Our play-based mixed-age preschool classrooms are open from 7am-6pm year-round!
Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks are provided. Classrooms are mixed ages 2 1/2 -- 5 years old.
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Washington Street Community Center provides a rich learning environment with a developmentally appropriate curriculum, and environments designed to meet the needs of Pre-K children. Our program is designed to enhance children’s development in the following areas: creativity, self-expression, decision making, problem solving, responsibility, independence, sense of exploration and reasoning. With our mixed-aged classrooms we successfully promote peer-learning, compassion and leadership. We are proud to offer a program which promotes the safety and well-being of each child through a play-based philosophy and strong emphasize on community building. We use Creative Curriculum® based upon the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines. This unit and inquiry based curriculum allows teachers to create, individualize, and implement social, emotional, physical and intellectual lessons that meet needs at various stages of development.
WHAT MAKES US SHINE
WSCC Preschool is proud to be a 4- star Colorado Shines Early Childhood Quality Program. In addition, we are members of the Denver Preschool Program and work closely with the Denver Early Childhood Council who provide our teachers with coaching, access to professional development and funding for the classrooms.
At WSCC, we have a strong belief that each child should build close connections - not only with their their peers, but also their teachers. For this reason, we choose to maintain a 1 to 8 adult to child ratio. This allows every child to receive individualized attention throughout the day and to ensure a high quality of care.
WSCC wants children to experience an array of activities to extend their learning. We work with community partners to offer various enrichment classes throughout the year, such as: Art, Soccer, Tae Kwon do, Music, Yoga, Dance and more! Each class is 30 minutes long and held in two groups, from 3:30pm-4pm or 4-4:30pm. Tuition for for 8-week sessions is $64.
Each year, WSCC works with community partners like the Denver Urban Gardens, Bee Safe West Wash Park, and The Table to provide our students with hands-on Seed to Plate nutritional education. Our gardening program teaches our students about responsibility, sustainability, and nutrition; impressing upon them techniques, nutrition awareness and skills that will serve them for a lifetime, and empower them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves.
7:00 - 8:00AM BEFORE-CARE*
8:00 - 8:30AM OUTSIDE/OPEN CENTERS
Embedded multiple time throughout the day to encourage natural curiosity and self-driven exploration. Each day materials, activities and centers are open for the children to play, interact and engage with their environment and peers.
8:30 - 8:45AM WIGGLE GROUP
8:45 - 9:00AM COMMUNITY CIRCLE
To center this time of day we focus on a “Question of the Day”, which extends our learning, promotes deeper inquiry on our most current learning unit, and connects our classroom to the greater world around us.
9:00 - 9:30AM BREAKFAST
9:30 - 9:45AM COMMUNITY CIRCLE
9:45 - 10:45AM OPEN LEARNING CENTERS
10:45 - 11:00AM LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
11:00 - 11:30AM OUTSIDE TIME
11:30 - 12:00PM STORY TIME
12:00 - 12:45PM LUNCH
12:45 - 3:00PM STORY & REST TIME
3:00 - 3:30PM SNACK TIME & OPEN CENTERS
3:30 - 4:15PM OUTSIDE TIME
4:15 - 5:00PM OPEN LEARNING CENTERS
5:00 - 6:00PM AFTER-CARE*
*Before- and after-care options available
Mon - Branflakes, Apples, 1% Milk
Tues - French Toast, Mandarin Oranges, 1% Milk
Wed - Gingerbread, Oranges, 1% Milk
Thurs - English Muffin, Peaches, 1% Milk
Fri - Oatmeal, Bananas, 1% Milk
Mon - Herb-baked Chicken, Salad, Potatoes, Cornbread, 1% Milk
Tues - Split Pea Soup, Turkey, Squash, Beets, Whole Wheat Roll, 1% Milk
Wed - Turkey Tetrazzini, Peppers & Mushrooms, Pasta, Salad, 1% Milk
Thurs - Turkey, Cheddar, Wheat Bread, Applesauce, Broccoli, 1% Milk
Fri - Black Beans, Brown Rice, Grilled Bell Peppers, Lettuce & Tomatoes, Shredded Cheddar, 1% Milk
Mon - Yogurt, Mangoes, Water
Tues - Cottage Cheese, Seasonal Berries, Water
Wed - Sliced Cheese, Whole Wheat Crackers, Water
Thurs - Couscous with Parmesan, Fresh Fruit Salad, Water
Fri - Brown Rice Cakes, Seasonal Fruit, Water
This center participated in the Child and Adult Food Program.
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Substitutions are available.