The Preschool at Columbine Elementary is an inclusive, play-based program, where children explore their world using all five senses, have plenty of opportunity to experiment, and to try out their ideas in a safe environment. We use the Creative Curriculum, a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum that serves as the foundation for planning our learning experiences both in and outside of the classroom. Our experienced teachers are certified with endorsements in Early Childhood Education. The preschool also has the support of a para-professional, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist and a community liaison.
The Preschool runs Tuesday-Friday for two half-day sessions (8:15-11:00 & 12:15-3:00). We have two classrooms: one for primary English speakers, and one for primary Spanish speakers. While, instruction and introduction of new concepts are in the child’s primary language, the two classrooms are frequently integrated. Children are exposed to both languages in ways that enrich their overall language development and also supports their enthusiasm and motivation to learn new things. Songs, games, poems, finger-plays, choice-centers activities, books and stories are all integral parts of our classrooms. We connect to the community through programs sponsored by groups such as Thorne Nature Experience, and Ecocycle, and our year is highlighted by events and celebrations that include a Thanksgiving Feasts, Gingerbread party, and Valentines Day.
We would love to tell you more about our program! Please don’t hesitate to contact our Preschool Community Liaison, Sierramay Burchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-561-2520 with any questions that you may have, or to schedule a tour!
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