Paul Derda Recreation Center Early Learning


Please read all of the information in the attachments below. If you have questions please contact Kim Evelsizer, Recreation Supervisor at 303-460-6911 or Nichole Bertsch, Early Learning Director at 303-464-5545

Early Learning Parent Hand Book
All School Supply List

Early Learning Available Classes at PDRC:

Early Little Learners 2017–2018

This class offers preschoolers the opportunity to develop socially, intellectually and physically. It is a “beginning” to the preschool world. Children must be toilet trained and not in diapers or pull-ups to be eligible for this class. Age: 2 ½ – 3 years (Children need to be 2 ½ years of age by September 30, 2017 to enroll)
Code R/NR Fee Day Time Date
79632 $261/$301 TTh 11:15 am–12:45 pm Sep 5 –Dec 7
79633 $382/$439 TTh 11:15 am–12:45 pm Jan 2 – May 17

Little Learners Plus 2017–2018

This class is an extended class for preschool children. The structured theme curriculum places emphasis on large motor, small motor, cognitive, science, and math life skills. “Zoo Phonics” will also be introduced to learn letters and sounds. Children must be toilet-trained and not in diapers or pull-ups to be eligible for this class. Age: 3 years by September 30, 2017 to enroll
Code R/NR Fee Day Time Date
79638 $354/$407 TTh 9–11 am Sep 5 –Dec 7
79639 $495/$569 TTh 9–11 am Jan 2 – May 17

79640 $354/$407 TTh 1–3 pm Sep 5 – Dec 7
79641 $495/$569 TTh 1–3 pm Jan 2 – May 17

79642 $507/$583 MWF 1–3 pm Sep 6 – Dec 8
79643 $731/$840 MWF 1–3 pm Jan 3 – May 18

Early Explorers Plus 2017-2018

This class focuses on preparing your youngster for Kindergarten. Various activities are used to help your child gain a general understanding of themed topics as well as letters through “Zoo Phonics”. Your child is exposed to structured classroom situations as well as unstructured time. This is a “Pre-K” course. Age: 4 years by September 30, 2017 to enroll
Code R/NR Fee Day Time Date

79648 $495/$570 TTh 9–11:30 am Sep 5 – Dec 7
79649 $693/$797 TTh 9–11:30 am Jan 2 – May 17

79650 $495/$570 TTh 12:30–3 pm Sep 5 – Dec 7
79651 $693/$797 TTh 12:30–3 pm Jan 2 – May 17

79652 $710/$816 MWF 9–11:30 am Sep 6 – Dec 8 South
79653 $1023/$1177 MWF 9–11:30 am Jan 3 – May 18 South

79654 $710/$816 MWF 9–11:30 am Sep 6 – Dec 8 North
79655 $1023/$1177 MWF 9–11:30 am Jan 3 – May 18 North

Journey to Kindergarten/Pre-K Blend Class 2017-2018

This class focuses on the little one who missed the kindergarten cut off. This is a high quality preschool class that offers language, math, social studies, science, and social skills. This Pre-K course is for little ones who have previously attended a preschool class. All children MUST be 5 years old by January 1, 2018.
Location: BCC *This class will include a lunch brigade option (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Code R/NRFee         Day Time Date
79658 $763/$877 MWF 12:30 – 3 pm Sep 6 – Dec 8
79659 $1254/$1442 MWF 12:30 – 3 pm Jan 3 – May 18

Expedition into Phonics 2017–2018

This one hour class will take the Early Explorer deeper into the world of phonics! Children will explore letter sounds with “Zoo Phonics” activities by using visual, auditory, and large motor skills. Children will discover the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words. We will explore the phonemic patterns as well. This is a good review for Kindergarten. Available for Pre-K and Kindergarten ages only. No class February 19, 2018 & March 26 & 29, 2018. 
Age: 4 – 5 years
Code R/NR Fee Day Time Date
79660 $208/$239 MW 4 – 5 pm Feb 6 - Apr 26

Lunch Brigade

Lunch Brigade is an extended day Early Learning Program that is designed to give children a chance to eat lunch with friends and help children expand their creativity, large motor, and social skills. Each session will start with lunch and finish with an exciting activity which might include a cooking project, time in the gymnastics center, art activities, science, math, and other physical activities. This program is guaranteed by the number of children registered.
Day Time Location Fee
MF 11:30 am–1 pm PDRC $12/day monthly sign-up required

All students currently enrolled in Early Explorers Plus (Pre-K), and Journey to Kindergarten preschool classes at the Paul Derda Recreation Center and the Broomfield Community Center are eligible to participate in Lunch Brigade. This program is not offered to students who are not enrolled in our program.

Special Accommodations

Parents with children who require special accommodations must contact Kim Evelsizer at 303.460.6911 or Nichole Bertsch at 303.464.5545, two weeks prior to class.