Early Childhood Recreation (ECR)

ECR is a recreation-based program that focuses on the “building blocks” to Kindergarten readiness by providing a series of integrated learning experiences. Classes are designed to give the young child an opportunity to play and interact socially in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment, as they learn to become cooperative members of a group.

The ECR teaching staff encourages confidence and creativity, while providing age-appropriate, skill-building activities that foster learning through arts & crafts, music, language and children's literature, as well as number and letter recognition. Positive social behavior and hands-on experiences are explored daily and promoted in a developmental setting.

All of the ECR classes have small teach/student ratio (2/12; 2/16; 2/18) which ensures that your child receives quality instruction and attention.

View the Early Childhood Recreation Program Fact Sheet for further information.
Open House
All prospective and current participants and parents are invited to an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Las Animas Veterans Park Recreation Building (400 Mantelli Drive) and Wheeler Community Center Craft and Multi-Purpose Rooms (250 W. Sixth St.). Drop-by one classroom, or visit all three! Meet and greet the teaching staff and experience sample classroom activities such as song, stories, arts & crafts projects and more! 
Early Childhood Recreation Programs
Click on the classes listed below for program descriptions, dates, fees and details on the class. If a link is not present for a class below, it means the class is not currently being offered. 
Program Supervisor
For specific program questions, contact Recreation Supervisor Cathy Mirelez by email or by phone at 408-846-0460.