Through our cooperative approach to early childhood education, Steele Cooperative Preschool endeavors to create an educational environment that allows the children enrolled to know that people care about them, to know that they can accomplish tasks and make choices, and to learn about themselves and the world around them.
Steele Cooperative Preschool believes that children develop at different rates and that children learn best through play. Our qualified teachers utilize an age appropriate, play based curriculum that is aligned with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines to support the learning growth of all students. They are able to adapt the curriculum to accommodate the learning and growth needs of each child.
Through the guidance of the classroom teachers, enrolled children have many opportunities to explore and enrich their world physically, emotionally, and intellectually. The children are encouraged to know, accept, and honestly express their own feelings, wishes, aspirations, capacities, motivations, and fears. Parents are encouraged to share any special skill or interest
with their child's class. Steele Cooperative Preschool acquaints the children with the ideas and expectations of their peers and interested adults. Recognition of self-worth and individuality is fostered. [Bylaws: Article II] As children progress through our program, they will become more independent and build on learning and growth each year to prepare them for kindergarten, both academically and socially and emotionally.
Steele Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit founded in 1982 by a group of parents interested in developing a cooperative preschool program for children ages 2.5-5 years. Since our inception, we have operated continuously in Northwest Denver and are now located at 3746 Grove St, Denver, Colorado. [Bylaws: Article I] Since 1982, Steele Cooperative Preschool has been committed to involving parents actively and directly in their children's earliest education. The cooperative approach gives children a sense of continuity between home and preschool, fosters friendships, creates a sense of community for students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down.
Steele has been awarded an early learning program accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a 4 out of 5 star rating with Colorado Shines.