1970 – 2022

Dear Friends, Families and Alumni,

Children’s House Preschool is celebrating 52 years of preparing Boulder’s children for a life-long love of learning. We continue to shine in quality and inspiration and are Nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenChildren’s House preschool is a 501(c)(3) non-profit school, so all donations are fully tax deductible.  50% of our families are able to attend through the generous support of the community as well as private foundations.  For online donations through credit card, please click on the link below.  We thank you so much for your support!  Make sure you check with employers to see if they offer matching funds.

Annual Drive

Dear Children’s House Preschool Community,

It is with great pleasure that I write to you as the Children’s House Preschool Board President and enthusiastic CHP fan. Graduation is upon us and its a time of year where not only do we get to celebrate what our children have accomplished throughout the year, but where we also get to celebrate another year of inspiring, programming from our Children’s House educators. We have so much to be grateful for as CHP parents!

Every year, Michael brings his incredible talents to the project of funding Children’s House through a wide variety of resources. His diligent work allows Children’s House to bring the amazing programming it does to all of our children. Children’s House is unique in both its nonprofit status and its mission and is one of few preschools in the area dedicated to truly serving a diverse population of students and families. Children’s House is a special place, where students of varying backgrounds, with differing needs, and from diverse language and cultural backgrounds get to learn and grow together.

Although Children’s House is funded generously via grants and tuition, an important percentage of funding comes from donations from the CHP community each year. This is the time of year when we open our Annual Drive and invite families to give what they can and I’m writing to invite you to become part of the nearly 100% of parents who donate something each year. This percentage of participation greatly supports Children’s House grant writing efforts and shows funders the support in the community.

We invite you to make a donation of any amount to help us reach our goal of 100% family participation in our Annual Drive! We are grateful for your support and thank you for being part of our community!

In gratitude,

Maren Gauldin

Gabriel O’s Momma

A Multi-Cultural Education

With our four cornerstones to education: Nature and Science, Multiculturalism, Service and Creativity, each child learns about themselves, each other and our world. This year, home languages include speakers of French, Spanish, Nepalese, Tibetan, Mandarin, Amharic, Swiss German and Arabic. Children’s House Preschool strives to fulfill its vision each year that “all children – of every race, ability, native language, culture and socioeconomic status-have the right to flourish in an inclusive preschool program. For the 23rd consecutive year, Children’s House Preschool has had 50% of its school population receive financial assistance to attend our high quality program. Investment in high quality preschool programs have proven to create a lasting return for society, since the first five years of a child’s cognitive and emotional development build the foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. For this reason, Children’s House Preschool is thrilled that the contributions of families and private foundations allow our school to serve a diverse group of families.

Scholarship Fund

Each year we ensure that any child who needs an education is fully supported.  For some families, they need a little extra help to be able to afford preschool, and other families require full support so they can return to work, or get the training needed to improve their lives.  Whatever the need, Children’s House is proud to always do everything we can to support the families and children.  The scholarship fund means that we never have to turn away a family, regardless of their need, and is only possible through the support of foundations and the public.

Elaine McCarthy

Program Director/Head Teacher

Michael Knuckey

Executive Director

Maximize Your Giving

The Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCC) helps support quality child care programs for low-income families. Any taxpayer (corporate as well as individual) that makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in Colorado may claim an income tax credit of up to 50% of the total value of the contribution when filing your Colorado state taxes. 100% of your contribution may also be claimed as a tax deduction when filing your federal income-tax.


Marginal Federal Income Tax Rate 35.0%

Contribution $1,000.00

Tax Savings from State Tax Credit $500.00

Tax Savings from State Tax Deduction $46.00

Tax Savings from Federal Tax Deduction (Accounts for Reduced State Income Tax Deduction) $159.00

After Tax Cost of a $1000 Contribution $295.00

Please check with your tax adviser for the most current information.

 Other Ways You Can Contribute

Children’s House Preschool

Do “Bunny Bucks” at Grand Rabbit’s Toy Shoppe. When making a purchase at the store, located at 2525 Arapahoe (next to McGuckin’s), tell the clerk you would like the Bunny Bucks to go to Children’s House. Grand Rabbit’s donates 5% of the purchase price to our preschool (at no cost to you). We use these donations to buy new supplies.

Selling on Ebay?  You can now support us by donating a portion of your sale to help Children’s House.  Simply choose us as your favorite charity using this link here.

Community Supporters

We would like to thank the following supporters:

Elevations Foundation

The Elevations Foundation, a standalone 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the official charitable arm of Elevations Credit Union.  The Foundation’s primary objective is to collect and distribute funds that support charitable causes and higher education within the communities Elevations serves.  Our mission is to provide solutions for a better community.

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The Community Foundation of Boulder

Boulder County Housing and Human Services

City of Boulder Dept of Health and Human Services

The Anschutz Family Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation