Discovery Learning Center


Our Mission

Discovery Learning Center's Mission

Discovery Learning Center's mission is to provide quality, accredited early childhood care and education in a supportive environment. That support extends to the children, as well as their families and community.

The goal of everyone working with the children is to help each child have more positive feelings about him/herself, including confidence in the ability to learn, increasing self-control, positive social relationships, and exploring new experiences. The result of these skills is confident, competent, caring children.


Quick Answers

What do you need help with?

1. To enroll your child at Discovery, add your name to the information waitlist

Enrollment pre-registration meetings occur in February and enrollment forms are available in March before your child starts school in the upcoming September.  Join the waitlist or contact us for more info.

2. We are a Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Provider

UPK Colorado ensures that every child in the year before kindergarten is eligible for state-funded, voluntary preschool. Download PDF to get more info on the program and find out if your child is eligible.

3. Download the parent handbook

From enrollment to field trips, nutrition and hygiene, all of our information can be downloaded right here.

4. Student schedule change

For current parents: Download and print a student schedule change request form.

5. Summer camp

Summer camp is open to current students. Contact us for more information.

6. Join our team of qualified early childhood teachers

Join Newborn Network as a Parent Educator in enhancing parent to parent networking and assisting parents in advancing their child’s development. Apply here.

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About Us

Discovery Learning Center

Our philosophy is based on the child development theories of Erik Erickson, John Dewey, Arnold Gesell, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. We use a variety of curriculum models; including constructivism, project approach, storybook journey, developmental interaction, and theme immersion. For more information about theorists and/or curriculum models, please contact our Director, Angela Shelton at

Overall, we are guided by current early childhood research and developmentally appropriate practices. To enable the achievement of the mission, Discovery Learning Center follows the curriculum guidelines listed below. 

Our curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on important skill-building, such as personality growth in character and value development, conceptual knowledge and aesthetic development. We also focus on building beginners' skills in important subjects such as, science, math, social student, emergent literacy, and conceptual knowledge. Physical development plays an important role in our curriculum as well. 

Standards and important guidelines we follow include:

The Core Components of our program include three important rules. Take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care of Discovery. We pride ourselves on professional and well-trained staff and parent involvement. Through these principles, we grow competent, confident, and caring children.

As Competent Children, students will be capable, knowledgeable, experienced, skilled and proficient in curriculum content appropriate to their age and individual development.

As Confident Children, students will be assured in their demeanor, assertive in their interactions with others, and certain of their skills. We work to ensure Discovery children are secure in their environment, convinced of their abilities, and self-possessed of their emotions.

As Caring Children, students will exhibit kind and thoughtful, gentle and considerate behavior. We expect helpful and compassionate treatment of others, and for our students to express concern and sensitive behaviors toward other children and adults.

Discovery Learning Center is a Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Provider. UPK helps families by providing children the opportunity to attend state-funded voluntary preschool. Click here to download the PDF for more info.


Our Team

Colleen Miller

Executive Director Family Development Center

Angela Shelton

Director Discovery Learning Center

Julia Schiemann

Administrative Assistant

Alice Butler

Preschool Classroom Lead Teacher

Katrina Hicks

Roving Classroom Art Teacher

Erick Ocampo

Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher

Diane Moore

In-house Substitute Teacher

Sonia Butler

Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher

John Shoen

PreK-Corner Classroom Lead Teacher

Alex Sonntag

PreK-Corner Classroom Teacher

Allison Pearl

PreK-Corner Classroom Assistant Teacher

Kylie Leggett

PreK-West Classroom Lead Teacher

Avery Hazlett

PreK-West Classroom Assistant Teacher

Marian Wormser

PreK-West Classroom Teaching Assistant

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