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Vickers KinderCare

Ms. Brittany Eddins, Center Director

3325 Vickers Dr. Colorado Springs CO 80918
(719) 531-6508 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Vickers & Flintridge Just West

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Scott Elementary, Martinez Elementary, King Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Grant Elementary, Keller Elementary, and Penrose Elementary

Center Management is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding our center, educational programs and are available for any questions or concerns.

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Welcome

Starting a new chapter can be exciting and sometimes scary. We go out of our way to make it educational and exciting. We make every effort to be aware of anything that might affect your child and we will work with you to help ensure a smooth adjustment.

Ms. Brittany Eddins, 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

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

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.

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?

Dance, Soccer

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers welcome all of our new children and current families with open arms and are always available to meet and talk about your child's progress. Our teachers are very eager to understand your needs and to serve your child as a unique member of our KinderCare Family.

  • Ms. Brittany Eddins

    Ms. Brittany Eddins, Center Director

    I love being able to take part in the terrific journey of taking in and watching children learn and blossom into their own person.

    Ms. Brittany has been working with preschool children for the past five years and recently has become the new Center Director at our Vickers location.  She is a very enthusiastic leader and enjoys leading her team and families to great places.  Ms. Brittany is married and has two wonderful boys ages 8 and 6.  Her family really likes to spend time camping and riding bikes together.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittany was a preschool teacher for several years for another center as well as for KinderCare before venturing into being a center director two years ago.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5+ Years
    Education:
    Large Center Director Qualified
  • Nashira Mitchell

    Nashira Mitchell, Assistant Director

    Watching children grow and discover new things is truly amazing.

    Ms. Nashira really enjoys working with children. On top of that, she loves to cook and bake, exercise and go shopping.  Ms. Nashira loves watching the children interact and learn new things as well as being able to help them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nashira has over ten years experience in child care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
    Year Started:
    4/8/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Center Director and Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Rhonda

    Ms. Rhonda, Infant Classroom

    I love the children to the moon and back. I love to watch children grow into their own individual person. I love nurturing and caring for them.

    Ms. Rhonda has a profound love for her classroom and the infants she cares for.  She really enjoys watching them learn new skills and being a part of their development.  Ms. Rhonda has three children of her own and a dog named Molly. She also really enjoys reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rhonda worked at a KinderCare in California for two years before coming to us.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Infant/Toddler Supervisor, Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Shelly

    Ms. Shelly, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children. I love seeing all the milestones they pass.

    Originally from Kansas, Ms. Shelly now lives here and during the day works at a local elementary school and comes to our center in the afternoons to be our infant teacher.  She loves traveling out to Kansas as much as she can to see her family and nieces.  Ms. Shelly enjoys working with children of all ages.  She is also extremely fluent in sign language. Ms. Shelly loves being part of a child's experience in learning, growing, and exploring everything around them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shelly was a Support Teacher in District 20.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in General Studies
  • Ms. Angelina

    Ms. Angelina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It is amazing to see the different personalities of each child.

    Ms. Angelina loves creating unique ways for the children in her care to learn.  She likes to provide the children with new ways to learn and explore.  Ms. Angelina truly loves watching the children learn and grow in her classroom and become their own person.  In her spare time Ms. Angelina enjoys spending time with her family that lives locally and making memories with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angelina's experience comes from being a babysitter and a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You Will Go
    Year Started:
    7/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2+ Year
    Education:
    Currently enrolled in school and has taken a few classes involving early childhood education as well as working towards being a radiologist
  • Ms. Kindra

    Ms. Kindra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to witness a child's reaction to something new and learning from their experiences.

    Ms. Kindra is enthusiastic about being a teacher. She has three girls of her own, one who is brand new. Being in childcare for five years has really given Ms. Kindra a drive to keep teaching our young children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kindra has a decade of experience working with other local child care centers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    No David!
    Year Started:
    4/9/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea, Toddler Classroom

    My students are always excited to learn and explore. I love the way they grow through playing and having fun.

    Ms. Chelsea loves being able to watch and assist every child with their learning and growing.  She has recently moved here from a KinderCare in Missouri with her son and boyfriend.  Ms. Chelsea is very passionate about creating skills in children that will lead them to success in their movement up into other classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chelsea previously worked for one year at a KinderCare in Missouri.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Pout Pout Fish
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Griselda

    Ms. Griselda, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children learn new things and being a part of that brings me joy. I love that we have fun and especially at our dance parties.

    Ms. Griselda is a very creative, loving teacher.  She really understands how to help children grow to their fullest potential in the classroom and has fun in doing so. Ms. Griselda has two children and really enjoys helping the children learn a new language.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Griselda has a background working in a lab school and church childcare setting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love is a Handful of Honey
    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Alexis

    Ms. Alexis, Preschool

    The children are so fun to be around. They keep you laughing and bring out the little joys in life.

    Ms. Alexis is a very energetic and creative when it comes to working with children.  She loves to watch them learn, explore, and grow with each new experience they go through in her classroom.  Ms. Alexis has a daughter of her own and enjoys spending time with her on their days off.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alexis has previous experience at another local child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    8/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2+ years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Daniella

    Ms. Daniella, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I get to be a part of watching and encouraging children to learn new things. They teach me as much as I teach them and it's great to get hugs.

