Why Blue Lake?
We are Blue Lake Preschool
Support from our families – past and present – as well as the generosity of our community has allowed Blue Lake Preschool to fill a need that far exceeds simply caring for children in our valley.
As the valley has grown, so has our school. Because our community requires more childcare, we’re expanding in our most permanent way yet with the purchase of a new and larger home for Little Blue Preschool in downtown Carbondale.
With strong roots in our valley, we’re seeking your support to help us grow. Your tax exempt gift directly supports children’s education and makes our community stronger.
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WINTER – SPRING 2021
News And Press
Press Release: September 30, 2021
Little Blue Preschool in Carbondale is an extension of Blue Lake Preschool in El Jebel, a non-profit childcare center with a 28 year history in the valley. Little Blue Preschool first opened its doors in 2015 to offer additional, much needed care in the mid-valley. Originally housed at a rental property, Little Blue Preschool has now set roots with the purchase and renovation of a permanent, single family home in downtown Carbondale.
Officially opening in July 2021, the new Little Blue Preschool is located at 55 N. 7th Street and is home to 3 classrooms, providing care to 47 children in the mid-valley. Thanks to its increased square footage, Little Blue Preschool was able to increase its capacity by 22%, opening up 8 new spots to children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, four of which were coveted infant spots.
Aspen Times Article
A renovated child day care in Carbondale could double its capacity in the near future with support from the community.