Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

Lisa Graham

Personalized Learning Director, Early Childhood Education

        Preschool Information Line: 720-433-0025

                      Kathy Hakim                                                                         Megan Olson
                      Administrative Assistant                                                    Administrative Assistant
                      My School Bucks/Tuition                                                    Personnel/Staffing
                      720.433.1187                                                                        303.387.0821
                      kahakim@dcsdk12.org                                                       mmolson@dcsdk12.org

Preschool Science Exp

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8am to 4pm 
Friday: 8am to 2pm

Office Locations  
Early Childhood Center -North (ECC-North)
9350 Teddy Lane
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Early Childhood Center - South (ECC-South)
3950 Trail Boss Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80104 

Preschool classroom hours vary by site.  Click here to access each preschool classroom website.

DCSD ECE is part of the Personalized Learning Department - for info click here.
 To access DCSD Section 504 info click here


Mom and Baby

Learning Starts Long Before School Does

Children start learning the day they’re born, and the trajectory of their future success is shaped by their experiences in the first few years.

But too many parents, grandparents and caregivers don’t know how to support early learning. They need to understand that children are learning during everyday moments – doing everyday activities. As a child’s first and most important teacher, parents can easily turn everyday moments into fun, engaging learning opportunities – and by doing so they give their child the best start possible. 

Unfortunately, by the time children enter kindergarten, there’s a gap between those with quality early learning experiences and those without. That turns into an achievement gap by 3rd grade. Most children never catch up. But research shows that children with high-quality early learning in the first few years are more likely to finish school, become part of a productive workforce, and contribute to society and the economy.

Source: The Ad Council- Early Childhood Development Campaign

The Douglas County School District Early Childhood Education department encourages families to engage in early learning experiences with their preschoolers and younger children.

Early Childhood Resources

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