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Our Approach to Early Childhood & Preschool
In the Roaring Fork Schools, we focus on the whole child, which means taking into consideration all of the child’s developmental areas: physical, social/ emotional, cognitive and language. We recognize individual children for their strengths, talents and diverse needs, and customize our approach to ensure that all children experience success and growth towards meeting their learning goals.
Early Childhood Staff
Program Overview
Early childhood education is offered at every elementary school in the district and serves children between the ages of 12 months and 5 years. We run two types of programs:

-Toddler programming, for children between the ages of 12 months and 3 years old. Maximum of 8 students, with a ratio of 2 teachers to 8 children.

-Preschool programming, for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Maximum of 16 students, with a ratio of 2 teachers to 16 children.
Core Beliefs and Values
We believe in:

-Facilitating learning through play
-Building relationships
-Family partnerships
-Nurturing every child
-Maintaining safe learning environments
-Developing character skills
-Honoring the culture, languages and values of our families
-Being reflective of the communities in which we live
Schedule
Preschool and toddler classes run on a school schedule (click here for the 2017-18 school calendar), including observing holidays and school breaks. Classes are closed during the summer when schools are closed.

Each day, regular care runs from 8:15am to 3:15pm, and extended care runs from 7:15am to 4:45pm.
Learn More
To learn more about options and availability at each school, contact the front office of each elementary school directly. If you have questions over the summer, please call our main office at 970.384.6004 or send an email to ECE@rfschools.com