Childcare Directory

Choosing childcare is difficult! EVICS is here to help.

EVICS does not regulate, screen, or refer childcare providers in Estes Park, but does provide resource list for families. Below is a list of licensed childcare providers and preschool programs in the Estes Valley.

If your children are ages 0-5 years and currently attend a school or care facility, be sure to look for the Colorado Shines rating. We encourage families to visit and compare programs to determine the best fit for your child and family.

Childcare is regulated by the Office of Early Childhood. Statewide childcare referals are provided by the Division of Early Care and Learning at 1-800-799-5876 or visit their website. To check provider records for complaints or licensing violations, check the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.

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Preschool and Childcare Center

Bennett Preschool

Director: Bria Quaintance
bquaintance@ymcarockies.org
65 Caring Lane YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park CO
970-586-3341 (ext 1137)

Bennett Preschool is a Nature Based Preschool program that is inspired by the teachings and philosophy of the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We utilize play based learning and emergent curriculum to support and develop children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development while instilling the YMCA’s 5 core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith. Children’s inherent need to be in and a part of our natural world is a gift we continue to appreciate by creating our classroom environment outdoors as much as we do indoors, as we seek to develop lifelong learners and stewards of our environment.

Ages 3-6 year

M-F 7:30 am- 4 pm; Half Day Option 7:30-11:30 am

Preschool and Childcare Center

Park Place Preschool

Director: Sorrell Redford
1505 Brodie Ave, Estes Park CO
970-586-7406

Park Place provides a safe and supportive learning environment where children can grow and develop at their own pace, and their own unique way. We appreciate and accept the level of maturity and ability exhibited by each child. Children learn to respect and value each other's cultures and talents, as well as to understand and support one another's special needs. Play activities encourage each child to explore, experiment, and to expand their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Resources offered by the elementary school include access to the school counselor, bilingual support, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, and vision, hearing, and dental screenings.  Colorado Preschool Program scholarships available for students with special needs.

Ages 3 -5 years

T-F 8:10-11:10 am OR 12:10-3:10 pm

park place

Preschool and Childcare Center

Mountain Top Preschool & Childcare

Director: Jodi Ayotte
1250 Woodstock Dr, Estes Park CO
970-586-6489

Our program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of their families.We expose children to the areas of dramatic play, music and movement, science, art, health and safety, cooking, literacy, math, and cultural diversity. We also understand that while it is important to develop school readiness skills, the young child's ability to flourish first and foremost depends on meeting their physical, social, and emotional needs.

Colorado Preschool Program scholarships available for students with special needs.

Ages 2 1/2- 12 year

M-F 7am- 5:30pm

Preschool and Childcare Center

Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley (LLEV) Preschool

Director: Nancy Johnson
541 Lone Pine Dr, Estes Park CO
970-586-9864

LLEV provides a community outreach offering an interdenominational Christian-based program for all families. This outreach includes providing tuition assistance to enable families of all income levels to participate in early childhood experience. The goal of the curriculum is to foster social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth. Our mission is to help children develop a love of learning through play and exploring the world around them.

Ages 2 1/2- 5 year

M-F 8:30 am- 11:15 am OR 12:00- 2:45 pm

Licensed At Home Childcare Provider

Country Kids Child Care

Provider: Jodi Rasmussen
970-586-4484

Country Kids Child Care is located on McGregor Ranch property. The kids get the priviledge of having cows, chickens, and horses right in their backyard! Jodi participates in local activities including swim lessons and story time at the Estes Valley Library.

Ages infant-13 years

M-F 7:30am- 5:30pm

Licensed At Home Childcare Provider

Enchanted Circle Playschool

Provider: Redd Palace
970-586-0944

Rudolf Steiner inspire program, where "toys" offered to the children are made of natural materials and are simple enough to allow room for a child's imagination to be active. Young children love to work with their hands, so we work together on many different types of projects, such as baking, painting, and modeling with beeswax and clay. Singing, circle games, plays and puppetry give each child a chance to experience what it is like to take turns and be a part of a group, while quiet activities like nature study and listening to folk and fairy tales provide a period of rest within our busy day. All imagination starts with play so everything we do is play based and fun. Children discover a love of learning and friendships that will follow them throughout their lives.

Ages 1-7 year

M-F 8am-4:30pm

Licensed At Home Childcare Provider

Rose's Child Care

Provider: Lori Rose
970-586-9110

Lori offers child care from her home for infants up through school-age children. Flexible care schedule offers parents weekend and evening options. Two qualified adult providers offer care at Rose's Child Care.

Ages infant-13 year

7 days a week, flexible hours

Licensed At Home Childcare Provider

The Happy Kid's Club

Provider: Maricruz Ortiz
970-685-2816

Maricruz offers bilingual (Spanish/English) environment.

Ages infant-12 year

T-Sun 7am-5pm

Licensed At Home Childcare Provider

The Rainbow Kids

Provider: Veronica Rojas
970-577-0951

Veronica offers bilingual (Spanish/English) environment and unstructured preschool activities.

Ages 6 month-12 year

T-Sat 8am-5pm