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Exciting Changes Coming to F.M. Day, Scott Carpenter Community

The F.M. Day and Scott Carpenter community will be getting some exciting new childcare options next year when the elementary school is converted into the Westminster Public Schools Early Learning Center at F.M. Day and Scott Carpenter becomes a K-8 school.

The Board of Education signed off on new names and plans for both schools at last night’s regularly scheduled meeting.   

F.M. Day

The Early Learning Center at F.M. Day will offer infant, toddler and preschool care to about 130 children who live in the community and for WPS employees.

“This part of the community has a desperate need for affordable, quality childcare,” said F.M. Day Principal Aylane Dibildox who will run the center when it opens in the fall of 2020.  “This is an exciting opportunity on so many levels. In addition to a safe, nurturing environment, these children will get an early start on their education that will set them up for success.”

The center will also serve as a community center for nearby families offering everything from classes on cooking, parenting and learning English.

“This is very exciting, there are not many places like this anywhere in Colorado,” said Dibildox.

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Scott Carpenter Middle School

The passage of the 2018 mill levy override is allowing the district to not only open an Early Learning Center but also keep its promise to convert Scott Carpenter to a K-8 school.

The school will open next year as the Colorado Sports Leadership Academy offering a solid foundational education for all children in all core elements along with added support for students who are eager to learn more about possible careers in a sports-related industry. The career pathways, which can be further explored at the high school level, can range from physical therapy, nutrition and sports medicine to broadcast and print journalism, marketing, business and statistics.

“Many of the leading occupations of the future will be tied to the kinds of skills students will be learning at our school,” said Scott Carpenter Middle School Principal Camile Carlson, who will be leading the school. “This school will get students excited and engaged with their learning and prepare them to pursue a wide variety of interests at the high school level.”

Check out the video about the Early Learning Center at F.M. Day

What’s up WPS will take a closer look at the Colorado Sports Leadership Academy in the near future.  

More information about enrolling in both schools will be available soon.