Grades: NS - K | 90 students
The Willows Child Learning Centers began in September 1969, with the opening of Willows/Arapaho-Hills at 5301 S. Lowell Boulevard. Willows Child Learning Center, which is also the business office, was completed in January 1977, and is located at 6865 S. Quebec Street. Willows/Olde-Mill Child Learning Center was completed in September 1987, and is located at 6894 S. Homestead Parkway. Efforts are continuously made to add to the facilities, staff and materials of each center in an attempt to perfect the education and care provided for young children. Each center provides full-day childcare, preschool, kindergarten, before and after school care for elementary children, a summer elementary program, and summer swimming lessons. Morning preschool is provided for all age groups and afternoon preschool is provided at the Willows center for 3, 4, and 5-year old. Kindergarten is a full-day program for children who are five by September 15th. Before and after school care and transportation are provided for elementary children who are in grades one through five. A full-day summer program is also provided for this group. The Willows Child Learning Centers to provide the best in early development and learning through a loving, stimulating environment for every child. To this end children are placed in classrooms with teams of teachers according to age groupings. Within an age group children are divided into small groups and belong to a certain teacher on the basis of an individual evaluation, which reveals the child's developmental level. Evaluation results are always shared in parent-teacher conferences.