Our Program



3838 South Huron Street | Englewood, Colorado 80110 | 303.781.7585 | fax 303.806.2535

 Leigh Pytlinski - ECE Maddox Director

About ECE Maddox

The Englewood Schools ECE program serves children with a variety of educational needs, including children with identified special education needs, through preschool and child care services. Our goal is to help each child develop a positive self-image, a positive attitude toward learning, and to support children's social and educational development. All children participate in enriching activities based on the High Scope Curriculum model with additional research-based programs used to supplement instruction so that we can best meet the academic and social-emotional needs of every child. The ECE program utilizes funding from Head Start, Title I, Colorado Preschool Program (CPP), State and Federal Special Education Services offered to children with disabilities or special education needs are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).                                              

ECE Maddox Mission Statement

In partnership with families and the Englewood community, the Englewood ECE will provide and support high quality developmentally appropriate, comprehensive early childhood services which meet the social/emotional, physical and educational needs of all preschool-age children, and their families.

Preparing all students for future success through learning, leading, engagement and action.


Graduating the leaders, thinkers, and explorers of tomorrow

Core Values

High Expectations







The Englewood Early Childhood program delivers integrated services in a play based, developmentally appropriate manner to encourage a strong foundation for lifelong learning. We value and support the role of the parent/guardian as partners in their educational development. Each classroom consists of children who vary in age, developmental level, strengths, and needs. 

Please click on the link to see some of our ECE students! 

Beautiful Faces with music by Mr. David



Preschool Funding



Funded preschool is available for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old who meet eligibility requirements through the Colorado Preschool Program, Head Start or Special Education and provides a comprehensive system of services which address child, family, and community needs. All students who accept funded slots are expected to attend at least 85% of the sessions for which they are funded. Preschool is also available for children on a tuition basis.


Click here for additional information:


Head Start Funding



If funding is NOT available we also accept tuition-paying families please see below for 2019-2020 rates

Morning Preschool



$350.00 per month

($3,500.00 per year/10 monthly payments)


Afternoon Preschool



$350.00 per month

($3,500.00 per year / 10 monthly payments)


Full Day Preschool



$350.00 per month ($3,500/10 months) = If eligible for partial funding

$690.00 per month ($6,900/10 months) = If not eligible for funding


Extended Care 

Before Care 7:00-8:30 - $7.50 per day

After Care 3:30-5:00 - $7.50 per day 

Child Care on Professional Development Day  8:30-.3:30- $43.40



ECE Program Days and Hours


Classrooms Hours 2019-2020

- 9 Full Day Classrooms  (Monday-Friday)   8:30-3:30 pm

- 4 Half Days Morning Classrooms (Monday-Thursday) 8:15-11:30 am

- 4 Half Days Afternoon Classrooms (Monday-Thursday) 12:15- 3:30 pm


Extended School care

Before and after school care is available for an additional charge. Please see the tuition contract in the main office for details. Drop in child care is not available. Space is limited! 

Before school care: 7:00 - 8:30 am

After school care: 3:30-5:00 pm

Non-student Professional Development Child Care: $43.40 per day (these are held once a month on Fridays, please See Link for Calendar for more info) 


Your Childs Learning Experience at ECE Maddox




- School readiness skills such as listening to stories, recognizing name, counting, and early reading and writing skills

- Social/Emotional skills such as identifying feelings, learning how to make friends, and learning how to take turns and share

- Independence through activities such as, dressing for recess and taking care of personal belongings

- Learning new words and how to use language to express their ideas, wants, and needs

- Thinking skills such as problem-solving and focusing on activities


Classrooms at ECE



ALL aspects of the school are designed to support children’s growth and development. Decisions ranging from the physical set-up of the furniture and materials in the classroom to the selection of books in the library, to the type of tomato plant growing in our garden are all focused, intentional, and grounded in the foundational practices that guide our school. Teachers observe children and use their interests to shape the curricular choices provided in the classroom—literacy is infused throughout each learning experience.

We are using the following curriculums to address Colorado State Standards



The curriculum, instruction and assessment adopted by the Englewood ECE program at Maddox meets all the standards outlined in the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, the Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards and School Readiness Criteria, and the Head Start Learning Outcomes. The High/Scope curriculum model guides us as we plan and implement the preschool/childcare program. It emphasizes the process of learning. The curriculum adapts to children with a wide range of abilities and builds on their strengths and interests. It is a "hands-on" program with a focus on active involvement. We supplement High/Scope with other resources to ensure that we are fully preparing students for kindergarten.

ONLINE Preschool April - May, 2020

Music Classes

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The ECE Maddox program is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services 


Colorado Shines, a  Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) assigns a quality rating to licensed early care and education programs. All licensed child care programs caring for children prior to kindergarten are required to participate in the Colorado Shines system that rates the quality of care they provide.

Here are some resources to learn more about Colorado Shines:




Don't miss your opportunity to apply! How to apply?


Enrollment and Eligibility Criteria

  • Children must be between the ages of 3-5 (children must be 3 before October 1st) 

  • A Child Find Screening is a part of the enrollment process please click here for more information about our ECE Screenings.

  • Call Ana Chavez to schedule a preschool screening at 303-806-2522 or Office at 303-781-7585


3838 South Huron Street | Englewood, Colorado 80110 | 303.781.7585 | fax 303.806.2535