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Welcome to Larks Preschool

A play based Reggio-inspired preschool for kids age 2.5 to 5

                                           Larks cottage c. 1890

A Boutique Preschool Unlocking Curiosity

Since 2004, we've brought early childhood expertise to our thoughtfully designed environment within the West Wash Park neighborhood. We want so much to convey the joy we feel creating this wonderful school. Its play-based and language rich philosophy stems from our own beliefs about early childhood education and is inspired by Reggio-Emilia based principles.

 

While playing, children learn about themselves and their world. A nurturing, stimulating environment where children feel safe to explore and express themselves aids in their social, emotional, and intellectual growth.

Program Highlights

Play-based learning

Reggio-Emilia inspired program

Individualized Care

Less than 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio

Pre-K Preparation

Family collaboration to reach pre-k goals

Multi-age Classroom (2 ½ – 5 yrs)

Fosters leadership, mentoring and collaboration

Drop-in Flexibility

Schedule extra days only when you need them

Afternoon Enrichment

For 1/2 day students, stay later on an as needed basis

Distinguished Preschool Program

Top rankings from Colorado Parent, DPP CLASS Rating, Expertise, and most importantly our students and families

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How we're protecting families during COVID-19

We are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and student safety very seriously. Here are some of the key things that we're doing daily. These meticulous hygiene practices include:  

  • Children are taught to keep their hands out of mouth and off their face and mask.

  • Students and staff practice CDC guidelines on hand-washing.

  • We utilize non-touch faucets, soap and paper towel dispensers.

  • We continue to clean & disinfect every toy, book, and surface every day. Our cleaning protocols were in place long before the Covid 19 pandemic.

  • We limit adult and parent interactions by having students dropped off and picked up at the front gate.

  • Only Larks staff are allowed in the building Monday-Friday.

  • On-site school tours are limited to Friday after school to ensure all surfaces have had a minimum of 48 hours of no-contact.

  • Parents, students and staff adhere to strict illness guidelines.

  • All staff are certified in CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Medication Administration.

Safe Water: In the summer of 2020 Larks Preschool received notification from Denver Water that they had implemented a 15-year plan to replace many of the aging water lines to Denver residents (you likely received this letter). Here’s how we responded:

  • Despite testing lead-free every year since opening, we installed a multi-stage water filtration system.

  • Immediately began working with Denver Water to upgrade our water lines and within weeks the process was complete (prior to the opening of the 2020-21 school year).  

Read all about Larks Preschool in this Urban Life Wash Park article

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SHAPING YOUNG MINDS WITH BRIDGET OF LARKS

"The Lark is a ground bird with long hind claws, providing stability. Which when you think about it, is a perfect analogy for Larks Preschool. Bridget has had the pleasure of working with so many Denver kids over the years, providing them with the stability and tools they need before heading off to Kindergarten. We had the pleasure of learning more about her important work right here in Wash Park..."