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Himalaya KinderCare

Ms. Brandi Chandler, Center Director

5678 South Himalaya St. Aurora CO 80015
(720) 870-5053 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
at Smoky Hill Rd & Himalaya, 5 minutes from E-470


Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Peak View & Timberline.

Our center is moving soon and we’d like you to come with us. We are here to support your family through this transition, and invite you to visit our new home at Stonegate I KinderCare. Our neighborhood KinderCare centers are partnering with us to welcome your family with open arms. Please know that we will work continue to provide your family with a caring, nurturing environment for learning and growing in our new home. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about this move.

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Welcome to the Himalaya KinderCare Learning Center located in beautiful Aurora, Colorado! Our school features spacious classrooms offering loving care and education for children ages six weeks to 12 years. With flexible scheduling options, our world class curriculum and 3 nutritious meals, included, we have programming choices to fit every family. Whether you need a nurturing environment for your baby, the best school readiness program for your preschooler, or a fun and balanced before and after school program for your elementary school student, the Himalaya KinderCare Learning Center has an option to meet your needs!  We look forward to you joining our family.

Ms. Brandi Chandler, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Zumba, T-ball, Soccer

Teachers & Staff

The Himalaya KinderCare Learning Center staff is one of the most experienced we think you’ll find anywhere!  Eleven of our staff members have a decade of experience, and four staff members have over twenty years of experience! Everyone loves children so they are passionate about seeing them learn and grow.   

  • Ms. Brandi Chandler

    Ms. Brandi Chandler, Center Director

    Hanging out with children makes my day.

    Ms. Brandi believes children should have a place they can go where they are safe, loved, and can learn.  That is why she has chosen to work in this field.  Ms. Brandi loves watching the children grow from infants all the way to school age.  There isn't a day that goes by where the children don't make her smile.  Ms. Brandi has a wonderful husband and two amazing children.  She loves hanging out with her family, taking the dog for a walk and playing with her six pet rats.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brandi was a police officer and a soccer director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Day the Crayons Quit
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Director Certification, BS in Accounting, Master's PE
  • Ms. Grecelda "Ms. G" Duran

    Ms. Grecelda "Ms. G" Duran, Assistant Director

    I love working with children because I get to be a kid again. I believe children learn through play

    Ms. G started off teaching in the classroom and is now an amazing assistant director.  She cares about each and every child that walks through that door.  Ms. G's smile lights up the classrooms and her energy is contagious.  She has an amazing husband and two boys.  She loves to shop and watch movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. G was a para at an Aurora public school, ran a home daycare, worked for state PS in CA, volunteer work for head start.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Dr. Seuss books
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Directors Certification
  • Ms. Iman

    Ms. Iman, Infant Classroom

    I love working with the babies because it is the most beautiful thing to see them growing every day.

    Ms. Iman is from Lebanon and came to Colorado in 2005.  She has two kids; Rayan, ten, and Adam is eight.  They are her life.  Ms. Iman loves spending time with her family and cooking.  When she has extra time and money she likes to go shopping.  Ms. Iman loves her job and enjoys spending every day with the babies.  "Sometimes we have hard days but I still have too much fun".

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Iman has previous experience working with infants.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    textured books that babies can touch
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Infant Nursery Supervisor
  • Ms. Pauline

    Ms. Pauline, Infant Classroom

    I'm the CEO

    Ms. Pauline has one daughter and one granddaughter. She has been married for over 50 years. Since she has been in the industry for over 19 years, her favorite part is seeing and interacting with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pauline previously worked in retail.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Certificate in Early Education
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Toddler Classroom

    I love when the children are happy to see me and give me hugs. I get to see the children grow from my room to the other rooms.

    Ms. Cindy has three adult sons and two cats. She truly enjoys learning and teaching. This has inspired Ms. Cindy to continue her education by taking courses at Aurora Community College.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy has twenty-eight plus years working with one year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat In the Hat
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Credentials in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Mona

    Ms. Mona, Toddler Classroom

    I chose to work in this field because I love children and I enjoy watching them learn, grow and express themselves in their own individual ways.

