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Mesa KinderCare

Ms. Elisabeth Jaqua, Center Director

1204 Mesa Rd. Colorado Springs CO 80904
(719) 473-2620 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Westside

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bristol, West, and Howbert

Our center is accredited by NECPA, NAEYC.

Our building has an open layout with sky lights. We have large playgrounds and we are in a wonderful nature setting often seeing deer and other fun wildlife.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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.

Happy Feet & Dance

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My name is Gracie Rivers and my son William Rivers, now three, has attended the KinderCare on Mesa Rd. in Colorado Springs since October of 2010. Each day I bring my son to the center, I leave knowing he is being cared for by the most phenomenal staff I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Elisabeth Jaqua, the Center Director, has made the greatest impact in my sons life. She takes time to greet each parent and child upon arrival and at the end of the long day. She has created an atmosphere there where any parent can have a sense of well being and peace of mind. There are so many uplifting times where I myself find great pleasure in spending time with the staff even if for a few minutes talking about the children and sharing a few laughs. My son has engaged in their extracurricular phonics/math program instructed by Ms Andrea. Another part of many incredible aspects this center has provided. William has not only excelled in scholastics, he has continually shown growth within his social skills outside of the center. I would like to thank everyone at this center for showing my son love, knowledge, and giving him continual reassurance of his individual importance as a beautiful child. ~ Sincerely, Gracie Rivers ~

    Gracie Rivers - KinderCare Parent
  • KinderCare has turned out to be such a great choice for our family! My 3 yr old Marissa started at KinderCare when she was 1 year old and has grown so much with KinderCare in the last couple of years. The teachers are friendly and take an extra interest in anything I mention to them that may be going on with Marissa, - from potty training to learning new words. The most exciting time with KinderCare has been Marissa's participation in the KLA program. I am excited that this program is really preparing her to "learn how to learn". She is learning so much and is so excited about the program. The most important thing at the end of the day for me is if my child is happy and feels safe. Every day when I pick her up and see her playing in a different area with her different friends, I am confidant she is happy and being well taken care of. I would recommend KinderCare and especially the Mesa KinderCare to anyone. From the interaction from the Director to the teachers and the other parents and children, I am 100% satisfied with my choice in choosing KinderCare. And really, this is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. ~Jennifer Picard ~

    Jennifer Picard - KinderCare Parent
  • I chose KinderCare for my daughter to improve her social skills since she is an only child, and to improve her vocabulary in English language since I speak a foreign language to her at home and I am happy to say my daughter is bilingual! I feel very secure and happy every time I leave my daughter to her teacher because I know she is in good hands. I put my hands together to all the staff at KinderCare for having a lot of patience to all the kids that they care of. And lastly even though the daily report is through email my daughter's teacher always let me know what my daughter does regardless if it is a bad or good behavior. I am so glad that I chose KinderCare.

    Valerie Gagaza - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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