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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

3103, 2015

An ounce of prevention goes a long way when caring for children at home or in child care.

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: Child Care|Comments Off on An ounce of prevention goes a long way when caring for children at home or in child care.

Effective discipline begins when a child is born…not after problems pop up. In order to prevent problems, parents and teachers need to examine their own behavior first; then look at the environment, review how they

2002, 2015

What Can You Do To Help Your Child Learn To Read And Be Kindergarten Ready?

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Kindergarten|Comments Off on What Can You Do To Help Your Child Learn To Read And Be Kindergarten Ready?

When you are reading with your pre-kindergartener: 1. Point to words. 2. Talk about the printed words, like “This word starts with a p and ends with a p.” 3. Ask your child questions. Ask