Our Longmont preschool prepares children for academic and life success in kindergarten and beyond. We offer an inclusive education model, serving children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old both typical and special needs children with a high quality preschool education. We place high value on diversity, empathy and respect while instilling a love of learning and delivering a strong academic foundation.
Our preschool classrooms work with children in a deliberately diverse, literacy rich, project-based learning environment. Our inclusive classrooms include students with various learning styles and abilities, and our teachers' strong knowledge of child development helps them to successfully teach and challenge young children of many talents and interests. We utilize a variety of curriculums that teach reading, math and science exploration, social skills, and foster a child's cognitive and motor development. Additionally, children increase their independence and strengthen their social and emotional development through peer and play-based learning.
Ages served: Approximately 2 1/2 to 6 years old.
Hours: Preschool program hours are 7:30 to 5:30. We have full and half day enrollment options. We ask that no child be on campus longer than nine hours per day.
Months: All TLC classrooms are open year-round. Semesters run August to December, January to May, and May to August. We closely follow the St. Vrain Valley School District schedule from August to June regarding holidays and breaks.
Classroom capacity: Ten to thirteen children per room, depending on the level of assistance needed for children with a special need. TLC has four preschool classrooms.
Teachers in the preschool classrooms: Two highly-qualified early childhood teachers with rotating floaters and therapists in the room as needed.
TLC has one all-staff training day per month. On this day, all classrooms will open at 10AM.
Student growth monitoring: TLC uses Teaching Strategies GOLD to monitor milestone development in every student.
Academic curriculum used: TLC uses the Creative Curriculum, Storybook Journey, Handwriting Without Tears, Zoophonics, and a variety of hands-on STEM activities
Social-emotional curriculum used: All TLC staff are trained in the Pyramid Plus approach to positive behavior development.
All of our classrooms are rated by Colorado Shines. View our ratings report here.
Enrollment for all TLC education programs begins with a tour. On the tour you can meet our teachers and view our preschool classrooms. Tours are held weekly and limited to four families per tour. All tours are led by our Educational Services Manager and our Therapeutic Services Manager. We request that your child attend with you. Please call us at (303)776-7417 to let us know if you'd like to schedule a tour.
You may download enrollment forms in advance from our document library.