Kindergarten

About Our Program

Prepare your child for success in first grade and beyond at the Auraria Early Learning Center!  

  • Foundational curriculum introduces reading and literacy, math, science, social studies, fine arts, and physical education
  • Individualized teaching, with an emphasis on cultivating children’s sense of wonder and discovery 
  • Full- or half-day programs available, with healthy meals included 
  • Small classroom—maximum enrollment of 24 children, with a very low 1:8 child-to-teacher ratio (in comparison, the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services requires a 1:30 child-to-teacher ratio for public kindergarten classes)
  • Warm, nurturing environment supports and extends social/emotional development, with opportunities for self-expression through language, art, and dramatic play 

Testimonials

“Auraria Early Learning Center’s Kindergarten program more than prepared our daughter for elementary school. She learned basic skills and received a differentiated learning focus that enabled her to enter the primary grades at an advanced level.” – Allyson Mendenhall & Eliot Hoyt 

"Our first daughter received an excellent foundation while in kindergarten at AELC. So, when our second child was ready for kindergarten, it was a no brainer to enroll her, as well. In addition to the great education, as a working parent, it was fantastic to have access to wonderful before and after school care, as well as nutritious meals.” – Rob Byers

"We were so happy with our experience at the Auraria Early Learning Center! It was the first time our kids were in school, and they came to love the teachers and friends like family. Even more, when they left the AELC and went to a new school, they were both above the learning curve when compared to other students. We highly recommend AELC and are sad our girls couldn't stay there even longer." – Former CU Denver student


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