Dear Preschool Families,
Welcome to Cherry Creek Early Childhood Programs! We appreciate the opportunity to share this year of your child's life with you, and look forward to a wonderful partnership. This program, emphasizes the key relationship between child, parent, and the learning environment.
Our goal is to foster the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child; to prepare them to enter kindergarten and find success in their educational career. We attempt to offer rich and satisfying experiences in a sensible progression, which allows children to proceed at their own pace without pressure. Our program strives to meet the developmental needs of all children in a creative, nurturing way. Each child is given maximum individual consideration.
Our activities focus on the process of learning versus the product of accomplishments. We want to encourage natural curiosity and a love of learning. Active learning is an integral part of our program; and active participation is the child's way of experimenting and interacting with the surroundings. Through hands-on activities children gain confidence. They learn to interact with varied materials, take turns, share, be leaders, think critically, problem solve, and make choices. Staff members work to scaffold and challenge each child at his/her appropriate level.
The classes are professionally staffed with a variety of qualified early childhood educators. In our blended classrooms we have one instructor and at least one teacher assistant who are in the classroom daily. Additionally, the special education staff (Early Childhood Special Educator, Mental Health, Speech Language teacher, and Occupational Therapist) are frequently in the classroom working with students.
The child’s family is a valued part of our program. Research has shown that the most significant influences on children's lives come from home and especially from the adults in that home. You are your child’s primary teacher. Please feel free to visit the classes at any time. We encourage families to communicate any information from your child's life or activities that will help us provide a supportive and exciting experience. The program may hold various family activities throughout the year, and you will be informed of these events by your teacher. Family involvement in the program is highly encouraged and a large part of our program. We encourage you to volunteer in your child's room, serve on the Cherry Creek Parent Advisory Council, and attend classroom events. A newsletter will keep you updated on events.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us. Respectfully Submitted,
The Early Childhood Education Team
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
- Stacia Tauscher