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Great Escape

5894 S Datura St
Littleton, CO 80120

Phone:
(303) 794-0707

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The Great Escape parent's day out program is offered for children ages 12 month (and walking) through under three years. Parent's may sign their child up for this program for as little as one day a week, up to four days per week.

The Great Escape preschool program is available for children ages three through six years. The preschool program is available either two or four days per week. The two day per week option is offered with a choice of either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

Great Escape also offers an enrichment class for preschool attendees in addition to the two or four day program. This class is held on the first and third Friday of every month.

Tuition for all classes is $110 for 1 day/week; $220 for 2 days/week; $300 for 3 days/week; $400 for 4 days/week; The enrichment class is $50 /month

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We strive to provide a safe environment, which will foster the joy of learning and help develop each child's God given potential. Great Escape creates an environment that is supportive of the child's actions and language while giving opportunities for choices, decision making and problem solving while building confidence in their own abilities Great Escape accepts new registration throughout the year, based on availability.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Every Great Escape classroom is staffed with two teachers. In every classroom there is at least one teacher that is group lead qualified, although often times both teachers have this qualification.

Every staff member has current CPR and First Aid certification. Staff is also required to perform 15 hours of professional development each year, and has undergone a thorough background check prior to being placed in the classroom.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Great Escape is an outreach ministry of Littleton United Methodist Church dedicated to providing parents a program meeting the needs of children in a positive, loving, Christian atmosphere. Our program is designed to meet their needs at each stage of development. Each day is full of planned activities, which contribute to the individual child's socialization and enjoyment. Each child is provided developmentally appropriate activities, which encourage growth socially, physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation