Edith Teter Preschool & Outreach Services
We believe that you are your child's first and most important teacher. We strive to support you in your parenting role, and to provide a safe, stimulating environment for children from birth to kindergarten entrance. The preschool program is licensed to serve children from age 2 ½-6 years of age.
Your preschoolers will be engaged in child-initiated, teacher-supported activities designed to enhance all areas of development, including physical coordination, speech and language, social and intellectual skills.
Center-Based Preschool Classes
Developmental classes offered for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 at the Edith Teter Early Learning Center. Scholarships are available including the Colorado Preschool Program and locally through volunteer fundraising efforts. Please do not be afraid to ask for help! Most our families do receive some assistance.
Home Visitation Programs
Individualized child development and family support program in which certified parent educators visit children at home (or elsewhere) to provide tips and information on how to help children learn. PAT is fully integrated within the preschool to boost participation and further build on the personal connection between teachers and their very young students
Infant & Toddler Playgroups
Facilitated by a playgroup leader, this group includes free play, art activity, snack and music free for any child in the South Park area from birth to age three. It's also a great way to connect with other parents/guardians who have children the same age! Socialization playgroups are generally held once weekly. We sometimes offer them in neighboring communities as well.
Early Childhood Health & Development Screenings
Our free screening services offer a play-based check of each child’s speech, coordination, social emotional development, as well as hearing and vision. Any child from birth through age five is encouraged to participate. Parents are provided information on their child’s development, activities and resources available in the community. Outreach screenings are occasionally offered at other community locations too.
Parent & Child Workshops
Free “group connection” workshops are offered regularly throughout the year on a variety of early childhood and parenting issues, as well as fun hands-on classes for both parents/guardians and kids.
Support Services and Therapies
Children who need a boost in their development can obtain free therapies to meet their individual needs. Free assessments of speech/language skills, personal/social skills, coordination, thinking and self-help skills are conducted by certified specialists, and available by appointment. Mental health services are integrated into the classroom by our mental health consultant and parent/family consultations are available by request.
Parent Resource Library
Books, videos, & other resources for families or service providers to borrow. Topics include positive discipline, nutrition for kids, teaching your child at home, helping siblings adjust, & more. Activities to borrow are developmentally appropriate such as puzzles, puppets, and activity kits to promote fun and at-home learning as a family.
Little Learners Van
Comes to You
Our attention-getting Little Learners Van brings social and educational opportunities to surrounding rural communities. Offerings may include free socialization workshops, toy and book library, special guests, free screenings and assessments, Growing Great Kids visits, and so much more!