303-733-3777 x143 (ELC) x119 (K-8)
Fax: 303-778-6070

ELCInfo@SJDenver.org
K-8Info@SJDenver.org
1.  What is the daily schedule?  
Each day the Early Learning Center opens at 7:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm.  Children meet together from 7:00 am to 8:00 for breakfast each day.   Lunch is served each day. The meals meet the dietary recommendations for young children.  Nap time is required for each child who stays all day.  The students go outside to play twice a day for full day programs. Lesson plans are developed by the teacher each week and incorporate the school's curriculum and state standards for each age level.

2. What accreditation have you received, and are you a Qualistar Rated child care program?
We are accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation commission (for more information about NLSA please Click Here). We are also a Denver Preschool Program Partner (Click Here for more info on the DPP), and yes we are a Qualistar Rated program. For more info about the Qualistar Colorado Ratings System and to find out St. John's ELC Qualistar Rating CLICK HERE

3.  What if my child is sick?  
If your child is sick you are welcome to call and ask what we would recommend. The safest answer is if the child is not acting like themselves or is unable to participate in classroom activities, they should stay home. Here is a quick reference guide to help you decide "How Sick is Too Sick" Form.
- Please help to keep us all healthy!  Hand washing plays an important role in staying healthy.  Help your child wash their hands when they enter the classroom.
 
4.  Is there a playground on site?  
Yes!  There is a separate outside play area for the toddler classes at the school entrance.  And, a separate outside play area for the preschool and pre-k classes is located at the back of the school. Our playgrounds are safe and fun!
 
5.  Does the staff have CPR and First Aid training?  
All staff have been trained in CPR and First Aid at the beginning of the school year.
 
6.  Can I visit my child at the school at anytime?  
St. John's Early Learning Center has an open-door policy where parents may visit/observe their child at anytime.  So that classroom disruptions are kept to a minimum, we kindly request that you notify the classroom teacher in advance of your intent to visit.  Together we can find an opportune time to observe or participate with your child.
 
7.  What is the teacher to student ratio?  
These are the maximum ratios:
For toddlers age 18 months to 23 months, the ratio is 1 teacher for every 5 students.
For toddlers age 24 months to 35 months, the ratio is 1 teacher for every 7 students.
For preschool classrooms (age 3 years), the ratio is 1 teacher for every 10 students.
For pre-k classrooms (age 4 years), the ratio is 1 teacher for every 12 students.

8.  What if my child has food allergies/special needs?  
Each special need will be considered on an individual basis.  St. John's does not employ special teachers or instructors to work with specific needs. We do contract with Children's Hospital to provide a nurse consultant to train us to identify symptoms associated with severe allergic reactions and have been instructed on how to administer emergency medications for severe allergic reactions.  Please speak with the director about your specific concern.