Iliff Preschool, Inc.
Licensed Capacity: 173
Current Total Enrollment: 170
Year Center was Built: 1963
Year Center Started Operation Under Current Name: 1963
Number of Full-Time Employees: 18
Square feet of Center: 8,000
Number of Square feet of Playground: 36,000
Number of Classrooms: 8 (Toddlers and older)
Percentage of Subsidized Care: 1%
3-year-old Tuition: $211
Participation in State Funded Pre-K: No
Iliff Preschool is one of the most earliest established centers on Center Tours and in the USA. Established over 47 years ago, Iliff Preschool is currently owned and operated by Helen & Chas Andresen. Founded on the self-taught philosophy of "Playology", their experienced staff guide the children in a stimulating environment to learn through play.
Miss Helen & Mr. Chas welcome Center Tours to Denver.
A neighborhood center - with a DC7 for an kindergarten building!
Three friends share a good book.
With many staff having over 20 years tenure, parents can read about each one on the Star Staff board.
The Kiddie Wash is a fun area to cool off on a hot Denver day. There are plenty of pools and sprinklers.
A nice shady playground is provided by many mature trees.
The Marina yard has a real boat and plenty of sand.
With a school age climbing structure, the children can get ready for the Rockies.
Iliff Preschool offers a full-day 5-year old Kindergarten in a REAL DC7.
Read all about how this came to be including the history of this airplane.
The interior of the airplane.
Wall paintings decorate the tail of the airplane and creates a library space.
The airplane has all the elements you expect to find in any 5K classroom, and plenty of windows.
The sand/mud box is large enough for lots of friends and is complete with running water.
The tunnel yard is just one of eight separate playgrounds.
The Mining Camp comes complete with gold mining memorabilia from Miss Helen's ancestors who knew Molly Brown.
Wild flowers and rock garden in the tunnel yard.
An old DC7 tire has been converted into a spinning toy.
Beautiful Denver days are perfect for painting outside.
Convex mirrors allow teachers to monitor every area of the tunnel yard.
Years of experience and collecting create an excellent resource library for teachers.
Teachers utilized many materials and resources to create an unique curriculum.
Hand-painted walls are a favorite of many children.
Clear half doors allow for security while offering ventilation and cooling by the "swamp cooler".
The Toddler room offers lots of windows and painted walls.
The toddler tire swing is actually classified as a glider, not a swing.
Cushions on the toddler playground makes a safe environment for the youngest enrollees at Iliff Preschool.
The tire glider is a hit.
Ceiling props turn a classroom into an ocean wonderland.
Computers are available in every classroom.
Dramatic play and a bubble mirror.
The bus in the background is real but the rocket and gas pump are for play.
Preschool climbing structure.
Cherry and apples trees will supply fruit to be used for special snacks.
The rocket launch area.
The children all lend a hand to celebrate July 4th.
Miss Helen is proud to show of Iliff Preschool's extensive website as well as classroom website created through www.Snapfish.com . She encourages every provider to take advantage of the communication and resources available through the Internet.