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Individualized Programs in Preschool

Good programs in preschool should be individualized so that each child’s experiences match his or her developmental abilities. Developmentally appropriate programs emphasize the following:
1. Active exploration of the environment.
2. Self-directed, hands-on learning activities.
3. A balance […]

Help Your Child Play

Decades of research have demonstrated that play is more than just fun and games.  Through play, children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems, and discover their potential.  What can […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]