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Early Childhood Education
Educational Services
Center 2
15751 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-326-1972 fax

Suzanne Rougier
ECE Director

Jessica Loren
Assistant to the Director

Marsha Haxby

Cynthia Andrews

Anita Walker

Debra McCammond

Michelle Tanner
Secretary (ECE)

Wendy Dalrymple
Secretary (Child Find)

Mary Winterbottom

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.




Getting Ready for Kindergarten:
Getting Ready for Kindergarten Poster - D3 SP Kindergarten Information Meeting 2015 (2) APS Kindergarten Infor Meeting 2016 French APS Kindergarten InforMeeting 2016 (Karen) APS Kindergarten Info 2016 (Somali)
APS Kinder Info Meeting 2016 ARABIC Translation APS Kindergarten Info Meeting 2016Burmese APS Kinder Info Meeting 2016 NEPALI Microsoft Word - APS Kinder Info Meeting 2016 AMHARIC doc Microsoft Word - APS Kinder Info Meeting 2016 CHINESE


Preschool Calendar for 2016-2017 below; please click on link. NOTE- some schools that are on a construction calendar/innovative calendar and will be different.
Preschool Calendar English - Spanish 2016-2017




News Articles

Upcoming Preschool Screening in July and August 2016

Please click on the link below for our upcoming screenings in July and August 2016
Screening flyer July and August

Upcoming preschool screening in July 2016!

Please click on the links below for an upcoming preschool screening opportunity, July 2016:

Screen Flyer July 22 English
Screen Flyer July 22 Espanol

Boston Elementary School – Additional Screening for Preschool

Boston (1365  Boston Street, 80010)
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.


Last Day of Preschool

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 last day of preschool

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Upcoming Events
2:00 pm APS Preschool Screening
APS Preschool Screening
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: THIS APS PRESCHOOL SCREENING IS FOR ALL APS LOCATIONS!APS Preschool Screening Dates and LocationsPlease attend one of the following offered screenings. Screenings last approximately 30 – 45 minutes depending on number of families waiting.Friday,[...]
all-day First Day for Returning ECE Faci...
First Day for Returning ECE Faci...
Aug 1 all-day
Location: Individual Sites Time: Individual site start/end times Report to Individual site for classroom set up
Early Childhood Development