Choosing a day care for your children can be one of the most difficult decisions you make as a parent. You are trusting your child to a stranger, and you need to have the peace of mind to know that your child is in good hands. When you select your day care, make sure to do your research; look up reviews of the place, take a couple of tours at different times, talk to other parents and find out as much as you can about the training of the teachers and the certifications they hold. Then, once you find the perfect fit for you and your family, you’ll have the confidence to know that your child is in great hands. Here are some day care options to start your search in the Denver area.
Three Bears Learning
1461 S. Dayton St.
Denver, CO 80247
Three Bears Learning offers several different programs for children of very young ages, up through kindergarten. You’ll find lots of great facilities here for your kids to enjoy, including a full kitchen serving hot homemade meals, an on-site swimming pool and many very experienced and caring teachers. The early childhood education classes even include Spanish classes, computers, music, martial arts, dance and so much more, all designed to help your kids learn early and excel when they get to traditional education.
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Adventures in Learning
2431 S. Ash St.
Denver, CO 80222
Adventures in Learning offers child care facilities for children as young as six weeks up to 12 years old. It offers a prekindergarten program for the four to five year olds, and a full school-age program for before and after school with lots of great activities to keep your kids busy and learning while you are at work. With both full- and part-time programs and even summer camp options, you’ll find many ways to enjoy Adventures in Learning with your children. It even offers breakfast, lunch and snacks for your kids with no extra charge.
Crestmoor Learning Center
225 S. Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80224
The Crestmoor Learning Center offers a wide range of activities for your children ages six weeks to five years old. You’ll find academic programs, social programs and lots of creative activities to keep your child thriving. The classes are very small with an average of four to one for the younger kids and eight to one for the older kids, ensuring that your child will have plenty of close attention and will be watched and cared for with love and kindness. All staff is CPR and First Aid certified and trained, and there is a nurse consultant on staff. Plus, you’ll get daily progress reports and lots of feedback on how your child is doing as he or she progresses through the program.
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Golden Triangle Learning Center
990 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80204
The Golden Triangle Learning Center is a child care and preschool center for children ages six weeks through five years old. This school has been in operation since 1987 (originally as the St. John’s Children’s Center) and is still running strong, caring for children and preparing them for success in school and life. Each age group of classes focuses on different skills, ensuring that your child will grow successfully with the programs offered. For the youngest children, you can even provide mom’s breast milk, with frozen storage options, that way you won’t have to rush over on breaks to feed your baby.
4140 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
The Iliff preschool, kindergarten and school-age summer camp offers excellent programs for your kids ages 12 months through 12 years old. Your kids will love the small group sizes, dynamic curriculums, computer learning centers and enrichment field trips in their own private buses. Kids love the weekly music classes, exploring the tunnels in the mining camp and growing pumpkins in the Iliff School garden. This school has a variety of programs offered for many different age groups, so take a look and help your child thrive.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.