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Mt Zion Lutheran Preschool

1680 Balsam Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

(303) 443-8477


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We provide a safe, loving atmosphere where children ages 1 year -5 years old grow through developmentally appropriate learning actives and centers to develop the whole child.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We are a small center, where families are part of their child's education, growth and daily experiences.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Children learn about their world through developmentally appropriate activities, routines and daily schedules. Working together with each other they learn how to work as individuals and with their friends.

From the Director:

Mt. Zion staff are highly qualified with degrees and course work in Early Childhood Education. All staff meet State qualifications as well as continuing education requirements.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All classes meet the ratio's required by Social Services. We maintain small numbers to ensure one on one care.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mt. Zion Preschool is a home away from home. We provide all day child care, in addition to preschool instruction, where parents know their child is loved and cared for as they are at home.

A Typical Day

Time Activity
7:00 - 8:00 Early Start
8:00 - 9:00 Learning Centers
9:00 - 9:30 Clean Up/Prayer/Snack
9:30 - 10:00 Theme/Unit Activity
10:00 - 10:30 Learning Centers/Recess
10:30 - 10:55 Jesus Time/Circle Time
11:00 - 11:30 Outside Recess/Gym
11:30 - 11:50 Lunch
11:50 - 12:00 Clean Up/Bathroom Break
12:00 - 2:00 Naptime
2:00 -3:00 Learning Centers
3:00 - 3:15 Clean Up/ Bathroom
3:15 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 4:30 Gym
4:30 - 6:00 Leaning Activities

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Mt. Zion staff partnership with parents to provide the very best care for each individual child. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's life at school. We have an open door policy for all families.

Modes of Communication

  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

All children may at time deal with separation anxiety. Mt. Zion staff are trained and prepared to handle each case as needed.