Community Approach

The APS Early Beginnings child development center was made possible by grants from the Piton Foundation, the Foundation for Educational Excellence, the Gates Family Foundation and the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation.

In addition to funding construction of the new center, these local organizations are part of a long-term community partnership that provide expertise in early childhood education as well as valuable community resources to our families.

The operation of the new center is funded with mill levy dollars approved by Aurora voters in 2012 and 2016. We are grateful to our community for supporting the educational success of all students.

Student in classroom


  • The Piton Foundation / The Denver Foundation / Oakwood Homes / Gates Fam. Foundation / Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation / Qualistar CO.
  • Volunteers of America (Foster Grandparent Program)
  • Little Flower Catholic Church
  • Thomas W. Bean Foundation, Inc.
  • Starbucks
  • Toys for Tots
  • Mary Metcalf (Meadowood Handy Crafters)
  • Panera