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    The Cottage
    Serving Children Ages 2 months to 5 years
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  • Mission
    To provide an optimal learning environment for the whole child.
    In being successful, the Cottage maximizes the potential of our students to grow
    in their physical, social-emotional, and cognitive domains. We partner with families to
    effectively share information and resources necessary to understand and fully support each child.
    The teaching staff will create a safe, caring environment in which students thrive. They achieve
    this by maintaining high levels of competency and commitment to our program.
    Importantly, we will be seen by our community-at-large as the best early
    childhood program in the State of Colorado.
    The Cottage embraces a family-oriented perspective within which the development of the
    child as a whole is successfully pursued. We are welcoming, nurturing, responsive, and
    accountable. Our approach is collaborative, adaptive, and supportive. We prize and derive
    value from diversity and innovation. While what we do is important, how we do what
    we do defines the uniqueness of the Cottage experience.
    Darilynn Cairncross, Director
    235 High School Rd
    Aspen, CO 81611 
    970-925-3760 ext. 5003
  • Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
    Aspen School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or other status protected by law in admission or access to, treatment and employment in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officers for the District to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
    Human Resources Director                                   Co-Director of Student Services
    Amy Littlejohn                                                       Lauren Scheetz
    alittlejohn@aspenk12.net                                   lscheetz@aspenk12.net
    970-925-3760 ext. 4021                                        970-925-3760 ext. 2227
    235 High School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611                235 High School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611
    *Specific complaints of alleged discrimination based on disability should be referred to the Co-Director of Student Services.