Steele Cooperative Preschool

As a cooperative, Steele involves parents actively and directly in their children's earliest education. This approach gives families a sense of continuity between home and preschool, creates a sense of community for students and parents.

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Tadpole Class

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (3 -12 years)

Description

This class is for 2.5-3 year old children to participate in an introduction to school with the cooperation of teachers and parent volunteers. The educators believe that a partnership with parents is the biggest factor in a child's success in school. Besides involving parents directly in their child's education, the cooperative also gives children a sense of continuity between home and preschool, fosters friendships, instills a sense of community for both students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"Steele has become not only a place for an amazing introduction to school for our boys but also a place for us as parents to learn. Being a part of a cooperative allowed my husband and I to be part of the classroom experience enabling us to see first hand how our boys are learning academically, socially and emotionally in a loving, play-based setting."

- Katy, Steele parent and board member

Polliwog Class

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)

Description

This program is for 3-4 year old children and is the next step in the cooperative after tadpole. Educators believe that a partnership with parents is the biggest factor in a child's success in school. Besides involving parents directly in their child's education, the cooperative also gives children a sense of continuity between home and preschool, fosters friendships, instills a sense of community for both students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"My daughter was a student at Steele for 3 years. She made many friends and loved her teachers most of all. The faculty is very experienced and sent their own children to Steele. Now my daughter is a kindergartener; she came to public school prepared. She had social skills and introduced her Steele friends to her new friends. Steele Cooperative Preschool set our family on a path for happy life-long learning"

- Carolyn, former Steele parent

Frog Class

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)

Description

The Frog class is the final class before Kindergarten. Educators believe that a partnership with parents is the biggest factor in a child's success in school. Besides involving parents directly in their child's education, the cooperative also gives children a sense of continuity between home and preschool, fosters friendships, instills a sense of community for both students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"I can't express enough what a great first school experience Steele is for children. It truly is a hidden gem in Denver. Steele prepares students not only academically but because it is play-based, the children leave with great social awareness as well. The teachers are phenomenal and the community is wonderful. Steele will always have a special place in our hearts."

-Carrie, Steele parent

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