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Childrens Day Pre-School & Kindergarden

7530 West 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

(303) 432-8852


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We have a 3 hour play-based curriculum. We work on themes that change about every 2 weeks. We strve to provide an environment rich in problem soleving and self help activities. All of our centers have a pre-academic expectation to them. Our time is divided between larger multi-age group and small age appropriate groups to meet each individual childs needs and growth expectations.

A Typical Day

8:30 Children arrive with a small group activitie
8:45 Roll, weather, small group age appropriate question and answer time.
9:00 Centers begin ages mixed
10:00 Clean up
10:10 Gross motor (recess)
10:30 Wash up and Snack
10:50 Show & Share and Story time
(age appropriate)
11:10 Music time large group
11:30 time to go home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly newsletters are available on-line and in written form
Annual calander is given out at the beginning of the year
Conferences held in December to prepare parents for the remaining year and give and idea of readiness for Kindergarten.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to kiss their children, wave goodbye and leave quickly to lesson anxiety of parents leaving. Children will wave at the window and settle faster.