The CottageServing Children Ages 2 months to 5 years
Colorado Preschool Program
The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. Each year the General Assembly provides funding for up to 29,360 children considered to be at-risk for later school failure to attend half-or full-day preschool. CPP is managed by local school districts and their preschool advisory councils. Each participating school district is given a predetermined number of half-day positions to serve eligible children. These positions are used to serve preschoolers in either half-or full-day programs in school district settings, local childcare centers, community preschools, or Head Start programs. (From CDE website)
MissionTo provide an optimal learning environment for the whole child.VisionIn 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.PhilosophyThe 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, Director235 High School RdAspen, CO 81611970-925-3760 ext. 5003
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 ServicesAmy Littlejohn Lauren Scheetz970-925-3760 ext. 4021 970-925-3760 ext. 2227235 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.