School Readiness

As of June 1, 2020, Educare Denver will operate a modified program from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm during our gradual reopening. Plans for restarting all home-based and community-based programming will be announced when available.

Children who begin kindergarten equipped with early academic and social-emotional skills are more likely to experience success throughout their academic careers than children who enter school systems without strong early foundations of learning. At Clayton Early Learning, we are committed to closing learning gaps for vulnerable children by expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities.

Well-documented research on human brain development shows that the prenatal-to-5 period offer the highest potential for development, as well as the highest risks. We succeed in closing learning gaps by working in partnership with parents to develop, measure and support school readiness goals.

Clayton Early Learning School Readiness Goals

  • Social and emotional Development

    Children will demonstrate growth in sense-of-self and meaningful social-emotional relationships with adults and peers supported by their families' knowledge of their child's social and emotional needs.

  • Approaches to Learning

    Children will grow in their exploration and expression of individual talents through persistence, curiosity and enjoyment of learning with peers supported by their families' active engagement with learning opportunities in the home, school and community.

  • Physical Development and Health

    Children will grow in their understanding of health and wellness habits and increased physical development along an individual continuum supported by families' health and wellness knowledge and practices.

  • Language and Literacy

    Children will demonstrate developmentally and culturally appropriate growth in early language and literacy skills supported by their families' engagement in evidence-based practices.

  • Cognitive and General Knowledge

    Children will demonstrate growth in higher level thinking skills as they apply them to their developing knowledge of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and their social world supported by their families' engagement with learning opportunities in home and in school.

School Readiness Resources for Families

The Head Start Approach to School Readiness - An Overview

Get Ready to Read - Kindergarten Readiness Indicator Checklist

Colorado Department of Education - Kindergarten Readiness Fact Sheet