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Jefferson Street Preschool

733 Jefferson Ave
Louisville, CO 80027

(303) 666-6080


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

The smaller group activities are out "structured time". This allows for teachers to assess the individual child's interests, capabilities. We use this as an opportunity to support later learning skills and kindergarten readiness. Our Gatherings "Circle Time" are often teacher initiated. The focus of discussion and exploration however, is initiated by the children's interests.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

More Information

  • Puzzles
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Social Interactions that are compassionate and meaningful for developing respect for ones self and ones peers.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Learning should be fun!!!

There is much to learn, experience and take in from the world and its treasures. Learning is both an individual and communal process. The early years should be full of experiences that enrich a child's present and future understanding of their world. Learning should be fun, engaging and inspiring.

A Typical Day

This is our M,W,F: Morning Schedule


~ Individual/ Small Puzzles
~ Fine motor activities: beads, lacing, sorting, writing, basic art etc.
~ Science exploration
~ Books

*Not all areas of the learning environment will be open at this time, as children will be getting settled in, getting acclimated to the classroom is gentle and less overwhelming if less activities are available.


~ Teacher lead whole group activities (books, songs, theme discussions, activities)

9:35-9:55 SNACK

~ Hand washing, manner practice and conversations

9:55-11:00 FREE PLAY W/ CLEAN UP

~ Free Play is child chosen, directed and open ended in all areas of the classroom


~ Teacher directed activities that are intended to focus on all developmental domains with a group of smaller size. This offers more time for teachers to observe and develop skill support for individual children.


~ Free Play Outdoors (weather permitting)
~Indoor activities will take place in inclement weather

12:00 PICK UP (OR)

12:00-12:30 LUNCH (M/W/F)/PICK UP for AM class

~ Lunch Bunch

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school