Welcome to Children’s House
We are proud to announce that Children’s House is one of only 6 Nationally Accredited preschools in Boulder, through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which has set the gold standard for quality in early childhood education since 1985.
Since 2008 we have served children speaking 30 different home languages. Languages include: Tibetan, Filipino, Ilokano, Samoan, Ewe, Thai, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, Nepalese, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, German, French, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Hindi, Amharic, Polish, Hebrew, Estonian, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Swiss-German, Dutch, Armenian and English.
Our School Year
Children’s House is proud to announce that beginning June 2018 we are going to be offering summer options so children can come to us year round. During the school year from September through May we follow the BVSD calendar except for teacher professional days where we don’t close. From the first week of June, through to the 3rd week of August we are offering a summer program, initially it will be for families enrolled in our school year program, but we will open it to the public in March. Children will get to explore Boulder with field trips to local businesses, parks, museums, and gardens. They will get to enjoy our neighborhood on our fleet of Striders, and harvest and eat food from our community garden.
Our Program Director Elaine McCarthy, has been with the school since 1992, and in the last 25 years has molded the preschool to a high degree of excellence. Elaine was awarded “2010 Educator of the Year” by the Boulder County chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Michael Knuckey our Executive Director, was awarded “2015 Educator of the Year”, making him the second male early childhood educator to receive the award since its inception in 1986. From his nomination: “Michael is a true educator who makes a difference every day. He is committed to serving children from all socioeconomic backgrounds and various physical and cognitive abilities. Michael goes above and beyond to help families that need assistance with extra food, clothing and furniture by collecting items and getting them to families requesting support.”