September 27th, 2022

Hello ECE families,
Although it is only September, the Englewood Christmas Store is fast approaching and Sacred Grace Englewood and Christmas Store Colorado are excited to offer this service to Englewood families once again! Parents and guardians from schools in Englewood are invited to shop at the yearly store where new gifts that are valued at $25 are offered for $5 each. Parents and guardians can shop for all of the kids in their household and can purchase two gifts per child. The store this year is bigger than ever and we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as slots are limited!

Click HERE for Shopper Registration!

Click HERE for more information and volunteer opportunities


Policy and Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, Sep 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 pm

This committee is made up of family members, community members
and staff who work together to oversee the program. They specifically
address systems of support to achieve the school readiness skills for
kindergarten and all future school success.

Please join us for our introductory meeting
Thursday September 15th

Childcare and food will be provided

Please RSVP for this event.RSVP

September 12, 2022

PICTURE DAY info and reminders


Hello ECE families, 

  • No school this Friday, September 16. This is a professional development day for our staff. There is no school for our preschoolers on this day. and no before/after care program is available. 
  • Monday, October 3 is Picture Day! Each student will get an individual photo taken. Flyers about how to order photos will be coming home soon. Group classroom photos will be taken in the spring. 

Thank you all :)



August 23, 2022

The preschoolers are great!

Hi everyone, 
Drop off on the first day of school was spectacular!  Thank you all for preparing your children for today.  As I walked through the building this morning, children were already playing, eating breakfast, and singing songs at circle time.
There is a happy hum of children talking and exploring.  It is so wonderful to have them back in the building.
Have a great day, 

Leigh Pytlinski
Principal/ Director
Englewood Early Childhood Education at Maddox.

Monday, August 22, 2022 


ECE Welcome letter from the Principal

To the families of our preschoolers,
Tomorrow is a big day for your whole family and we are so grateful to share this milestone with you.  Some of you have been eagerly waiting for this day while others have been worried about sending their children to an unfamiliar environment.  Similarly, some of your children are desperate to meet new friends, play all day, and be “big enough” to go to school, while others are not sure what to expect, and may feel scared or anxious about what school will entail.  For the next few weeks, your children may feel many different emotions as they transition from the familiar, predictable cocoon of home to the new, unfamiliar environment of preschool.  Within a few weeks, they will have developed strong, loving relationships with their teachers and classmates and we will all see their confidence grow as they show us their unique, independent selves.  Please know that we will be gentle with your children during this transition.  We will honor their feelings, hug them if they want hugs, follow their interests to learn more about them, and enjoy them for the people that they are.  Our primary goal in every classroom is for each child to feel secure, cared for, and recognized for being themselves.
When you drop your child off tomorrow, please enter and leave the school through the main doors at the front of the building, even for before-school care.   For security purposes, these are the only doors that will be open, and they are monitored at all times.  Please walk your child to his or her classroom, sign them in, and give them a big hug and/ or kiss goodbye.  Remind them that you (or the designated person) will pick them up at the end of the day and that you look forward to hearing where they played.   We will have additional staff in each classroom to give extra love to those children who feel scared and to support the play of those children who are ready to explore their environment.   At the end of the day, please enter and leave the building through the main doors, and make sure to have picture ID with you.  Expect that your child will be exhausted from learning their new routine and making new friends so it might be helpful to have a calm evening and early bedtime.
Early Childhood is a time of wonder and exploration.  We are so honored that you have chosen to share your creative, silly, curious, rock-collecting, unicorn-dinosaur-astronauts with us and we look forward to partnering with you as they grow and learn.
Beginning preschool is a big step for adults as well as children, and we hope to be able to support you through this transition too. Please reach out to your child’s classroom teachers, our family service liaisons, or me if there is anything that we can do to support you or your child.  
Together, we can make this an incredible year for your precious children.  If you ever want to contact me, my email address is and my phone number is 303 806-2521.
I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you for this school year.
Leigh Pytlinski
Principal/ Director
Englewood Early Childhood Education at Maddox  


July 29, 2022 Get ready for the school year

Hello wonderful ECE families!

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! Here are a few important announcements and reminders as we get ready for a great year:

  • Good news--meals will continue to be FREE this year for all our preschoolers. It is IMPORTANT, however, that each family fills out the free/reduced meal application so we can continue to provide those free meals. 
    • To fill out the application please go to Infinite Campus > MORE > MEAL BENEFITS. If you need help with your parent portal, please contact me. Thank you.
  • First day of school for preschoolers is Tuesday, August 23
  • Back to School Family Festival is Thursday August 18 from 3-6pm. More details coming soon.
  • Your student's teacher will contact you the week of August 8 with classroom details and more information!

Thank you! We are looking forward to seeing you all soon 😀  

July 27, 2022 School Supplies and Other resources

Please visit the Englewood Family Resources Center If you need assistance with  school supplies, food, hygiene items, diapers and more. The Resources Center is located at 300 W. Chenango Ave. and has an open house the first Wednesday of every month. Please reach out to 

July 25, 2022 Englewood ECE is hiring paraprofessionals (teacher assistants)

Hello Englewood ECE families for the 2022-2023 school year,

Englewood ECE is hiring paraprofessionals (teacher assistants) to have fun with our students.   If you, or anyone that you know, is interested in working in Early Childhood Education, now is the time to apply!  We have a fantastic staff and most of our teachers, family service liaisons, and office staff members began their careers as paraprofessionals in our program.  We will provide the training and will pay for up to 5 ECE courses for each paraprofessional.

Please see the Job Description here.
To apply, go to the Englewood Schools website and click on "Careers" on the right side of the page.  Start an Application for Employment and then select the position of Early Childhood Education Paraprofessional.  Please call me at 303 806-2521 if you struggle with any part of the application.
We want the best possible people working with our students so please share this with anyone who is great with preschoolers.