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Welcome to Mapleton

Principal's Message

Welcome to Mapleton Early Childhood Center!


Mapleton Early Childhood Center offers an inclusive preschool program for school-aged 3 and 4 year olds.  We are proud to be one of the 20 preschool sites within the Boulder Valley School District.  

Boulder Valley School District has been a leader in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years. The BVSD Early Childhood program goal is to “Spark a Lifetime of Achievement” by providing high-quality developmental and academic experiences for young children. Our preschool program provides young children and their families an environment that’s language-rich and encourages exploration and problem solving while also developing key relationship skills so that young learners are propelled on the journey to achieve their full potential. Children follow their own unique patterns of growth and maturation and, consequently, teachers, paraeducators, and community liaisons build instruction around each child and family’s specific needs, interests, and learning style. The early years of life are critical to a child’s learning and development. In fact, neuroscientists have shown that the first five years – in particular the first three – have the greatest potential for setting a strong foundation for lifelong learning and health. During that time, children’s brains are developing at rapid rates with 700-1,000 new neural connections formed every second. Quality early learning programs like ours help children start early and start strong on the path to lifelong success.

Mapleton has been rated Level 4 by Colorado Shines.

Colorado recognizes the importance of quality early learning programs and established Colorado Shines, the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early care and learning programs through the Colorado Division of Early Learning and Care. Boulder Valley School District is proud to announce that we have been rated Level 4 by Colorado Shines. Boulder Valley School District is committed to providing a high-quality learning environment that supports your child’s development and gives him/her a strong start on the path to lifelong success. Our Colorado Shines rating is one way that Boulder Valley School District demonstrates our commitment to quality and continually improving the services we offer.

The Early Childhood program prides itself on a comprehensive based model that provides educational services, health services, family and community partnerships, mental health and integrated child services (special education). For more information on the many programs the Early Childhood Program offers, please contact the Mapleton ECC office at 720-561-6200.

I am looking forward to meeting you!

Theresa Clements


Early Childhood Director