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The Early Childhood Center is the youngest of the district children and selfproclaimed as the Spartan Sparkles. The Salida Early Childhood Center serves

as a community information center for families. We focus on developing a positive

self-concept & sound learning skills. Our programs provide developmentally

appropriate learning experiences and activities that nurture children.

Our staff assists and supports families by encouraging self-sufficiency

skills and providing information about local resources in the areas of family, health,

education & special services.

Preschool (3-5 year olds)

Play based hands-on curriculum taught by CDE licensed teachers.

Funded by:

Head Start, Colorado Preschool Program,

Tuition Based Preschool &

Special Education Services

(0-3 years & pregnant moms)

Early Head Start

We have 24 center based spots for children at least one year and walking. Our Home Visitor option

works with parents in the home prenatally until the child is three years old or enters the center.

Two’s Early Learning Program

A private preschool for children 2-3 years old with its own separate license.

SECC Brochure

Annual Report

Hours of Operation