Seeds of Learning serves children age 30 months through 5 years. Seeds has enhanced the quality quotient by adopting the nationally acclaimed Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool. Teachers design learning plans for each individual student. In addition, teachers create weekly lesson plans that incorporate the strength, needs and interest of each individual child.
Through our cooperation with The San Juan Board of Certified Educational Services (BOCES), we provide services for children at-risk in a wide range of need: hearing, sight, speech, developmental delays, etc.
(30 months to 4 years)
The Seeds of Learning Preschool program provides high-quality care and education for children ages 30 months to four years. We have a ratio of eight students to one teacher. Through play, interactions, and meaningful experiences children learn the skill they need to be successful. In the preschool, children continue to work on art, music, math, language/ literacy and social/emotional skills and are introduced to science/technology, social studies and cooking.
(4 years to 5 years)
The Seeds of Learning Pre-Kindergarten program provides high-quality care and education for children eligible for Kindergarten the following school year. We have a ratio of eight students to one teacher. The Pre-Kindergarten program has been designed to promote the development of skill needed for Kindergarten. This intentional kindergarten readiness program uses developmentally appropriate practices to creating a caring community of learners.
Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)
Colorado General Assembly lawmakers recognize that young children who are in need of language development are at risk of school failure unless they can receive support offered by early childhood care and educational services. They also recognize that parents and community play an important role in every child’s life and must be included as part of the program. The CPP program is based on the Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education set by the Colorado Department of Education. The Quality Standards are based on the development of language skills, cognition, gross and fine motor skills and social skills. Both the student’s progress and the programs are evaluated by the CPP Council. The intent of the CPP program is to provide children and their families with the highest quality services available. Seeds of Learning has a contract with the CPP program and currently enrolls 26 students.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a curriculum based on five fundamental principles that help guide practice and help teachers understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and operating preschool programs in particular ways. These principles are:
- Provide interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
- Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
- Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
- The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
- Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.
Teaching Strategies has been a part of ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success for nearly 30 years. Today, Teaching Strategies offers educators an online platform called MyTeachingStrategies™ that provides tools to streamline their workflow by linking high quality curriculum, formative assessment, professional development, and family engagement in a seamless, interconnected way to better support daily instructional practice.
The Environmental Rating Scales are designed to assess “process quality” in an early childhood or school age care group. Process quality consists of the various interactions that go on in a classroom between staff and children, staff, and parents, among the children themselves, as well as the interactions children have with the many materials and activities in the environment. The established reliability and validity of the Environmental Rating Scale make it particularly useful for research and program evaluation. All evaluation results are shared with families, staff, funders, and Board of Directors. It should be noted that ECERS (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale was used as the comprehensive quality measures in the National Child Care Staffing Study (Whitebook, Howes, & Phillips, 1989) and the Cost, Quality, and Child Outcomes Study (1995), the major studies of their time.
The Incredible Years
The Incredible Years, our award-winning parent training, teacher training, and child social skills training approaches have been selected by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an “exemplary” best practice program and as a “Blueprints” program. The Incredible Years Dinosaur School used in the preschool classrooms promotes social, emotional, and academic competence in children as well as increases children’s social skills, children’s understanding of feelings and children’s conflict management skills.
Children will experience growth and learning in their social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development because of observations and assessments taken through these programs. Families will feel included and supported in their own child-rearing as they participate in their child’s learning experience at Seeds of Learning.
Lunches and Snacks
The cost of caring for one child for one day is approximately $60. Our lowest daily fee is $32 per day, and the highest is $54 per day.
This includes breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack.
See sliding scale below. In making a determination of your daily tuition rate please note:
- That a household includes everyone who lives with you, adults and children alike.
- If you fall between the adjusted gross income numbers in the per person column, move up to determine your daily tuition rate.
If you are in need of tuition assistance, please let us know. You may be able to work with the Department of Human Services to fill your need.
Hours of Operation
We are open year-round
MONDAY through FRIDAY
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
We are CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS AND TRAININGS:
- New Years Day
- One week for Spring Break
- Memorial Day
- July 4th – Independence Day
- Second week of August
- Labor Day
- One week for Thanksgiving
- Two weeks at Christmas
- Eight staff training days to maintain high quality NAEYC standards