Our Early Learning Center is an academic, curriculum based program based on the standards and procedures of the Archdiocese of Denver. When our students leave the ELC, they are equipped with all of the knowledge and skills necessary for entry into Kindergarten. We track our success with twice a year evaluations and a readiness test that focuses on meeting the Archdiocesan guidelines for preparedness for Kindergarten. Our goal is to make entry into St. Louis School’s progressive kindergarten program, a smooth and reassuring experience.
Our morning begins with circle time, morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. We incorporate science, technology, math, social studies, literacy, religion, dance, art and music into our lesson plans. We provide healthy and nutritious family style dining and exercise (two outside times each day), along with rest time in the afternoon to promote a wholesome lifestyle.
We have many special events during the year, including a Welcome Back Open House, Thanksgiving feast, Christmas program, Valentine’s party, Grandparent’s Day, a Mother’s Day tea, prayers, songs, Mass, and service projects.
All of our lead teachers are degreed with a strong desire to share their love for learning, affection and compassion for children.
In addition to our Preschool/Pre-K, the Junior K concentrates on the social, spiritual and emotional growth in a classroom environment, while also preparing the child for the academic journey of the following year. Our children learn lots of movement, music, fine motor skills, and developmental learning activities that focus on pre-reading, and early math concepts.
All of our programs promote age appropriate skill development to assist children in achieving educational success and provide a strong foundation for continued spiritual development.
ELC is open Monday-Friday
Full day Program: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Half Day Program: 8:00 AM to 12:00PM
To serve our working families better, St. Louis School provides before and after school care, Preschool – 8th Grade.
Before Care: 7:00AM to 7:55AM
After Care: 3:10PM to 6:00PM
Arla Marchand, Early Learning Center Director
Amber Swan, Pre-K Teacher
, Aftercare Coordinator