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Early Childhood Education
Educational Services
Center 1
15701 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-326-1972 fax

Dr. Sheri Charles
Director, Student Achievement

Marsha Haxby
Assistant Director, ECE

Shannon Blackard

Stephanie Gianneschi

Anita Walker

Elideth Ortiz
Secretary (Child Find)

Claudia Green
Assistant to the Director of Student Achievement

Mary Winterbottom

Welcome to the APS Early Childhood Education Department

Early Childhood Education Logo 0809Mission Statement:
The mission of the Aurora Public Schools Early Childhood Education Department is to ensure that all preschool students will transition into kindergarten with the experiences and skills necessary to reach high levels of learning throughout their academic careers.

The ECE Department will provide support to the APS Vista 2015 mission:
“Teach every student the knowledge, skills and values necessary to enter college or a career and become a contributing member of society who flourishes in a diverse, dynamic world.”

The opportunities for early learning provide a strong foundation that will help to ensure academic success.

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 teachers.

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

APS Vision Statement:
Graduate every student with the choice to attend college without remediation.

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Screening Schedule 2014-2015

Preschool screening for August 2014 will begin the beginning of February 2014.  Please see screening schedule below. If you have questions regarding screening, please contact The Early Childhood Education Department at 303-364-9371. You can view more information by clicking on the Preschool Screening Tab. Click on link below for the screening schedule. 

Official Screening Schedule 2014-15 eng span 

Last Day of Preschool is Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spring Break- March 24, 2014 through March 28, 2014

No Classes during the week of Spring Break: March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Classes will resume on Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014- No Classes/Teacher Workday

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