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Early Learning Preschool Program

 Is your preschooler ready to embark on a road full of fun and learning?

Building Blocks and Stepping Stones are fun and nurturing classes for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds to play, learn, grow and socialize at their own pace. The Building Blocks and Stepping Stones part-day preschool programs (classes are M, W, F and meet for two hours and 45 minutes) are designed to meet the academic, social and physical needs of youngsters by providing a stimulating, safe and healthy environment. Lessons are fostered through play at this young age to develop a love of learning. Small classes promote social, emotional, fine and gross motor, cognitive and language development. The positive atmosphere increases self-esteem, creativity, risk taking and problem solving abilities and encourages the development of new ideas and new friends.

Your child will have access to both indoor and outdoor facilities of the Louisville Recreation Center, providing an expanded number of options for your child. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood or elementary education and experience working in a preschool classroom setting. They are educated professionals who provide a well supervised and stimulating learning environment for your children. Licensed by the State of Colorado.

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Under Construction: The Recreation and Senior Center will begin a large expansion and remodel project in the fall of 2017 and continuing through 2018. This will impact programs offered through the Recreation|Senior Center which could include space, noise, parking and additional unforeseen inconveniences. The Louisville Recreation|Senior Center is committed to offering preschool through these "growing pains".

Comments from our families:

"We LOVE this program! My child is going to miss this preschool and all of her AMAZING and CARING teachers!"

"One of my favorite parts of the program is the teachers. This is my favorite part because of their patience, knowledge, good curriculum and compassion, professionalism."

"We love, love, love the Rec Center Preschool Program! It has been great for our kids - they are enthusiastic about school and learning in general. It has been such a positive experience on so many levels. We shall miss the program terribly as we are "graduating" out of it."

"We just had our parent-teacher conference for... our child's... kindergarten yesterday, and were told that she has adjusted well and started the year more proficient than a mid-year kindergartener. Pass that on to the preschool teachers- your program did her well!"

"To sum up how I feel about the Louisville Rec Center's preschool program is that it is unbelievable. As both a parent and a former teacher with a graduate degree in Elementary Education I was quite worried that because of the program's low cost that it would be a "you get what you pay for " situation. I was completely wrong! The program is a perfect balance of educational and play based program. I am shocked at how much education the teachers pack into the fun and exciting lessons. My youngest child absolutely loves going to class every day and I continue to be amazed by the activities they do. The only regret I have is not sending my oldest to this program when she was going to school."

 

Talk with the Teachers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

11:15 am - 12:00 PM

Meet the preschool teachers at the Louisville Recreation Center. Learn about Building Blocks and Stepping Stones, have any questions answered, and see the classroom set up. Please make arrangements for children as this is a parent only event. Child care is open at this time.

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Teacher to Student Ratios

Building Blocks (Age 3 by 9/30/17 for the 2017-2018 school year) 2:12
Stepping Stones (Age 4-5 by 9/30/17 for the 2017-2018 school year) 2:15

 

Class Times
Building Blocks Morning 8:15am-11:00am
Building Blocks Afternoon 11:30am-2:15pm
Stepping Stones Morning 8:15am-11:00am
Stepping Stones Afternoon 11:30am-2:15pm

 

A day in Building Blocks click here
A day in Stepping Stones click here

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

One month's tuition is collected at the time of registration as a deposit. If your child remains registered all 9 months of the program (Sept-May), your deposit will be applied to May's tuition. If you cancel out of the program at any time after paying your deposit becomes non-refundable. In addition, cancellation requests must be made in writing before the 1st of the preceding month or tuition will be collected. Example: If your child will not continue as of December 1st, written notification is needed before November 1st.


Most Recent Newsletters

General Program Newsletter: March to May 2017 (Click here)
Building Blocks : March 2017 (Click here)
Stepping Stones: March 2017 (Click here)
 

2017-2018 School Year

 Steps to Register:

  1. Register by paying Enrollment Fee (see registration start dates to follow). This holds your child's spot.
  2. Enrolled students will receive an invoice via e-mail in advance of the April 5, 2017 deposit due date. Pay deposit.
  3. Complete enrollment forms (at bottom of web page) by due date in summer.

