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Washington Park Early Learning

1955 East Arizona Avenue
Denver, CO 80210-1803

(303) 777-2703


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" At WPELC we believe children learn best through their play experiences and emphasis on social-emotional development. Students have the opportunity to explore and enrich their world physically, emotionally, and intellectually—toward optimum growth. The teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum full of open-ended and hands-on learning opportunities. Language, science, math, dramatic play, social studies, art, and music are offered in an integrated curriculum supporting the tenet that all of these areas are interconnected and occur together in everyday life. WPELC’s program balances free play and choice time with structured group and individual activities.
Our teachers respect, support, and encourage each child’s learning style and pace to foster each child’s self-esteem, individuality, and creativity. They help students develop a stronger love of learning and the courage to question and explore by offering many opportunities to create and solve problems and by modeling and advocating diverse solutions. At WPELC teachers emphasize the process rater than the product.
It is essential that each child develops a caring attitude toward other children and learns the importance of working together. WPELC supports these beliefs by respecting and celebrating all children, their families, and their diverse backgrounds and cultures. Strong emphasis is placed on peaceful, mutually acceptable resolutions to problems or conflicts.
Excerpted from the preschool's website