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Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Thursday, Jan 20 at 10:42 AM • Early Childhood Education

Dear ECE Families,
If your child will be five years old on or before October 1, 2022, it is time to register them for kindergarten!  Even though they will not begin "big school" for eight more months, now is the time to find the right school for your family and to secure their spot at that school.
Our in-person Kindergarten Information Night will be rescheduled as soon as we can gather in large groups again.  In the meantime, some elementary schools are doing virtual information nights where you can meet the principal and kindergarten staff, and learn about the school and your child's kindergarten day.  There will also be the opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have.
Bishop Elementary's virtual information event will be on January 24th at 6pm.  Here is the Zoom Link.
Clayton Elementary's virtual information event will be on January 25th at 6pm.  Here is the Zoom Link.

You can find information about all four elementary schools, with links to their websites on the district Kindergarten webpage and you can also find all of the information that you need to register your child.  For an overview of each elementary school, check out this document.

If your child is currently registered at ECE and will be 3 or 4 years old on October 1, 2022, you do not need to do anything yet. You will get more information about classroom choice and placement at conferences.  If you have a new preschooler to enroll at Englewood ECE, please give Susan Calhoun a call at 303 806-2522.

These preschoolers are growing up!
Leigh


COVID-19 Quarantine change for Englewood ECE students 

Thursday, Jan 13 at 2:54 PM in Early Childhood Education

Dear ECE families, 

Thank you!  I am so very grateful for all of your communication regarding student illness, and that you have been keeping your children at home when they have any symptoms at all.   I understand how stressful and inconvenient this unpredictability is and appreciate your patience as we figure out how best to keep our students safe and our school open with as normal a preschool experience as possible for your children.

 We received some updated quarantine guidance:  Englewood ECE and other childcare settings will follow the same 5-day quarantine guidance as the k-12 schools.  That means that students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 full days (with the day of the test or symptoms as day 0) and may return to school on the 6th day if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are significantly improved AND can wear a well-fitting mask throughout the day for an additional 5 full days.  CDPHE sent out a new Return To Learn flow chart today for when a child has symptoms or a positive test.   You can see the new flow chart here.  If your child has symptoms that last more than 24 hours, please get them a PCR or molecular test, not an antigen (rapid or home) test.  The guidance from CDPHE requires that the results of an antigen test are confirmed with a PCR test so it requires additional testing for your child.  Please also send us a copy of any positive test results.

If your child is exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 outside of the school setting, they will need to quarantine for 5 days after their last exposure to the positive person.  This becomes complicated when the person lives in the child’s home because the child is re-exposed each day that the person is considered contagious.  This means that the child should stay at home for the 5 days of the family member’s illness before the child’s 5 day quarantine begins, for a total of 10 days.  Please call Michelle Watson at 303 806-2531 if you have further questions.              

Thank you again,

Leigh Pytlinski

Principal/ Director 

 


FAMILY SURVEY

Posted by Leigh Pytlinski on Monday, Nov 29 at 9:02 AM in Early Childhood Education

Dear ECE families

Welcome Back!  I hope that you and your families had time over Thanksgiving Break to relax and rejuvenate.  Thank you for joining us at our STEAM family night before break.  I loved watching families connect with one another, and listening to the students tell their parents about the houses that they created for the Three Little Pigs, and whether their design could stand up to the huffs and puffs of the Big Bad Wolf (a fan).  

Colorado Shines Family Survey COMING SOON.  Please fill it out before December 31st.

Our program is undergoing a rating for COLORADO SHINES this month and we would like to earn a Level 5 (the top rating).  The raters examine every aspect of our program, and the results of the parent survey weigh heavily into the final rating.  We would like at least 80% of the families in the program to respond to the survey.   Please note, if you select “I don’t know” or “NA” on the survey, it is counted as a “no”, so please ask any staff member if there is information that you do not know about our program.  I will create a document that summarizes the relevant information from our family handbook (always available on the website) once I have seen the questions.

I will send the link to you, with supporting documents, starting on Tuesday, November 30th.   The survey closes on December 31, 2021. We will have iPads available at the school from 11:15 am on Tuesday so that families can complete the survey at school if they prefer.

Thank you, as always, for your partnership,

Leigh Pytlinski

Principal/ Director ​
Englewood Early Childhood Education at Maddox
What is Colorado Shines?

Colorado Shines rates the quality of Colorado’s early learning programs, on a scale of 1 to 5, based on how well your program:   

  • Supports children’s health and safety
  • Ensures staff are well-trained and effective
  • Provides a supportive learning environment that teaches children new skills
  • Helps parents become partners in their child’s learning
  • Demonstrates good leadership and business practices

 


 


 

 

Hello ECE families,

If you haven't done so already, please go to this website and follow the link to fill out an application for your student. Applications are due by Friday, October 1.

School meals continue to be free for all students this year, however, it still extremely important for you to fill out the application for these reasons:

  • It helps our school receive additional funding, qualify for grants, and help with nutrition programs
  • You may be eligible for the district to waive fees or help you receive other benefits 

We thank you and appreciate your support.

 


ECE News - Letter from the Principal

Dear Englewood preschoolers, 

We are so excited that you will be coming to preschool in one week!  Please watch this video with your family so that they can see some of the things that you will do while you are playing at school.

Love, 

Ms Leigh Bumblebee

Principal