Standing with the Aurora Community
APS Vision: Graduate every student with the choice to attend college without remediation.
Mission 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.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no school on Wednesdays)
Preschool student attendance days for 2012-2013 will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Preschool students will not attend school on Wednesday). If your child is going to be absent or arriving late, please call our office at 303-363-0484.
- 8:45 am - 11:30 am or 9:30 am - 12:15 pm morning sessions
- 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm or 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm afternoon sessions
Child Find Testing: Call 303-340-0859 x28344 for additional information or concerns regarding your child's development.
Colorado Preschool Program: classrooms are in session Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Hours vary per class. No school on Wednesdays. Classroom teachers are using Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD) Objectives for Development and Learning assessment system. TS GOLD is an observational assessment tool designed to assess how children develop and learn. For additional information regarding our curriculum, please visit the ECE website at http://ece.aurorak12.org/curriculum/
LCDC families, our Scholastic Book Fair is coming!
We will kick off our book fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences this spring!
When: Wednesday March 13 through Friday March 22, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: book fair will be located in our multi-purpose room (school gym)
Help support our school and help us earn free books by making purchases and/or donating spare/loose change to our $1 for the books program!
Familias de Laredo CDC,
Vamos a tener la feria de libros Scholastic durante las conferencias entre padres y maestras.
Cuando: Miercoles 13 de Marzo hasta el 22 de Marzo 2013
Donde?: en el gymnacio de la escuela
Horario: de 8:30 a.m. hasta las 3:30 p.m.
Esperamos verlos ahi!
- To learn more about the APS Preschool Program and view the screening schedules for 2013-2014, please click here.
- For further information please contact the ECE Dept. at 303-364-9371.
Screening procedures for the Colorado Preschool Program and Tuition Based Preschool, are a 3-step process:
Note: The APS Preschool Program has limited availability. Participation in this 3-step process does not guarantee placement. For additional questions, please call the Early Childhood Education Department at 303-364-9371.
Your child's birth certificate is required at the time of screening for age verification. If your name does not appear on the child's birth certificate, you MUST bring legal documentaion of guardianship.
*Children must be 3 or 4 years old, on or before, October 1, 2013 in order to be screened for the 2013-14 school year. Students are not placed on a first come basis. Placement does not begin until all scheduled screenings are completed. Due to limited space, attendance of a screening does not guarantee placement. If you have questions regarding this process please call 303-364-9371.
Preschool families and staff, Thank You for supporting our Labels for Education program last school year! We were able to collect a total of 6,000 points in Labels for Education towards our school. Your hard efforts in collecting and submitting UPC labels and bottle caps (*see participating product list) allowed us to purchase a giant parachute for our school playground for our students to enjoy! Let's continue collecting this year and thank you for your continued support ~
Laredo Child Development Center
(collection box located in our main office)
Clip and Earn Free Stuff for Your School
Step 1: Clip
Clip and save UPCs and beverage caps from participating products. Check out the complete list here.
Step 2: Give
Give the UPCs and beverage caps to your school’s coordinator- when the whole school participates, the points really add up!
Step 3: Earn FREE Stuff for Your School!
Your school can redeem Labels for Education points for FREE educational resources! Click here to visit the Merchandise Catalog.
Step 4: Keep Connecting & Collecting
Be sure to sign up for My School to get connected with your school community and coordinator.
Click here to select your school and start connecting!
Every school in the state of Colorado has been charged with developing a Unified Improvement Plan. The plan is to identify areas of improvement and develop strategies for growth. The entire LCDC staff has contributed to the development of our Unified Improvement Plan. The process began by looking at our school’s data, identifying belief statements and planning action steps to improve our instruction. The next step is to share it with our families. At our Parent Coffee on January 25, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. we will be presenting our Unified Improvement Plan and providing time for families to ask questions. Please click the link below to view LCDC’s most up-to-date Unified Improvement Plan.
If you are unable to make the Parent Coffee in January and have further questions about our Unified Improvement Plan, please contact Shannon Blackard or Nicole Millward, 303-363-0484.
Last school year, our preschool teachers participated in extensive professional development with Marilyn Duncan, author of
The Kindergarten Book. Her research showed that preschool-age children, who are read to and are exposed to literacy at an early age, do better in school and become better learners.
Last year we had a total of over 5,000 books read by our families and students. Our goal this year, is to continue to implement and support a Family Reading Program within our school and partner with families to reach a minimum of 1,000 books read by or to every preschooler before they transition to Kindergarten.
Our school is going to create a reading caterpillar that will extend from one end of the building to the other. The caterpillar’s body parts will represent 10 books read by or to each student. Every time a student reads or is read a total of 10 books, the caterpillar with gain a new body piece.
Please use the attached reading chart to track the books you are reading with your child. Return the form to the classroom teacher with your signature when you have 10 books read.