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APS Vision: Every student shapes a successful future. 

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. 

APS 2020 Mission: “In partnership with our community, we accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to shape successful futures. 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. 

Student Enrollment: LCDC office will be closed for summer break starting June 15 - July 14, 2017. If you have been assigned a preschool spot at our school and need to enroll your child into preschool, please do so before June 13th or anytime starting July 19th. 

Preschool student attendance days for 2017-2018 will be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Preschool students will not attend school on Fridays. If your child is going to be absent or arriving late, please call our office at 303-363-0484.

Preschool Hours: (no school on Fridays)

  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pm  morning sessions
  • 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm  afternoon sessions

Child Find Testing: Call 303-326-3631 ext. 28431 for additional information or concerns regarding your child's development.

Colorado Preschool Program: classrooms are in session Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is No school on Fridays. 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’s Spring Resource Fair

On Wednesday, April 18th LCDC held its annual Community Resource Fair. We are fortunate to have established strong partnerships within our community. If you were unable to attend the resource fair, or need additional information, please access the links below. Resources include; summer programs, parenting supports, kindergarten readiness, and health and well-being information.   

  • LCDC Preschool Info – Kinder Info/Summer Resources



  • LCDC Nurse – Summer Safety and Health Resources



  • LCDC Psychologist – Social Emotional Supports


  • Aurora Public Library – Summer Programs



  • City of Aurora Parks & Recreation – Summer in the city!



  • The Spring Institute – Adult Ed Programs



  • PASCO – Home Health Care



  • Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Dentistry



  • SafeCare – Family Support Programs



  • Kids Clinic – Student Well-being



  • APS Medicaid – Food Pantry Info/Insurance Info.




2018 Kindergarten Fieldtrip

Dear Parents and 2018-2019 Kindergarten Students,

We would like to invite you and your child to a special day at your child’s future elementary school on Friday, April 27, 2018.  During this time, families will be able to take a tour of the school, see a kindergarten classroom, and meet with staff members at the school. Please plan to go to the elementary school where your child will attend kindergarten.  *If your child will be attending a school that is not listed, you may attend a tour at any of the schools listed below.

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Time: Varies by school, please see below


  • Altura Elementary 9:00-10:15
  • Clyde Miller P-8 10:00 – 11:00
  • Elkhart Elementary 9:00-10:00
  • Laredo Elementary 9:15-10:15
  • Sable Elementary 9:00-10:30
  • Sixth Avenue Elementary 9:30-10:30
  • Tollgate Elementary TBD
  • Vaughn Elementary 9:30-10:30


Details: Preschool families with children who will be 5 by October 1, 2018 are encouraged to attend.  Transportation to and from the elementary school should be provided by the family.


Please RSVP to Laredo Child Development Center at 303-363-0484 by April 20, 2018.


LCDC Staff

*If you are unsure which school your child will be attending, you may use this link to look up your home school.  http://aurorak12.org/schools/address-lookup-tool/






Community Resource Fair – April 18

Laredo CDC Families, 

The end of the year is fast approaching and we wanted to invite you to our last parent coffee and parent day of the school year. 

We will be hosting a Community Resource Fair in the school gym on Wednesday, April 18th, where we will provide you with resources from the community and summer programs for you and your family. You will also have an opportunity to attend Parent Day either before the resource fair or afterwards. Please see times listed on the flier below:


Thank you for your continued support! 

April is College and Career Success Month in APS!

April is College and Career Success Month in APS!

It is never too early for students to start planning for college and career success!

That is the message Aurora Public Schools is spreading this April in celebration of College and Career Success Month. Staff members across the district are hosting a variety of events that encourage students to prepare for their futures. From career fairs to college tours, an all-girl technology camp, SAT/ACT preparation and more, students are engaging in valuable experiences.

As part of our strategic plan, APS 2020: Shaping the Future, every APS student starting in kindergarten develops a plan for his or her future. These plans will evolve as they move through grade levels. Students’ plans should reflect their interests and help them regularly set and meet goals.

We know that parents are our students' first teachers and play a vital role in influencing their futures. It is never too early to start talking to children about their dreams, goals and careers that they are interested in learning more about. Below are a few suggestions to begin these conversations:

  • Talk to your children...and talk to them often. Have open and honest conversations with your students about their hopes, passions, dreams and plans. Work together to set goals and to obtain the resources and help that you need.
  • Share your own stories with them about your career journey. Explain your process--the ups, downs and everything in between. Our students learn from our successes and our mistakes.
  • Help your children explore careers that align with their goals. Seek mentorships from trusted family members, friends or colleagues who are in your child’s field of interest.
  • Go on "family field trips." Take the time to explore local colleges and universities in your area. Going on a road trip? Make some quick stops to tour campuses along the way.

Please know the school and counseling support staff at your children's schools are there to help you and your family navigate through this process.

To learn more about college and career success, visit ccs.aurorak12.org



¡Abril es el mes del Éxito en la Universidad y Carrera en APS!

¡Nunca es demasiado pronto para que los estudiantes comiencen a hacer planes para tener éxito en la universidad y en sus carreras!  

