We help children achieve self-confidence and enhance social skills.
Our Preschool Program prepares children 3 to 5 years old for life in school and the community.
Our Preschool Program helps children achieve self-confidence, gain independence, and develop their social skills in preparation for kindergarten. Anchor Center understands this transition is important.
Built on a foundation of vision services, our small classrooms of 5 to 7 children work on an array of early education, socialization, recreation, and mobility activities.We promote children’s courage and celebrate the joy in every journey.Children are independent of their families or caregiver during program and attend twice a week. This allows them to experience self-sufficient learning for a few short hours each day.
A typical Preschool Program week might include:
- Literacy, including pre-braille and story time
- Community meal or snack time
- Orientation and mobility skill building
- Motor development and outdoor play
- Gardening and horticultural therapy
- Field trips
We know children with vision impairments benefit from a comprehensive approach. Our highly trained Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments team up with our speech/language pathologists, occupational, physical, music and recreational therapist to create experiences that nurture each child.
This was the beginning of a new journey, paved with a path made up of hope. Support and hope that have made him so confident and free!Flora, Serge’s mom
TUITION AND FEES
We never turn any child away based on an inability to pay tuition.
Anchor Center for Blind Children is a private, non-profit organization funded almost in full by donations and grants. In fact, less than 4% of Anchor Center’s funding is from government sources. Although we wish we could offer all of our services at no cost to our families, tuition is necessary to help cover the cost of our professionally-staffed programs and services. To help cover the cost of our services, Anchor Center does charge a highly subsidized tuition fee for our Preschool Program.
The annual Preschool Program tuition fee for the 2019 – 2020 school year is $300 per month, or $3,000 per school year. Tuition helps meet program expenses throughout the year to ensure our services remain at the highest level of expertise and quality for your child.
However, we never want this to be a deterrent to families receiving services; therefore, we offer a range of discounted rates to families thanks to the generosity of our loyal donors.
Tuition agreements may be made available for review upon request.
She was born two months early. By four months old, Sundka received a diagnosis of stage five Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Living six thousand miles away from Anchor Center in Mongolia, her dad Ken started looking for answers.
Ken sent his daughter’s information to the best specialists worldwide. They all turned her away.
When Sundka was 2 years old, Ken left his job and moved their family to the United States. A teacher in San Francisco referred them to schools nationwide. Ultimately, they chose Denver and Anchor Center.
“I love Anchor Center,” Ken says. “It’s like somebody has collected the most caring and dedicated individuals in one place together!”
At first, Sundka was frustrated by the language barrier and an unknown place. She would hardly speak. Now, her teachers know her as a girl filled with laughter. She enjoys literacy and is confident in using her cane.
Her dad is grateful for their time at Anchor Center. “Sundka loves her teachers and gets excited every time she goes to school. That’s how good they are!”
Refer a Child
Knowing what to do if you have concerns about your child’s vision can be overwhelming. We’re here to help make the process easier.