Priority Registration: (Current Building Blocks and Stepping Stones Students and siblings)

Noon, January 4 - Noon, January 13, 2017- Priority Registration Form and Enrollment Fee due directly to Mandy Perera.

Louisville Resident Registration:

Begins Noon, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 online or at front desk. Open until filled.

Non-Resident Registration:

Begins Noon, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 online or at front desk. Open until filled.

Enrollment Fee: The enrollment fee holds your child's spot until the deposit is due. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-creditable.

Deposit: Due Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Deposit is equal to one month's tuition and will be applied towards may 2018 tuition. Enrolled students will receive an invoice in advance. The deposit is non-refundable and non-creditable. Enrollment is for a full school year, September through May and registration carries over each month. Our school year begins after and ends before BVSD (Boulder Valley School District), but follows their calendar once in session for all holidays and school-days' off. Monthly tuition is collected via an auto-debit checking account agreement for September-April tuition.

 

Open House for 2017-2018 Enrolled Students

Students and parents please join us for our open house to meet the teachers and your fellow classmates as well as see the classroom and get ready for the upcoming school year. Please make child care arrangements for any non-enrolled siblings.

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Morning students come from 9:00am-9:45am
Afternoon students come from 10:00am-10:45am

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Collage by Building Blocks Students

Mandatory Paperwork and Information for 2017-2018 Enrolled Students

Registered participants, please review all information on this page so you don't miss any pertinent detail or forms. Print off and complete all needed forms. Please write N/A for anything not applicable.

All forms MUST be returned to Mandy by August 1, 2017 unless other arrangements have been made in advance with Mandy Perera, Recreation Supervisor, 303-335-4902 or mandyp@louisvilleco.gov.

Youth may not attend preschool program without completed paperwork.

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Mandatory Forms & Info for all Registered Participants
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2017-2018 Student Information Form
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Health Status Form
Have the doctor complete the attached form or you may provide a copy of your child's most recent well check from the doctor's office. We must have evidence of a well check in the last year. If your child has a well check during the school year, please bring us a copy of the new record. Thank you.
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Immunization Record

Please have immunizations recorded on this form or a form that says "Approved by CDPHE."

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Preschool Handbook
Please read the entire booklet as it explains many of our policies and procedures. Please contact Mandy Perera, Recreation Supervisor, with any questions. MandyP@LouisvilleCO.gov or 303-335-4902.
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2017-2018 Auto Debit Form
All families must sign up for auto debit from a checking account to have tuition automatically withdrawn on the first of the month. This is a mandatory form and is updated each school year.

Other Forms / Materials
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 Medications (Prescription or Over the Counter)

Use the following forms ONLY if your child will need medication DURING school hours. It is best to arrange to take as many medications at home as possible as we do not have a nurse on staff.

One form per medication.

No medications in school without correct forms signed by both parent and doctor and medication in the original labeled container (Epi pens may be in their plastic tube with pharmacy label on the outside- this is our preference as it makes them much easier to transport- thank you!).

Please make clear to your physician that they are filling out the forms for a lay person (staff member), NOT a nurse. They must be very clear and black and white with their directions as staff are not able to make any medical decisions.

Please read each explanation to make sure you fill out the correct form.

Detailed instructions from our Nurse Consultant.

Allergy Action Plan is used for severe allergies and Epi Pens
*Request your doctor prescribe diphenhydramine if you want flexibility to select Benadryl, Equate or a generic

Asthma Care Plan is used for any inhaled medications to include albuterol inhalers

Medication Administration is used for all general medications

Refusal to Provide Medications is used if your child has a noted medical condition, but you choose not to send any medications to preschool.

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Additional preschool information:

Just Playing

Adjustment to Class

Scholastic Book Club

Illness Policy- Childrens Hospital

Is your child too sick to send to school? One doctor's story and guidelines

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2017-2018 School Calendar

Open Houses are Monday, August 28, 2017- see Open House info above.

Classes will start on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Last day in the classroom will be Monday, May 14, 2018.

 

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