Like you, many of our Boulder realtors are parents and we know it can be difficult to send your little one off to school, especially when they’re not even 5 years old! But research shows that children who attend preschool have improved academic readiness. They succeed at much higher rates than non-preschool attendees. And it makes sense. They get a head start on social skills and learn how to be around people who aren’t members of their families. They get a jump start on math and literacy. Language and motor skills improve. Preschool is an amazing way to teach children how to learn. 3 and 4-year-olds have an innate curiosity about the world. The right preschool program can nurture that quality. But which one should you choose? With so many amazing options, it can be difficult to decide.
Here, our Boulder realtor team list the top-rated preschool programs in each Boulder area.
Top Rated Preschool in Longmont
This colorful school offers infant, toddler, and preschool programs. Each preschool class is chock full of props for fun, engaging learning. There are blocks, dress-up clothes, and toys to keep them engaged and excited about lessons. Language, math, science, motor skills, and self-esteem are the main objectives. Children can move naturally between these stations with the guidance of their teacher. Music and movement are integrated into every learning discipline.
Top Rated Preschool in Lafayette
My Second Home
My Second Home is a bilingual preschool and daycare center. Teachers use both Spanish and English throughout daily activities. Sending your child to preschool at My Second Home gives them a foundation in the Spanish language and culture. Children learn through exploration and discovery. They will take part in guided activities that urge cooperation. But they’ll also learn to be expressive through mud play, water splashing, painting, and cooking. Students are encouraged to use their imagination as much as possible. Other cultural activities include African drumming, gardening, yoga, and field trips.
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Top Rated Preschool in Downtown Boulder
Dream Makers sits right beside Boulder Creek, and students get to engage in outdoor play as much as they’d like. Students move between the outdoor area and a cozy, focused indoor classroom. Dream Makers has a 5:1 student/ teacher ratio which ensures that no child goes unheard. Teachers observe each child’s interests and actively engage and build upon them. Children will cook, dance, learn tennis, and visit with GrandFriends.
Top Rated Preschool in Gunbarrel
Growing Minds Learning Academy
Children at Growing Minds play outside and focus on STEM, reading, art, and music. Parents can keep track of their children’s daily activities through the Tadpoles program. Teachers upload daily photos and videos that help you stay engaged with what your child is learning. This helps a lot of new parents become more comfortable with leaving their children for a whole day. This can be a tough step for many parents! And Growing Minds helps both parent and child establish healthy new routines.
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Top Rated Preschool in Niwot
Boulder Valley Waldorf School
BVWS is childhood as it should be. Warm, accepting, playful, and beautiful. The faculty believes that young children should grow up in a nurturing environment that protects their childhood. Children at BVWS grow at their own pace. The physical space in a Waldorf classroom is beautiful and engaging… without being overstimulating. Teachers serve as role models and encourage thoughtful imitation. Outdoor play is heavily valued. If you and your child love the Boulder Valley Waldorf School, you can start them here in preschool… and keep them enrolled throughout middle school.
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Top Rated Preschool in Superior
Superior Learning Academy
The goal of this preschool is to help your child discover their love of learning. If there are older children in your family, a perk is that their school calendar closely matches the Boulder Valley School District calendar. Their program is structured and includes science adventures, Spanish classes, and music classes. Crafts and games are bountiful. Aftercare programs are also available for busy, working parents.
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Top Rated Preschool in Louisville
The Treehouse Learning center values language acquisition and self-expression. Teachers follow a curriculum… but also are always in pursuit of teachable daily teachable moments. All children at the Treehouse learn to be members of a group, share, take turns, help others, wait their turn, and make choices. Its mission is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment. Treehouse learning is well established in the Boulder community. They’ve been a staple of the area since 1997.
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