Marion's Way

About Marion's Way

Marion's Way is a program of the Marion Downs Center designed to support young children with hearing loss and their families. 

We host a summer preschool, Marion's Way Preschool and provide opportunities for parent support as needed. 


2021 Summer Preschool - June 15th to July 29th

Marion’s Way Preschool is an intensive summer preschool program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing incorporating a language-rich environment and instruction with a focus on developing listening and spoken language skills. 

Theme-based learning experiences incorporated into language, cognitive, and literacy activities for children will support social, emotional, and pre-academic development. Technology will optimize auditory access. Parent participation and training will support carryover of these skills to home and family environments. 

Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis based on eligibility requirements.

Eligible Students:

  • Ages 3-5
  • Deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • No significant additional disabilities or challenges that impact acquisition of spoken English
  • English spoken language levels of 2 years-5 years
  • Participation is required for pre & post speech/language, learning, and hearing assessments at the Marion Downs Center (MDC). This is 2 or 3 visits each 1.5 hours in length.
  • Parents participate in all parent information sessions
  • Referral from parent, teacher, early intervention provider, speech-language pathologist, or audiologist
  • Release of Information from medical and school audiologist also needed

Schedule and Location:

  • The 6-week program meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from June 23rd to July 29th. Note there will be no class the week of July 4th.
  • Assessments are completed in May/early June at the MDC (4280 Hale Parkway, Denver 80220)
  • The Preschool meets at the Anchor Center (2550 Roslyn Street, Denver 80238)

 Tuition and Scholarships:

  • Tuition is $2,200 and includes 6 weeks of preschool and 3 parent information sessions
  • Participation will not be limited by family’s financial resources
  • Scholarships are available