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Getting Started

Learn what you need to know about referring, enrolling, and tuition.

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Getting started at Anchor Center is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Refer

Getting started begins with a referral.

We recommend children see a pediatric ophthalmologist or neurologist first for an examination. Referrals can be made by pediatric ophthalmologists, neurologists, early intervention specialists, service coordinators or family members. A child with determined vision loss, with or without a diagnosis, should be referred to Anchor Center.

2. Assessments

Once a child has been refered to Anchor Center, our team will review their referral form and accompanying medical records. As part of the intake and enrollment process, we will contact the family to schedule a Functional Vision Assessment (FVA). These assessments allow teachers, therapists and family members to learn how the child uses vision. The FVA helps determine if a child will benefit from Anchor Center services.

3. Enroll

Once a child has been approved to enroll in Anchor Center’s services, our staff will help guide you through the enrollment process. Registration materials will be provided to families to prepare for a successful start in our programs.

Tuition and Fees

We never turn any child away based on an inability to pay tuition.

To help cover the cost of our services, we do charge nominal tuition for some of our programs. However, we never want this to be a deterrent to families receiving services; therefore, we offer a range of discounted rates to families thanks to the generosity of our loyal donors.

Infant Program: no charge; covered by private donations and funding from Colorado’s Early Intervention Program and local Community Centered Boards
Toddler Program: $1,600/year
Preschool Program: $2,000 – $2,400/year (depending upon placement)

Tuition agreements may be made available for review upon request.