Magic Bus Early Childhood Program

Prepares children three to five years old, who do not attend a traditional preschool, for success in kindergarten.

Number of participants: 96 children
Ages: 3-5 years
Locations: Dotsero, Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards and Avon
Contact: Deb Dutmer at ddutmer@vvf.org or 970.748.5990

The Magic Bus provides a licensed, engaging pre-school experience for families with children ages 3 to 5 years old, who do not attend a traditional preschool program.  With two mobile pre-school classrooms, the program makes bi-weekly visits to 8 different communities throughout Eagle County. The Magic Bus offers developmentally appropriate activities that build social-emotional, language, literacy and math development using dual language instruction. Teachers on the bus utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD to access students’ progress, develop lesson plans and inform parents during home visitation conferences. The program allows children to experience the importance of play and discovery, while preparing for kindergarten.