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Center 2
15751 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-364-9371
303-326-1972 fax

Suzanne Rougier
ECE Director

Jessica Loren
Assistant to the Director

Marsha Haxby
Coordinator

Cynthia Andrews
Coordinator

Anita Walker
Coordinator

Debra McCammond
Coordinator

Michelle Tanner
Secretary (ECE)

Elideth Ortiz
Secretary (Child Find)

Mary Winterbottom
Specialist

Welcome to the APS Early Childhood Education Department

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Early Childhood in Aurora Public Schools

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Aurora Public Schools Early Childhood Education Department is: 

‘To provide the foundational opportunities that ensure all early childhood learners will engage in and benefit from their experiences to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to reach high levels of learning for future success’

We do this by:

  • Ensuring quality preschool programming where all stakeholders (state, county, community, district, schools, and families) form reciprocal partnerships to provide preschool to children of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Delivering instruction that is facilitated by highly qualified and highly effective teaching staff.
  • Providing programming that is child-centered and based on solid research practices.
  • Using a curriculum aligned to state standards, state developmental guidelines and is responsive to student needs.

ECE Programming Options and Family (Partnerships) Involvement:

A menu of programming options includes full day and half day preschool to meets the diverse needs of the families in the Aurora Public Schools Community.

The Early Childhood Education Department strives to involve the family by emphasizing the important role they play in their child’s education and support families in their roles as nurturers and as their child’s first teacher.

Evaluating Program Quality:

The Early Childhood Education department remains involved in the School Readiness Project. The School Readiness Project utilizes the new Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to ensure that all preschools and child care centers are of the highest quality.

Assessment in ECE:

Early Childhood Assessment creates opportunities to know children well especially when multiple perspectives are utilized to determine what children know and can do in all areas of development and academics.  Ongoing assessment during the course of a school year guides our teachers in planning and providing children meaningful learning experiences and allows them a way to monitor each child’s individual progress and document on-going growth.

 

 

News Articles

First Day of Preschool 2015-2016

Preschool will start on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fulton- August 11, 2015
Mosley P8- September 15, 2015
Vista PEAK- August 17, 2015
Lyn Knoll- TBD

DIAL Appointments for New Preschool Students 2015-2016

DIAL: Wednesday, August 5th, Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th. This will be building based.

TS GOLD Finalization due at the end of the day May 14, 2015

TS GOLD Spring Checkpoint window open May 1- May 14, 2015

 


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