Durango Early Learning Center

  • Durango Early Learning Center offers toddler and preschool early childhood development for 70 children in La Plata County.
  • Our value base derives from a strong respect for childhood and the recognition that children are natural explorers and experimenters, capable of constructing learning and knowledge.
  • We offer an environment, both within the school and larger community, that affords endless possibilities for creativity, imagination, representation and problem solving.
  • Our focus is to develop a strong sense of worth in every child that comes through the doors by promoting a belief in themselves as capable learners with valuable opinions and ideas.
  • "Durango Early Learning Center staff are to be commended for the completion of their first Quality Rating." The education philosophy at Durango Early Learning Center evolves from the social construction theories of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Bruner, Howard Gardner, Loris Malaguzzi and Carlina Rinaldi.
  • We have adapted the application of Piagetian ideas into the High/Scope Curriculum, which focuses on children “learning how to think and solve problems through their active involvement in personally relevant experiences.”.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3

Student Body

Total Students71 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeDurango Early Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1

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Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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