- Early Childhood
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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
STEM Discovery at Mountain View accelerates and engages students in their learning enhanced in an environment that encourages each child’s potential through both discovery and inquiry. The design thinking process provides a rich mechanism to develop global thinkers.
Design thinking accelerates and engages students in their learning enhanced in an environment that encourages each child’s potential through both discovery and inquiry. STEM Discovery at Mountain View provides a rich environment which encourages critical thinking and cultivates global thinkers.
The goal of our school district's preschool program is to provide high quality early childhood experiences for children in a safe, supporting, and stimulating environment. Another goal of preschool is to prepare them for kindergarten.
Our comprehensive preschool program uses standards-based curriculum, called Creative Curriculum, to create an environment that supports learning through play and discovery in a center-based environment. The curriculum also helps teachers to develop small and large group learning experiences to enhance their development. Progress is observed and documented using the GOLD assessment in all developmental (social-emotional, motor, cognitive, and language) and content areas (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and technology).
A quality early childhood experience also includes a valued partnership between the school and families. We are family focused and facilitate learning in all developmental areas.
The link between early childhood and STEM is indisputable. Early exposure to STEM – whether it be in school, at a museum, a library, or just engaging in the natural trial and error of play – supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers. (JD Chesloff in Sparking a Child’s Interest in Science and Technology.”