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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.

Iliff Blog:

Help Your Child Become A Problem Solver

Preschoolers who can solve their own problems feel confident and enjoy learning. They are willing to make mistakes and learn from them. You can help by:

Pointing out that it takes time to learn something new. Explain that learning takes a while and practice will make it better.
Remind your child that problems help “grow brains”. Remind your child that he or she knows how to do lots of thing by practicing.
Work […]

Preschool vs. Daycare

I just received another call asking me if Iliff is a preschool or a day care. Why do we as a society try to separate early education and care? After all the best programs are all carefully designed to encourage children’s cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development.

Maybe part of the reason for the separation is that parents see staff sitting on the floor to teach or holding children when they are […]

Kindergarten Art Walk

A big thanks to Christine and Maureen from the REACH OUT AND READ COLORAD team, reachoutandreadco.org, for helping us sort and count donations collected from our 4th annual First Friday Art Walk. With the help of the kindergarten class, we counted 728 books to be distributed to hundreds of distribution points including Denver Health Montebello, Denver Health School-Based Clinics, Stout Street Health Clinic, Inner City Health, Clinica Colorado, Rocky Mt. […]

Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Friedrich Froebel

Over 175 years ago, Froebel asserted that children learn best through play and hands –on exploration in a nurturing and carefully planned environment. He believed that a child naturally loves discovery in nature, music, and movement and that rhymes and stories should be the basis […]