Mile Hi Children's Enrichment Center (MHCEC) Preschool
Our philosophy is simple: Honor the unique development of each child and apply the whole-child approach to learning.
The whole-child approach nurtures all areas of children’s development from social-emotional-cognitive skills, literacy, math, science, art, music, nutrition, and fitness. This type of teaching is a powerful strategy as preschool children transition to kindergarten.
We have three (3) classrooms for children. Each classroom has a minimum of one accredited and licensed Early Childhood teacher and a teacher assistant. Also on staff is our director and administrative assistant.
We maintain a minimum 1:10 teacher to student ratio in all classrooms.
- Preschool: Serves children 2.5 – 4 years
- Prekindergarten: Serves children 4 – 5 years
Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2020 – 2021 School Year:
Aug. 18, 2020 – May 26, 2021
Our education and curriculum foundation is inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophies. Children are given relevant hands-on learning opportunities that allow them to explore, discover, and ignite their natural love of learning in rich, stimulating environments. Our teachers create curriculums based on observations of each child’s interests, passions, and developmental readiness.
We also incorporate Love and Logic©, a philosophy that supports our teachers with management techniques that promote children’s self-control, decision making, and responsibility. By contributing to their personal growth through these teachings, children develop self-respect, self-esteem, and the ability to make positive choices.
The Music Together curriculum provides children with the opportunity to learn music in developmentally appropriate ways; supports their language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development; enhances the classroom experience; supports family engagement by giving parents enjoyable and significant ways to nurture their children’s development; and enhances happiness and well-being in the school community.
At MHCEC, we believe our greatest strength lies in the talents and skills of our staff. Our teachers are highly educated, deeply caring professionals who are dedicated to respectful, quality education for young children. As the school’s most valuable asset, staff is supported in their continuing education to stay up to date with the latest in Montessori/Reggio Emilia curriculum and early childhood education research and techniques. All faculty members have extensive background checks, CPR and first aid certifications, and Universal Precautions training.
BA in Early Childhood Education
Master of Education Degree in Curriculum Instruction
Large Center Director Certificate
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
BFA in Painting
Master of Education in Creative Arts
BA in Music
Applied Credential in Dalcroze Eurythmics
Music Specialist at Boulder Journey School