Wilder Preschool still has limited availability for the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact Julie Peterson, Director.
Wilder Community Parent Participation Preschool is a part of Littleton Public Schools and is housed in the Columbine United Church, located next to Wilder Elementary School. Our program allows children the opportunity to develop physically and mentally at their own rates, in an a rich play based environment that promotes exploration.
What makes Wilder Preschool so special?
- Wonderful staff with degrees in Early Elementary and Special Education for a combined total of 63 years
- Wilder Preschool was the first preschool in Colorado to obtain the NAEYC accrediation in 1985 and remains the only one of three in the Littleton area
- Each class is instructed by two Lead Teachers
- Unique opportunities to be involved in your child's education which include and are not limited to:
- Classroom participation
- Committee memberships
- Comprehensive teacher conferences
- Special programs and field trips during the year
- Math, science, music, technology and physical education are combined in the daily program
- Additional enrichment classes in art, foreign language, science classes on-site
- The preschool benefits from partnership with Wilder Elementary (one of 5280's top public elementary schools and a John Irwin School of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year) faculty, staff, security and students
Our preschool is licensed by the State of Colorado and is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program to provide early childhood education for children ages 3 years through 5 years old. This accreditation certifies that the school conforms to rigorous standards for education, health and safety. The Association is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators. Wilder Preschool is proud to be among the first of Colorado’s nationally accredited early childhood programs.
What is NAEYC Accreditation?
NAEYC accrediated schools must go through a formal inspection process and meet these certification standards:
- Provide a safe and healthy environment for children
- Have teachers who are well-trained and take part in professional development
- Have access to excellent teaching materials
- Work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound
For more information on the NAEYC and its accreditation, visit their web site.