Welcome To

Steele Cooperative Preschool

Our Mission & Vision

Founded in 1982, Steele is a highly-rated cooperative Denver preschool serving Colorado children.  Lauded for its one-room-school-house environment, play-based curriculum, and age-appropriate commitment to Kindergarten preparedness, it is the only cooperative preschool still operating in Northwest Denver.

As a cooperative, Steele involves parents actively and directly in their children’s earliest education.  This approach gives families a sense of continuity between home and preschool, creates a sense of community for students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down.  Under the tenants of a cooperative, Steele parents work alongside teachers in the classroom.  Together with their children, members organize, attend or volunteer at community events and fundraisers throughout the year.

Steele is as committed to the classroom as it is to the community.  Our teachers have a close working relationship with the Denver Preschool Program and the teachers have received the highest CLASS rating.  Working within the framework of the school’s play-based curriculum, Steele staff members utilize nationally-recognized tools like Handwriting Without Tears to teach skills such as writing, letter, and print recognition; number awareness; and the emotional aptitude necessary for success in Kindergarten.

Steele is committed to maintaining its top-tier status and is nationally accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Want to support Steele with a donation? You may use the Paypal button below, donate to @SteeleCooperativePreschool via the venmo app, or donate through Crowdrise.



News & Announcements

Class Schedule for 2023-2024

This school year we have revamped our class offerings, adding additional class days to our Polliwogs and Frogs classes. Please see the schedule below for our current class times and tuition rates: Tadpoles: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays $190/month...

*New* Steele Merch Available

*New* Steele Merch Available

Place your order now for new Steele merchandise. This is a real win - win - win ... Your purchase helps support our fundraising goals You and your family get great new gear Steele gets some advertising every time you wear your new duds!


What our parents are saying

Steele has become not only a place for an amazing introduction to school for our boys but also a place for us as parents to learn. Being a part of a cooperative allowed my husband and I to be part of the classroom experience enabling us to see first hand how our boys are learning academically, socially and emotionally in a loving,  play-based setting.

– Katy, Steele parent and board member

I can’t express enough what a great first school experience Steele is for children. It truly is a hidden gem in Denver. Steele prepares students not only academically but because it is play-based, the children leave with great social awareness as well. The teachers are phenomenal and the community is wonderful. Steele will always have a special place in our hearts.

-Carrie, Steele parent

My daughter was a student at Steele for 3 years. She made many friends and loved her teachers most of all. The faculty is very experienced and sent their own children to Steele. Now my daughter is a kindergartener; she came to public school prepared.  She had social skills and introduced her Steele friends to her new friends. Steele Cooperative Preschool set our family on a path for happy life-long learning”

– Carolyn, former Steele parent 

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1:6(or less) adult to child ratio

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Get In Touch

Location: 3746 Grove St, Denver, CO 80211
Telephone: (303) 433-0832

School Hours:
Tadpoles 9:00 am – 11:00 am (Tuesday and Thursday)
Polliwogs  9:00
 am – 11:30 am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Frogs 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)