    Ms. Daniella is a very creative and an enthusiastic teacher. She really enjoys giving the children tools to get them ready for their first year in school.  Ms. Daniella has two children of her own and really enjoys reading and relaxing with her family in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Daniella worked at another childcare center for eight years before coming to KinderCare many years ago.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Spider Tea Party
    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Brandi

    Ms. Brandi, Chef and Support Teacher

    It warms my heart to watch the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Brandi is very active in playing with the children and helping them learn new things and expanding their knowledge. She has two boys in high school and is very active in their sporting lives. In her spare time, Ms. Brandi really enjoys a good read.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brandi has previously worked for several out of state child care centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    11/15/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Natasha

    Ms. Natasha, Toddlers

    I love watching the children gather knowledge and apply it in their own creative way.

    Mrs. Natasha joins us this year in our toddler classroom.  She is very enthused to help the children in her care learn and experience new things in life each day. In her free time she loves being with her husband and relaxing with her family..

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Natasha is new to the industry and has worked at a local child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    1/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1+ year
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Discovery Preschool

    Through hardships to the stars.

    Mrs. Jennifer joins our team after moving here from North Carolina.  She is very active with the children and likes to challenge their learning and help them grown individually.  Ms. Jennifer has a husband and a toddler son who she loves spending time with.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer previously has been a nanny and has worked at other local child care centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    2/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8+ years
    Education:
    ECT Qualified
  • Ms. Charlotte

    Ms. Charlotte, Discovery Preschool

    Children have plenty of positive energy. I love to be around them and watch them explore and learn.

    Ms. Charlotte joins us with a passion to help educate our little ones.  She is very creative and loves to help the children develop while having fun with them.  Ms. Charlotte is currently working on her CDA and likes reading and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Charlotte previously worked as a nanny for a child with special needs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlottes Web
    Year Started:
    2/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1+ year
    Education:
    some college
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, School Age Classroom

    The root of success lies in the will to become all you can be.

    Ms. Ashley loves baking, crafting, and spending time with her daughter, husband, and family.  She enjoys reading and relaxing at home and dedicating time to learning more and going on adventures.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley has worked at another child care center and as a teacher assistant intern at a school in Florida.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    4/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1+ years
    Education:
    Working on Elementary Education
  • Ms. Coleen

    Ms. Coleen, Discovery Preschool

    Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

    Ms. Coleen has a passion for working with children and helping them learn and grow.  She has a great relationship with her family and is a very proud grandma.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Coleen has worked for over 20 years as a montessori teacher as well as a previous director and other child care experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    5/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 plus years
    Education:
    Lead Teacher qualified, Large Center Director qualified

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center.  The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education.  Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • 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 center is equipped with a keypad entry to ensure the security of your children while they are with us. All of the playgrounds are fenced in and locked as well as the outside doors to our buildings. All of our employees are certified in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions as well as a majority of us are Medication Certified. 

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.

All 3 of my children attend KinderCare.  We have been with the same KinderCare on Vickers since 2009.  I have been extremely pleased with this center.  I am always informed of an incident no matter how large or how small.  My children are all excelling and I believe KinderCare plays a big part in this.  Brittany Eddins has been an amazing Director!  She always finds the answers to my questions if she does not know them off the top of her head.  Nashira is another one that is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.  i have moved several times throughout the years but continue to drive the distance to this center because they are trustworthy and genuinely care about the children and families.  The ONLY complaint I could possibly make is the price.  I am a single mom with three children BUT I will do what it takes to keep my children in such an amazing place with amazing staff.  Thank you for all you do!!

- Mother

My two grandkids have attended the Vickers KinderCare since my youngest was in the toddler classroom.  It has been so amazing to watch them grow so much and be so prepared for their elementary school experience and the staff there is always welcoming and kind to me when I pick up the boys.  I love it there and so do my grandsons.

- Grandparent

I can't explain enough how grateful I am for the teachers at KinderCare!  My grandchildren have attended KinderCare for several years at the Vickers location and now they're in school and excelling.  The teachers genuinely care for my grandchildren and treat me as part of the family when I come in and pick them up.  They have always made sure I know about the monthly events going on and saved me art work too!  My grandchildren love going there and I am a very happy grandmother.  Thanks to everyone at the center for being so welcoming and wonderful.

- Grandparent

My daughter goes to the KinderCare Center 301102, on Vickers.  She started when she was 3 1/2, had just moved to the States, was having problems potty training, and didn't want to leave our side.
Long story short, the center not only did not reject her, but now she is fully potty trained (even at home), has very little problems now interacting socially, and has a wonderful attitude.  She absolutely loves her teacher,  and on the days she doesn't want to go to school, she still wants to see Ms. Griselda, and it changes her mind.  Absolutely 5 stars, and I hope her next year teaching is just a good as this one.
Thank you for your time,
Sean

- Parent
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