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Cheyenne Meadows KinderCare

Ms. Rosalea Davenport, Center Director

885 Cheyenne Meadows Rd. Colorado Springs CO 80906
(719) 538-4614 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Off of Hwy 115 and Cheyenne Meadows Rd (share parking lot w/ King Supers, across from Starbucks)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oterro Elementary, Oak Creek, Cheyenne Mtn., Pinyon Valley, and Cheyenne Mtn. Elementary

If you are looking for education-driven child care in Colorado Springs, Colorado, then give Cheyenne Meadows KinderCare Learning Center a call and see why our school is the perfect fit for your child. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Cheyenne Meadows KinderCare Learning Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is our goal that each child and family feels welcome in our learning center. We have an open door policy which allows parents to visit our program any time and we are always available to answer any questions. We strive to create a warm and safe environment that will enable each child to learn life, academic, and social skills to become successful lifelong learners. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum supports children with guided experiences and targets each child individually in their preparation for kindergarten and beyond.

Ms. Rosalea Davenport, Center Director

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Accreditation

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

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

Cooking

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.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

Teachers & Staff

We have an outstanding staff here at our Cheyenne Meadows location that is dedicated to our children and families. Our teachers have a passion for teaching and bring more than 100 years of experience to our center. Whether it's providing loving care for toddlers or participating in activities in our preschool programs, our staff strives to help our children develop into lifetime learners. Our facility is deeply rooted in the Colorado Springs community with a longstanding reputation of family involvement. Our intimate atmosphere allows for personal attention to each child to make sure he or she is receiving the right amount of learning, direction and care. We are all educators who are proud to be making a difference in your child’s life.

  • Ms. Rosalea Davenport

    Ms. Rosalea Davenport, Center Director

    Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

    Ms. Rosalea has lived in Colorado Springs for nine years now.  She met her husband here whom she has been with for nine years and married for four years.  They have two children, both boys, ages seven and two.  Ms. Rosalea loves working with children; it has always been a passion of hers and she is so excited to be directing her own center now.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rosalea has studied ECE since high shcool, previously worked at a Montessori school. Started with KinderCare in 2008 as a teacher. became Assistant Director in 2010 and now the Center Director as of March 2016.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You Will Go by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Some college major in child psychology, minor in Earyl Childhood Education, Child Development Associates, Directors Letter
  • Andrea Weippert

    Andrea Weippert, Assistant Director

    Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action. -Mother Theresa

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Andrea previously worked for the YMCA in Lompoc, CA.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    6/18/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Currently working on BA in Business
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Lead Toddler Teacher

    I love working with children.

    Ms. Sam is originally from Maryland.  She moved here a year ago and has been with us at this center since February 2015.  Ms. Sam is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology.  She has worked previously with children as a dance instructor.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sam has previously worked at another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    3 years of college
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, PreKindergarten Lead Teacher

    I enjoy teaching because I like to make a difference.

    Ms. Ashley lives with her husband who is serving in the US Army and her ten year old daughter.  She is originally from the East Coast.  She loves to eat Chinese food and likes to cook.  Ms. Ashley has taken the Early Childhood classes necessary to complete her CDA.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley previously worked in other child care settings.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Caps for Sale
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Katrina "Trina"

    Ms. Katrina "Trina", Two's Lead Teacher

    My favorite part of working with children is watching them learn new things and accomplish new goals.

    Ms. Trina was raised in a military family and born in Germany.  She has been living in Colorado Springs for the last twenty-three years with her two children who are twenty-one and eighteen years old.  We are honored to say she has been working for KinderCare for over five years.  Ms. Trina has taken four Early Childhood Education classes.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Trina has several years experience in the childcare field, working mostly with two year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    David! by David Shannon
    Year Started:
    9/13/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Johanna

    Ms. Johanna, Two's Lead Teacher

    I love noticing new milestones.

    Ms. Johanna has lived in Colorado Springs for five years.  Before that she was in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin and every once in a while you can hear her Wisconsin roots in her accent.  Ms. Johanna lives with her husband and two year old daughter.  She has a Bachelors degree in Geology and her CDA (Child Development Associates).

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Johanna has ten years experience in the early childcare field.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Everybody Poops
    Year Started:
    9/21/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Geology and CDA
  • Ms. Marion "Denise"

    Ms. Marion "Denise", Center Support Staff

    The children are our future.

