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Iliff’s 5 tenets of Whole Child Development

ENGAGED

Iliff students are actively engaged in learning and it is connected to the school and broader community. Our teacher facilitated play based curriculum embeds inquiry-based, experiential tasks and activities to help all of our children deepen their understanding of what they are learning and why they are learning.

SAFE

Iliff students learn in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults. Our physical, emotional, academic and social school climate is safe, friendly, and student-centered.   Our curriculum teaches, models and provides opportunities for children to practice social-emotional skills including effective listening, conflict resolution, problem solving, self- regulation and personal reflection and responsibility.

HEALTHY

Our facilities, environment and culture supports and reinforces the health and well-being of each child through

SUPPORTED

Iliff students are supported by qualified, caring adults to help them to develop to their full potential. Our school welcomes and includes all families as partners in their children’s education to encourage each student’s academic and personal growth.

CHALLENGED

Iliff students have access to a comprehensive curriculum that develops the whole child.  Our curriculum and instruction provide opportunities for students to develop critical-thinking and reasoning skills, and problem-solving competencies.

Iliff Blog

609, 2016

What’s the Hurry?

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Child Care, Kindergarten|Comments Off on What’s the Hurry?

Educator Rae Pica debunked the notion that—academically and athletically—earlier is better for children. Regarding academics Pica writes, "Kindergarten, according to a study from the University of Virginia, has become 'the new first grade.' And, based

303, 2016

Summer is around the bend…time to think about ways to save you and your child’s skin.

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Child Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer is around the bend…time to think about ways to save you and your child’s skin.

Look for broad-spectrum products rated at SPF15 or higher. Slightly greater ratings may be needed for children who tend to have longer exposure times. Apply sunscreen at least 30 mins. before sun exposure…or you may

1102, 2016

Have Kids Changed?

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Child Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Have Kids Changed?

“Kids have changed.” Over the last years we have heard this statement repeatedly from educators, parents, and the media. But have children really changed? In reality, it is society, parents, and schools that have changed.

211, 2015

Prevent Bullying

By |November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Child Care|Comments Off on Prevent Bullying

Bullying happens among people throughout their life span. As adult caregivers/educators, we cannot hear everything or be present to intervene in all that is said or done among groups or pairs of children in our