn important skills like knowing their address, phone numbers and understanding how to call “911.” Kids learn the concept of right and left, how to count from 1-20, how write the alphabet and learn it phonetically, as well as understand the concepts (over/under, up/down, first/last).

Get Set Preshcool proud to offer the Souns Early Literacy Program. We see children eager to learn and read. Souns places specifically designed and sequenced letters of our phonetic alphabet into the hands of our preschoolers. Their hands hold, play with and explore the letters. Since each letter is given only one label—the most common sound of that letter—the child slowly builds a base of letter-sound associations for the early stages of reading. Learning becomes incidental, natural and fun! Children love learning their sounds, building words and reading with the Souns Program. 

Key information for enrolled families.

Student Stories

"My daughter is a student in First Pres’ Get Set Preschool program. She absolutely loves it! Each and every day she is learning something new. There isn’t a single day that she doesn’t have excitement for the new things she has learned. As a parent, I am so pleased to know my daughter is not only learning, but excited about what she is learning. I feel confident about leaving her with the teachers at First Pres, knowing that her safety is important to them. I know the Get Set program will prepare her for the things she needs to start kindergarten."

Get Set Food Collection

Join our Get Set mission by donating food items this Sunday September 17, to help provide a hot lunch to the students in our mission driven preschool program! 


• Mandarin oranges

• Peaches, sliced

• Pears, sliced

• Pineapple chunks

• Fruit cocktail

• Mangos

Chili beans

• Refried beans

• Green beans

• Corn

• Diced tomatoes

Chips & Crackers

• Veggie straws

• Tortilla chips

• Snack crackers

• Frito chips

• Ritz crackers

• Peanut butter crackers

• Cheese crackers

• Graham crackers

• Gold Fish crackers

Dry Noodles

• Ramen noodles

• Bow tie pasta

• Penne pasta


• Applesause

• Raisins

• Multi-grain Cheerio's

You can drop off items from this list at the Welcome Desk or at the Sanctuary drive through.


Christy Frederick

Office: 719-884-6130


219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs CO 80903-1303


Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.