    Born in Lebanon, Ms. Mona has been a Colorado resident for the last 15 years, where she has worked as an infant teacher, a two-year-old teacher, and a toddler teacher. Ms. Mona is the afternoon Toddler Teacher here at KinderCare.  She is very family oriented, loves to cook and go for walks.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mona previously has eighteen years in retail.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 plus years
    Early Childhood Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Roberta

    Ms. Roberta, School Age Classroom

    I love watching children grow

    Ms. Roberta was born and raised in Colorado.  She has a seven month old daughter whom she loves spending time with and watching her grow.  Ms. Roberta also enjoys reading and going for walks.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Roberta is a previous para educator and school age teacher but has worked with all age groups.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Director Certification
  • Ms. Jo

    Ms. Jo, Cook

    I believe children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.

    Ms. Jo was born and raised in Texas.  She has a daughter who is 28 years old.  They moved to Colorado when her daughter was twelve.  Ms. Jo loves all sports, ESPN, football, Dallas Cowboys.  She  has been the school chef at KinderCare since December of 2001.  Ms. Jo is also Early Childhood Teacher certified and helps in all of the classrooms!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jo spent 15 years running an in-home daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    early childhood courses
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Health and Safety Coordinator, and Learning Adventures Classroom

    To me the best part of my job is being with the children, teaching them new things and watching them grow!

    Ms. Jamie has been with this KinderCare location for a year and was a KinderCare Teacher with another location for nine years!  She meets many different children through her role as the Learning Adventures teacher. Ms. Jamie is also the school Health and Safety Coordinator.  Her two sons are her hobbies.  She loves watching them play baseball, football, and basketball.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jamie was a Certified Public Accountant assistant for 13 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There's a Wocket in My Pocket
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Associate of Arts Degree in Sports Medicine, minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Janine

    Ms. Janine, PreKindergarten

    Children have a zest for life.

    Ms. Janine loves watching children's eyes light up with joy and confidence when they succeed at something.  Their excitement inspires her passion for teaching.  Ms. Janine says coming to work is FUN when you are surrounded by children's zest for life!  She has a wonderful husband and two grown daughters.  Ms. Janine loves going to Disney World with her granddaughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Janine is a retired Chief Master Sergeant and was a Girl Scout leader. She has previously taught one to three year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Skippy Jon Jones
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    BA in English, Director Certification, Early Childhood
  • Ms. Cherie

    Ms. Cherie, Two's Classroom

    Life is like a box of chocolates

    Ms. Cherie was born in Telluride, Co.  She has three grown daughters.  She likes to hike and go fishing in the mountains.  Ms. Cherie has been taking care of children for over 30 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cherie has previously worked in retail.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 plus years
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Directors Certification

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About Our Center

Here at KinderCare we treat you like family.  You will know from the moment you walk in the door that your child is our number one priority.  We start with taking safety seriously by practicing safety drills monthly.  As you walk into the classroom the room will come alive as the children explore our world class curriculum.  And the best part is at the end of the day when your child won't want to leave school.  Welcome home.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day (Professional Development Day)
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Professional Development Day)
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our location has many features which provide piece of mind that your child is learning in a safe and secure environment. We have a gated property that is locked to prevent any unauthorized entrance. Any visitors must be checked in by a member of our management team, and our classrooms are secured by a coded front entryway. We ensure all of our staff are current in First Aid, Universal Precautions, and CPR. All staff also undergo background screenings on both state and federal levels. We also feature a Health and Safety Coordinator who oversees the safety practices at the school and coordinates safety drills .

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My grandson started in the infant room and is now in the toddler room.  We only attend three days a week and I can still see huge changes in his development.  The staff are amazing here at KinderCare!

- Grandmother

Our daughter loves coming to KinderCare.  She enjoys learning and spending time with her friends and has formed a wonderful relationship with her teachers.  The new management team is amazing as well.

- Father

I have seen such huge changes in just the few short months my baby has attended KinderCare.  The infant teachers are amazing!  He loves the sensory play and going outside.

- Mother

I am very happy with Himalaya KinderCare. We are raising our child to be bilingual, which we have received a lot of support from the staff about this. They are very involved and caring about our son; we are pleased!

- Mother

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