Excellence and Longevity
Mountain Tots Preschool has been operating in Eagle County since 1974. When your child attends Mountain Tots Preschool, we hope you feel that this is YOUR SCHOOL. We encourage families to share ideas, goals, and accomplishments. It is our goal to meet the needs of each child to develop a relationship with our families. Your involvement in Mountain Tots sets the stage for your involvement in your child’s entire education.
We are a non-profit, non-denominational private school. We are committed to providing equal and non-discriminatory opportunities to all children under Federal and State law without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. We welcome children with special needs, so long as we can provide a positive experience for your child and are able to address his/her needs within our regular teacher to child ratio. Mountain Tots strives to provide a high-quality early enrichment program that enhances educational, social, and emotional development.
At Mountain Tots Preschool, we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our preschool experience is designed to provide a high quality early learning enrichment program that enhances educational, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Our program is built around the concept that children are born ready to learn. As educators, we strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating and encouraging.
All Mountain Tots Preschool teachers meet or exceed the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning licensing requirements. All of the lead teachers hold a college degree and have completed required basic coursework in early childhood education. Every year, the director, teachers, and assistant teachers must complete a required number of continuing education training hours. All of the staff has experience working with young children in a supervised program. In addition, our staff members truly love and understand child development and our play-based philosophy. English is the primary language but we have staff members who are fluent in Spanish and Bulgarian.
Ms. Jessica Deerr | Director
Ms. Silvana Flaherty | Assistant Director
Board of Directors
Mountain Tots Preschool is a non-profit school. Mountain Tots Preschool Board of Directors is responsible for determining Mountain Tots Preschool mission and vision, approving the annual budget, fundraising, hiring and evaluating the Mountain Tots Preschool director, recruiting and orienting new board members, and setting major policy and other responsibilities required for the smooth operation of the school. Between five and seven members who serve one to two year terms, comprise Mountain Tots Preschool volunteer board. All are current Mountain Tots Preschool parents. Meetings are held monthly. Parents, teachers, staff and interested community members are welcome to attend and observe to learn more about Mountain Tots Preschool. A copy of the bylaws and monthly minutes are available for review upon request, as well as job descriptions for the board positions of president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. If you wish to have an agenda item added to a board meeting, please contact the school director or board president. Please feel free to contact the director if you would be interested in being a member of the board.
Our son began attending Mountain Tots when he was 3 years old. As parents, we are impressed with how much our son grown over the past two years, both academically and socially. His wonderful and caring teachers have helped to positively shape him and prepare him for kindergarten in so many ways. Mountain Tots will forever have a special place in our hearts.
Adrian & Laura Hughes
Two of our children currently attend Mountain Tots. I love that they get a well rounded education that prepares them for Kindergarten as well as having fun so they are excited to go to preschool each day. Our children have made what we hope to be lifelong friends and we have been able to watch them grow academically.
Casey & Becky Wydra
Mountain Tots Preschool is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, color, race,
marital status, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, sexual expression, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.