The ECE at Maddox program is rated Level 5 by Colorado Shines. This is the highest level of rating in environment, interaction, curriculum, and staff qualifications. ECE is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services. 

Colorado Shines, a Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), assigns a quality rating to licensed early care and education programs.

All licensed child care programs caring for children prior to kindergarten are required to participate in the Colorado Shines system that rates the quality of care they provide.

Here are some resources to learn more about Colorado Shines:



About Englewood Early Childhood Education Program

The Englewood Schools ECE program serves children with a variety of educational needs, including children with identified special education needs, through preschool and child care services. Our goal is to help each child develop a positive self-image, a positive attitude toward learning, and to support children's social and educational development.

All children participate in enriching activities based on the Creative Curriculum model with additional research-based programs used to supplement instruction so that we can best meet the academic and social-emotional needs of every child.

The ECE program utilizes funding from Head Start, Universal PreKindergarten Program (UPK), Title 1,  and state and federal Special Education Services offered to children with disabilities or special education needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA). 


3838 South Huron Street, Englewood, CO 80110

Phone : 303.781.7585

Fax: 303.806.2535

Meet the principal


Kara Blanchard- Interim Principal

Email: Kara_Blanchard@engschools.net

Phone: 303 - 806- 2521



We deliver integrated services in a play based, developmentally appropriate manner to encourage a strong foundation for lifelong learning. We value and support the role of the parents/guardians as partners in their educational development. Each classroom consists of children who vary in age, developmental level, strengths, and needs. 

ECE Mission Statement

In partnership with families and the Englewood community, the Englewood ECE will provide and support high quality developmentally appropriate, comprehensive early childhood services which meet the social/emotional, physical and educational needs of all preschool-age children, and their families.

ECE Vision

We are an educational community who—

  • Accepts all children

  • Believes every child has the right to learn

  • Takes time to reflect and connect

  • Works together to positively support everyone

  • Grows and learns as part of life’s journey


So that all students—

  • Experience wonderment

  • Sustain physically active learning

  • Learn to work together (collaborate)

  • Think and make connections to their world

  • Develop a strong Social Emotional foundation

  • Grow in readiness for kindergarten in Literacy, Math, and 21st Century skills,

  • Are accepted and safe to learn


Collaborating with families who—

  • Have good intentions

  • Know their child best, as the first and primary teacher

  • Are wonderfully diverse

  • Bring unique family cultures, beliefs, routines and traditions that are valuable

  • Make our community great!

Englewood Schools' Vision

Graduating the leaders, thinkers, and explorers of tomorrow