    Ms. Denise came to Colorado from Tennessee nineteen years ago. She has been married for six years and has two daughters and two sons.  Ms. Denise originally went to school to pursue a nursing degree but ended up completing her CDA (Child Development Associates) and an Associates degree in Science.  She is a self-admitted science nerd.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Denise previously was a kindergarten teacher, a director at a teen center, and as an assistant director at another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    David! by David Shannon
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    "DA and Associates Degree in Science
  • Mr. Jessy

    Mr. Jessy, Lead School-Age Teacher

    A person's a person no matter how small.

    Mr. Jessy grew up in Greeley, Colorado and has lived in Colorado Springs for fifteen years.  He has three children.  Mr. Jessy has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.  Prior to working for KinderCare, Mr. Jessy worked at another child care center and currently works for Head Start during the school year.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Jessy previously worked at another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5/2/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Marilyn

    Ms. Marilyn, Lead Preschool Teacher

    I love teaching because I like the ah-ha moments.

    Ms. Marilyn visited Colorado while she was on vacation sixteen years ago and never left.  She says she's still on vacation.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her children.  Ms. Marilyn has over twenty years experience working with children and has worked in every age classroom from infants to school-age.  Ms. Marilyn has her CDA (Child Development Associates) and has taken other Early Childhood Education classes.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marilyn previously worked in other childcare settings.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Lead Kindergarten Readiness Teacher

    I'm happy to be working here doing what I've always wanted to do.

    Ms. Stephanie was born and raised right here in Colorado Springs.  She lives with her husband Mike and her two sons, Vinnie and Pete.  Ms. Stephanie has an Associates in Early Childhood and has a Center Director Certification.  She has been working for KinderCare since 2014.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associates In Early Childhood and Center Director Certification
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Lead Toddler Support Teacher

    I enjoy watching the children's faces light up, that ah-ha moment.

    Ms. Amber and her husband are originally from Wisconsin.  They moved here to Colorado due to the military.  Ms. Amber is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Innovation and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Communications.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amber previously was a school tutor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Mitten by Jan Brett
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Innovation and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Communications
  • Mr. Mike

    Mr. Mike, Cook

    One ring to rule them all.

    Mr. Mike moved here from Massachusetts with his father twelve years ago.  He now lives with his wife Stephanie and two sons Vinnie and Pete.  He enjoys punk music and "boring" science fiction novels.  Mr. Mike enjoys cooking fun things.  He likes cooking for a child care center because the children are always happy to see him bringing their meals and snacks.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Mike's experience has been on the job learning with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

August 2016 Events

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  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

About Our Center

We are located off of 85/87 behind the Tinseltown Movie Theater.  If you are coming Hwy 115 we are located in the shopping center of King Soopers on Cheyenne Meadows Road.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • 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 highly skilled staff members are all trained in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions. They also receive ongoing training twice a year to keep them up to date on the Early Childhood quality standards. The safety of our children is our number one concern, so we have keypad entry door and a very strict child pick up policy.

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

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

It has been a long road since we joined the KinderCare family. As an active duty mom it is very important to have a place in which my daughter is not only learning vital skills for her development as a person but also academic skills. Thank you team!!!  It really takes a village.

- Mother

All of the staff has been great to my family.  They helped us since day one and I have no complaints about anything.  My son has developed so many skills and his language development has improved greatly.  His teachers have worked with him to correct his bad behavior and to discover what he is good at.

- Mother

My daughter has been coming to KinderCare for four years now (she'll be five in January).  I believe the staff and management there now is hands down the best!  They are always friendly.  They are always happy to see us and know all of the kids by name and greet them hi and bye.  I am a single mother who has to work to make a better life for my daughter. I am blessed to have such amazing and caring people to take care of her when I can't.  I wouldn't take my daughter to any other place of care; we are like family here.  I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for helping my daughter grow into a wonderful little girl.  I honestly couldn't have done it without them.  I would and do recommend this facility to everybody I know.  Thank you again for being such wonderful, caring people.

- Mother

KinderCare is a very good school for my children.  My kids learn a lot and are always talking about the good staff that watch over the kids.  They always let me know if there is a problem and ways to fix problems.  Thank you KinderCare and staff members for being great!!!

- Mother
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