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We Are:

A quality, neighborhood, educational, child care center designed to provide warm, loving care, a stimulating educational curriculum, and a full range of services in support of all families. 

We Offer:

A professionally trained staff; the majority have at least 20 years experience, small group sizes, enrichment field trips in privately owned busses, age appropriate computer learning centers in all classrooms over 2 ½ years of age, curriculums which utilize the most current findings in educational research, and Denver’s most dynamic and unique outside age appropriate play areas.

When We Ask The Children:

They tell us they love incubating the baby chicks every spring, weekly music and Spanish specials, kindergarten in a real DC airplane, special summer camp activities, enrichment field trips in our school busses, and exploring in our award winning outdoor play grounds…all 8 of them.

Programs By Age:

Our child care programs engage children in hands-on experiences rather than scripted curriculum. Learning centers give children an opportunity to make choices, come up with ideas, and be creative. As play unfolds, our staff observe, listen, and reflect. They ask questions and talk to the children about what they are doing. Then they plan new and challenging classroom activities taking into consideration the individual needs of each child. By employing these scaffolding techniques, children find learning is fun while achieving heights they otherwise could not reach.

Toddlers (1yr+)

Working in partnership with parents, nurturing staff provide toddlers with individual child care in a loving, secure and engaging environment.
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Early Preschool (2yr+)

Early Preschoolers understand what it means to trust and be trusted by child care staff. Play based early preschool curriculum promotes attention, self-regulation, and self-help skills.
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Preschool (3yr-4yr)

Preschoolers engage in hands-on literacy and number activities. Social skills include the encouragement of independence and cooperation.
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Pre-kindergarten (4yr-5yr)

Pre-kindergarten means getting ready for kindergarten with age-appropriate, collaborative lessons in reading, writing, math, problem-solving, and language.
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Kindergarten (5yr-6yr)

Independent and group work, goal-setting, and critical-thinking are explored in our private kindergarten (half/full day programs) with a low teacher-to-student ratio.
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School-Age (Post Kg-12)

Before and after child care includes a variety of fun, exciting, and educational activities. During the summer add special events, field trips, and guest presenters. It all adds up to fun, fun, and more fun in the summer adventure day camp.
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Iliff Blog:

THE BLUE EYE/BROWN EYE EXPERIMENT IN RACISM

On January 19, the country was celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Here, at school, our recognition was two-fold:

First,we used our time at school to participate in community volunteering. The Kindergarten went to a younger classroom to read and talk about books. We learned a lot during our first experience with sharing our book knowledge with younger children.

Second, we participated in an experiment about racism. […]

Your Child & Pre-Kindergarten

Getting off to a good start is the objective of every parent of a 4 year old who will be entering a Prekindergarten program this fall. Whether it be in a public school district, federal Head Start program, religious institution, or privately run school or early learning center, there are signs of a quality Prekindergarten program that every parent should know.

The indoor and outdoor areas where children enjoy a play […]

Iliff Kindergarten Astronauts

Sympathetic and trusting teachers can be of use to learners, not by deciding what they are to learn but by encouraging and helping them to learn what they are already busy learning. – from the brilliant mind of John Holt

 

One of the best approaches to early learning will emphasize a studio (small or large) filled with abundant materials where real-life problem solving among peers can occur. The teacher will research […]

What is this thing called kindergarten STEM?

Mention the word STEM to an educator and you will hear these words: science, technology, engineering, and math, but mention STEM to a kindergartener and watch their faces light up with delight and as they excitedly use the words fun, invent, build, explore, dig, exciting…and the list goes on and on!

 

Every Friday morning, Miss Stephanie, founder of Gray Matters, a hands-on science program, arrives with her boxes of materials and enthralls […]