Ben Franklin Academy is a Colorado state-licensed preschool. Our learning program has been designed to nurture children’s cognitive, social, physical, and social-emotional skills with a curriculum capitalizing on their natural curiosity. Experienced, caring teachers create a safe learning space, promoting development through planned investigations and play-based activities.

Our Pre-K program aims to provide an environment that promotes the children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development. The curriculum includes hands-on activities involving large groups, small groups, and individualized learning situations.

Our teacher-student ratio is below licensing requirements, so we can personalize the environment and teaching methods to meet your child’s specific needs. Our educational program includes a variety of approaches to help support growth in all developmental and content areas.

Preschool is often the first time your child will be separated from you and familiar surroundings; so we focus on helping our little ones learn appropriate ways of relating to new friends and other adults, sharing, as well as developing self-control and responsibility in a safe, warm, loving environment.

We understand the first few years of school are vital to a child’s development, and we strive to ignite our student’s love for learning!

We know that choosing where to send your child is a big decision; in fact, we believe it’s one of the most important you’ll ever make. We’re glad you’re exploring our website to learn more, and hope you’ll consider all the advantages BFA’s preschool program can offer your young student.


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Watch this video to learn more about what makes BFA and it’s preschool a special place for our kids and their families. Please contact us if you have any questions. 


  • Our preschool curriculum is designed for children ages 3-5.
  • We focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness.
  • We are educators, rather than a daycare program; there is no before and after school care for preschoolers.
  • We use the Core Knowledge scope and sequence for Pre-K students as our primary curriculum.
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  • We offer both a Pre-K full-time and part-time (afternoon) option. 
  • Our Preschool 3’s only have a part-time option.
  • Preschoolers must be age 3 by October 1 of the current year to attend the Preschool 3’s program.
  • Preschoolers must be age 4 by October 1 of the current year to attend the Pre-K program.
  • All preschoolers must be completely potty trained before starting school.

Special Events & Traditions

  • We strive for a balance between academics and play-based learning.
  • Our students benefit from annual visits from the Tooth Fairy and Fire Department. 
  • We offer special events/activities such as Western Days, a Winter Performance, and Pre-Kindergarten Graduation. 
  • We participate in unique BFA traditions and celebrations as appropriate. 

Pre-K Full-Day Options

  • Staff-Child Ratio: 1:8
  • Your student must 4-years-old by 10/1/2024
  • Classroom maximum: 16 students
  • Mrs. Olson’s Busy Bumble Bees: MWF full day – 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 10 payments of $635
  • Mrs. Olson’s Busy Bumble Bees: T/TH full day – 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 10 payments of $450

Pre-K Half-Day Options

  • Staff-Child Ratio: 1:8
  • Your student must 4-years-old by 10/1/2024
  • Classroom maximum: 16 students
  • Mrs. Eframo’s Happy Campers: M-F 12:15 – 3:15 p.m. 10 Payments of $485
  • There is no morning option for half-day
  • This is an excellent option if you do not want your child to attend preschool full-time.

Preschool 3's Options

  • Staff-Child Ratio: 1:6
  • Your student must be 3-years-old by 10/1/2024
  • Classroom maximum: 12 students
  • Mrs. McConnell’s Adorable Owls: MWF 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 10 Payments of $400
  • Mrs. McConnell’s Adorable Owls: T/TH 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 10 Payments of $265