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Children's Outreach Project


 

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The Mission of Children’s Outreach Project is to offer an affordable, quality early childhood education to children of all developmental stages in the North Metro Denver area, specifically Adams County.

C.O.P.’s goals are to provide:

1.High-quality ECE utilizing evidence-based programming across all classrooms.

2.Therapeutic services including occupational, speech and language, skill building and mental/social/emotional therapy for any child in need at no additional charge.

3.Guidance to all students both socially and academically in preparation for public school and healthy adult life.

C.O.P.’s objectives are to:

1.Prepare all students socially, emotionally, and academically for their next developmental level.

2.Ready all students for success in mainstream public school classrooms.

3.Support parents and caregivers in nurturing their children as they grow, both during and beyond their years at COP.

The staff of Children's Outreach Project is committed to "building" children by offering high-quality educational programming for all of our students. Children are taught respect for self and one and other, teachers, and classroom materials. Honesty and cooperation are promoted with all children. Children’s Outreach Project provides a rich learning environment strongly rooted in early childhood academics. Research tells us that young children learn best in the context of meaningful relationships and when involved in play. Because of this, Children's Outreach Project balances classroom activities with both structure and free choice sessions to allow children to explore. 

We provide play and learning experiences that are age appropriate, stimulating, and fun! A balance of active and quiet play is offered. All activities, both individual and group, are geared toward the emotional, social, physical, cognitive, aesthetic and individual growth of young children. We conduct self-evaluations of all our teachers using the CLASS system (see below to learn more) to ensure highest quality of teacher-student relationships. Parents and guardians are a child's first teacher and are an important part of our program. We encourage parent contact with staff, regarding child progress, curriculum, and participation in school events. 

VALUES
Inclusion: the belief that children of all abilities learn best when they learn and play together. 

Respect for the individual: the belief that each child is precious, and that students should be taught and expected to treat every person with respect.

Dedication to the whole child: the belief that we must strive to provide each student with the skills to succeed in school and life through attention to emotional, social, intellectual and physical development.

Diversity: Children’s Outreach Project believes in maintaining racial, ethnic and economic diversity among its students, staff, and board.

Partnership: the belief that parents, volunteers, community leaders and collaborations with other organizations play an important role in sustaining the excellence of the School and its programs.

PHILOSOPHY
All young children are full of potential, and the skills that they develop during the preschool years will stay with them throughout their lives. Positive experiences before age 8 build the foundation that helps children become healthy, competent adults.

Each child is an individual who develops at his or her own pace. Physical, social, emotional and intellectual development all grow during the preschool years, and are linked.

Birth to 8 years is the best time to identify and treat possible learning delays. Even mild delays worsen over time, and every child benefits from the guidance and teaching of experienced professionals. 

Children learn about themselves and the world around them by observing and interacting with their environment. In order to learn best, children need an environment that has many interesting areas and meaningful activities available for exploration. Environments should be clean, safe, relaxed, positive, and designed to maximize child experiences.

Children need self-esteem, communication skills and respect for others in order to succeed. The best way to build these skills is for all adults in the environment to model cooperation, helpfulness, negotiation and compromise.

A young child’s parents are their greatest influence. When parents support their child by participating in and reinforcing his or her learning experiences – at school and at home – the child has a much better chance of growing to his or her full potential. Adults can turn everyday activities into learning moments by guiding children: asking questions, offering encouragement and providing consistent structure.

Discipline means helping children to develop self-control and self-esteem by setting clear, predictable limits and using redirection.

Students, families, staff and friends are all part of Children’s Outreach Project community. Our program depends upon the community in order to grow and improve. Each person’s support is essential for Children's Outreach Project to succeed.

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