Backpack Early Learning Academy (BELA)

Bela Program

What is BELA?

BELAThe purpose of BELA is to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment for prekindergarten children to ensure their success with future learning in school and beyond.

View or download the Backpack Parent Handbook here: English | Spanish.

About Our Staff

  • Staff is highly qualified and trained in early childhood education
  • Student/Teacher ratio is 15:2


  • On-going, age appropriate assessments


  • Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Incredible Years Dinosaur School
  • Handwriting Without Tears

Disrtict Preschools Located

  • Cedaredge
  • Delta (1/2 & Full Day Options Available)
  • Hotchkiss
  • Paonia
  • Partner Preschools: Little Sprouts, Cedaredge & North Fork Montessori at Crawford

Supported By

  • Delta County School District
  • Colorado Preschool Program
  • Child Find
  • Head Start
  • Various Grant/Private Funds

To request services or more information, please email or bring in the Demographic Form provided through the link below for Delta Family Center Family Advocate to contact you. DFC Demographic Form

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