MHM employs the Montessori approach to foster social competency, concentration, and persistence in children ages 6 weeks–5 years, most of whom live at or below the federal poverty level. The organization aims to create a children’s lending library for its learning centers to increase access to linguistically and developmentally appropriate books. The lending library would allow families a greater variety of books to read with their children, and provide literacy calendars to track the amount of time children spend reading.
Warren Village’s Greta Horwitz Learning Center educates children ages 6 weeks to 10 years old with a curriculum designed specifically for underserved students. In addition to cognitive, language, social exercises, the learning center conducts regular cultural and recreational field trips in the Denver area to enrich student’s education. Each classroom of approximately 14 preschool children attends at least two trips each year to city venues such as the zoo, art museums, the symphony and theater, and the children’s museum. Field trips provide students with informative lessons in the arts and sciences and an opportunity for a new experience, and also build their sense of community with both their peers and their city.
The Boulder Chamber Orchestra introduces classical compositions to audiences with its fall concert series featuring Boulder's finest purveyors of eighth notes. During Liberation, violinist Lindsay Deutsch will fill eardrums like tiny, posh swimming pools with masterful interpretations of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, as well as Mozart's overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7. The Boulder Chamber Orchestra plans to razzle-dazzle audiences at Piety with cochleae-massaging takes on Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings RV 127, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, and Mozart's Requiem. Piety also showcases the Ars Nova Singers, who will celebrate their 26th season of crafting powerful a cappella by using trophies instead of microphones and sprinkling their vocal talents into the evening's aural stew.
Who knows what kids need? Just ask a mom. Club 4 Kids is fully staffed by mothers. Back in 1992, Patty Stouffer couldn't find a reliable place to drop her kids off for a few hours, so she decided to create one. Today, parents drop their brood off at one of two locations. Here, kids get their hands covered in paint at the art center, exercise imaginations playing dress-up, and practice containing their road rage while driving play cars. Even older kids occupy themselves, by playing video or board games in the on-site clubhouse. Every two hours, the group breaks for a meal or snack, so kids are well-fed by the time their parents come to pick them up.
Whether they're hitting the gym for a quick workout or spending an evening out, on-the-go parents can add balance to their busy schedules with The Children's Playroom's drop-in childcare services. The childcare facility features a vibrantly colored play area and various toys, with plenty of room and fun gadgets to entertain children ages 12 months–13 years old. While small tykes romp through the soft play zone decorated with pretend rivers and flowers, older kids can indulge creative impulses with arts and crafts or challenge high scores at the video-game center. Parents can either provide meals for their young or purchase prepackaged fare at the play center.