Ese es el mensaje que las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora envían durante el mes de abril, para celebrar el Mes del Éxito en la Universidad y Carrera. Los miembros del personal a lo largo del distrito han organizado una variedad de eventos que animan a los estudiantes a prepararse para sus futuros. Desde ferias de carreras, hasta visitas a las universidades, campamentos de tecnología para niñas, preparación para los cursos SAT/ACT y más, los estudiantes participarán en experiencias muy valiosas.

Como parte de nuestro plan estratégico, APS 2020: Shaping the Future, todos los estudiantes de APS desarrollan un plan para su futuro, empezando desde el kínder.  Estos planes evolucionarán conforme cambien de grado escolar. Los planes de los estudiantes deben reflejar sus intereses y ayudarles a establecer y alcanzar sus metas de manera regular.

Sabemos que los padres son los primeros maestros de nuestros estudiantes y juegan un papel fundamental al influenciar sus futuros. Nunca es demasiado pronto para comenzar a hablar con los niños sobre sus sueños, metas y las carreras que les interesan y que desean conocer más a fondo. A continuación, les ofrecemos algunas sugerencias útiles para iniciar estas conversaciones:  

  • Hablen con sus hijos… y háganlo con frecuencia. Tengan conversaciones abiertas y honestas con sus hijos acerca de sus ilusiones, pasiones y planes.  Trabajen juntos para establecer metas y obtener los recursos y la ayuda que necesitan. 
  • Compartan con ellos sus propias historias y experiencias de Carrera. Explíquenles su proceso, los altibajos y todo lo demás. Nuestros estudiantes aprenden de nuestros éxitos y de nuestros errores.  
  • Ayuden a sus hijos a explorar carreras que coincidan con sus metas. Busquen consejos de familiares de confianza, amigos o colegas que trabajen en el área de interés de sus hijos.  
  • Hagan “paseos familiares”. Tómense el tiempo para explorar las universidades de su área. ¿Van a salir de viaje por carretera? Hagan paradas en el camino para conocer algunas universidades.  


Tengan por seguro que el personal y los consejeros de apoyo de la escuela de sus hijos están disponibles para ayudar a su familia a lo largo de este proceso.  

Para conocer más sobre el éxito en la Universidad y Carrera, acudan al sitio:  ccs.aurorak12.org.


Summer Resource

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER? Do you have an aspiring actor? Are your kids wanting to learn to mountain bike? As a parent, are you concerned about summertime learning loss? Do you need reliable before and after camp care? ReSchool Colorado, a local non-profit organization, has partnered with Blueprint4 Summer to offer a FREE, mobile friendly, web-based resource to help families research and plan their summer learning activities.

Blueprint4 Summer Colorado (blueprint4summer.com/co)allows families to search for camp sessions in a variety of ways, including: activity type (sports, dance, stem, music, etc), scholarship availability, before and aftercare options, cost, location and much more. Though not required, parents can sign-up for a FREE Blueprint4 Summer CO account and bookmark their favorite summer sessions, save their search results, and print a calendar that maps out the summer plans, color-coded for each of their children (final camp registration must be completed with the camp provider).

Check it out today! blueprint4summer.com/co

Disclaimer: The information provided through this database include potential resources for families. The Aurora Public Schools has not vetted the organizations listed and is not endorsing or supporting them, the information on their websites, or any products or services. The district does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained.


¿ESTÁ LISTO PARA EL VERANO? ¿Tiene un aspirante a actor? ¿Sus hijos quieren aprender a montar bicicleta de montaña? Como padre, ¿le preocupa la pérdida de aprendizaje durante el verano? ¿Necesita cuidado confiable antes y después del campamento de verano? ReSchool Colorado, una organización local sin fines de lucro, se ha asociado con Blueprint4 Summer para ofrecer un recurso en línea, GRATUITO y fácil de usar, para ayudar a las familias a investigar y planificar sus actividades de aprendizaje durante el verano.

Blueprint4 Summer Colorado (blueprint4summer.com/co) permite a las familias buscar sesiones de campamento de maneras diferentes, incluyendo: tipo de actividad (deportes, baile, tecnología, computación, música, etc.), disponibilidad de becas, opciones de cuidado antes y después, costo, ubicación y mucho más. Aunque no es obligatorio, los padres pueden inscribirse en una cuenta GRATUITA de Blueprint4 Summer CO y marcar sus sesiones de verano favoritas, guardar sus resultados de búsqueda e imprimir un calendario que traza los planos de verano codificados por colores para cada uno de sus hijos. La inscripción debe completarse con el proveedor del campamento.

¡Revíselo hoy! blueprint4summer.com/co

Aviso legal:  La información proporcionada a través de esta base de datos incluye recursos potenciales para las familias. Las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora no han investigado a las organizaciones citadas y no las respaldan o apoyan, tampoco a sus páginas de Internet, o a ninguno de sus productos o servicios. El distrito no controla o garantiza la certeza, relevancia, puntualidad o integridad de la información contenida.

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Upcoming Events
  • April 30, 2018

    Scholastic Book Fair

  • May 4, 2018

    Professional Release Day - 1/2 Day for Students

  • May 4, 2018

    Kindergarten Field Trip

  • May 10, 2018

    Field Day for Students