Mission: To create a nurturing community -- guided by both Montessori and Reggio philosophies -- that educates young children and inspires a life-long love of learning.
Vision: Generations of responsive, aware individuals prepared and empowered to nurture and shape our world.
A blend of Montessori and Reggio Emilia in both curriculum and philosophy
An environment that is a haven for children, teachers, and parents alike
A diverse and inclusive community that honors and respects the similarities and differences in people, cultures and ideas
Teachers who are sensitive, creative, dedicated and well-trained
Sound financial and business policies that support the long-term viability and excellence of the school
Children's Garden began in 1972 as a parent co-operative preschool. Bobbie Hobbs, Judy Ward, Jane Jacobs, Patti Egloff, and Ronnie Hegel, worked together to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for their own children. Excited by the progress they observed in their children, they then expanded their program to accept other children and opened a Montessori preschool at 444 Detroit Street in 1974. Children's Garden has grown to provide a Montessori program for over 90 children each year, ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years.
The Cherry Creek neighborhood has changed around Children's Garden, and we continue to provide an oasis of child-centered calm activity within our increasingly urban surroundings. The school is a non-profit, board governed school affiliated with the American Montessori Society.
Children's Garden has given my daughter a nurturing and challenging first school experience. The blend of Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophies is helping her grow socially and emotionally as well as academically. The faculty and administration are unparalleled. They are talented and passionate educators who understand, inspire and engage my daughter. It is a rare gift to be part of this community. - Sarah Indyk, Primary Program Parent