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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)

Wendy Dalrymple
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.

 

 

 

Getting Ready for Kindergarten:
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PRESCHOOL SCREENING INFORMATION: PLEASE CLICK ON THE ENROLLMENT TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION!

 

News Articles

No School – March 11th and March 28th through April 1st

No School- March 11, 2016- Teacher Workday
Spring Break- March 28, 2016 - April 1, 2016

No School – February 4th, 5th, 15th

No School:
February 4th- Teacher In-Service day
February 5th- Parent Conference Exchange day
February 15th- President's Day

No School – January 18, 2016

No School on Monday, January 18, 2016; Martin Luther King JR. Day

Winter Break – No Classes

Friday, December 18, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016


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Upcoming Events
Feb
17
Wed
8:00 am APS Preschool Screening for 2016-17
APS Preschool Screening for 2016-17
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Aurora Public Schools Preschool Program provides high-quality early learning opportunities. Children who attend high-quality preschools enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, larger vocabularies and stronger basic math skills than those who do not. APS offers preschool classes at[...]
Feb
18
Thu
5:30 pm Getting Ready for Kindergarten P...
Getting Ready for Kindergarten P...
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Early Childhood Education supported area Headstart programs by providing the Getting Ready for Kindergarten Workshops. Over 100 families participated in the event. This family-friendly workshop provides information about how parents who have children who will[...]
Feb
24
Wed
8:00 am APS Preschool Screening for 2016-17
APS Preschool Screening for 2016-17
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Aurora Public Schools Preschool Program provides high-quality early learning opportunities. Children who attend high-quality preschools enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, larger vocabularies and stronger basic math skills than those who do not. APS offers preschool classes at[...]
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