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Denver KinderCare

Ms. Coreen Ortiz-Berens, Center Director

2200 South Holly St. Denver CO 80222
(303) 757-8561 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Evans & Holly, a couple blocks South

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Holly Hills, Holly Ridge, McMeen, Denver Green, Bradley, University Park

Welcome

Welcome to our school. We are confident that when you come in to meet our dedicated staff, you will know that this is the school for your family. With our large classrooms and playgrounds, your child will have the best experience to explore the world they live in. With our open door policy, we love to have you stop by any time of day to share in all the fun learning experiences that happen throughout the entire day. You are always welcome here and our staff is always here for your family’s needs.

Ms. Coreen Ortiz-Berens, Center Director

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

Meet your child’s future teacher. We have long term, fun, loving people dedicated to your child’s early education. Our family cannot wait for you to join us.

  • Ms. Coreen Ortiz-Berens

    Ms. Coreen Ortiz-Berens, Center Director

    As a parent of four children, Ms. Coreen understands the importance of having positive role models present in any child’s life. As the Center Director, she is committed not only to the safety and security of each student but to insure every teacher is qualified, passionate, and dedicated to your child’s whole development. Ms. Coreen has been at this location for over five years and is devoted to her team and their development. She loves watching the children grow and learn and is excited to sees there beautiful faces everyday.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1993
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Bachelor in Psychology
  • Ms. Kim Grant

    Ms. Kim Grant, Assistant Director

    Ms. Kim loves being at the Denver location as it feels like an extended family for her.  Ms. Kim is committed to providing top care and is completely devoted to everyone who comes into our building. 

    Year Started:
    1/21/1991
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    Director's Qualification
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Assistant Director

    Ms. Laura has been at the Denver location for over five years and really loves the team environment.  A few things that Ms. Laura enjoys most about her job is seeing the children learn and watching them grow up before her eyes. She is always looking for a new ways to mentor the staff helping children in their development.

    Year Started:
    4/25/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Master in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Gaby

    Ms. Gaby, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Gaby loves being able to care and see the children grow and learn as they develop their skills to learn from our curriculum that we teach here at KinderCare. She moved here from California and cannot think of any other place she would like to work.  This place brings her happiness and she would live here if she could.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Some college credits
  • Ms. Kelsey

    Ms. Kelsey, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kelsey likes to focus on individual strengths of the children at our school. She is able to help them in skill practice techniques and helping them meet those important milestones in every baby's life.  Ms. Kelsey has worked here for over five years and is committed to our service values.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Renee loves getting to interact with the kids and watching them learn and grow! She enjoys working at our school because of the great hours for a working mom.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Some college credits
  • Ms. Nichole, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Nichole loves getting to know each student and helping them grow as their mentor and friend. She loves the support she receives as a teacher in developing herself which cascades to her students

    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Some college credits
  • Ms. Ciara

    Ms. Ciara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ciara is a big kid at heart, so she gets down on the children's level to identify better with them. She loves the classroom curriculum the school has to offer as it incorporates a lot of fun, engaging lessons.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education credentials
  • Ms. Neisha

    Ms. Neisha, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Neisha is one of our preschool classroom teachers. Some of the great things you will see in Ms. Neisha's class are the child-made projects, engaging stories, and her understanding the needs of the children.  For instance, she will dance like a penguin or do the cupid shuffle dance. The students in her classroom love it!  Ms Neisha loves the dedication of the team and the commitment to quality.

    Year Started:
    4/14/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Christal

    Ms. Christal, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Christal likes to create a fun and loving atmosphere for the children.  Ms. Christal loves working for our school as we allow her great flexibility and benefits.

    Year Started:
    1/18/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Lead Teacher Certified
  • Mr. Jeremy

    Mr. Jeremy, School Age Classroom

    Mr. Jeremy likes to create a partnership with the children in helping them make decisions and encouraging them to have input. He also believes that allowing everyone to collaborate makes for better learning. He wants each child to be a contributor to their and the classroom's success.  Mr Jeremy literally grew up here.  He started as a student and could not image being anywhere else.  He creates meaningful relationships that last many years.

    Year Started:
    1/17/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Mr. Sam

    Mr. Sam, Learning Adventures

    Mr. Sam focuses on one-on-one interactions with children. A favorite activity is using basic American Sign Language to help them communicate. Mr. Sam also likes to collaborate with fellow teachers to encourage, inspire, and love working together to help education children.

    Year Started:
    8/15/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Support Staff

    Ms. Jen likes sharing what she knows and learning from the children the things that she doesn’t know yet!  She loves working here for the great teamwork with the staff.  Everyone is a team player in all aspects of the job.

    Year Started:
    11/17/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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 the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

My nephew is in the Junior Kindergarten classroom and is doing a great job! Since first attending KinderCare, he has been taught all of his letters and can now write his own name. The teachers are always friendly and are open to any concerns or suggestions that I have. Junior kindergarten has the perfect combination of structure and free play. My nephew is given the right tools to be ready for kindergarten, while also being able to expand his creative mind. I am grateful to have found the Denver KinderCare! I am even planning to have him to continue onto the school age program when he graduates from junior kindergarten.

- Aunt

Every day I am amazed and grateful on how KinderCare can greet all the children and families each day when there are so many. I am proud and honored to say that I have chosen the right center for my three-year-old. KinderCare has brought happiness into my life because my daughter has learned so much. My daughter is so comfortable here, it really makes dropping her off easy. I would recommend KinderCare to other parents who are looking for great quality of childcare! The staff is awesome; they show above-and-beyond care. KinderCare has what it takes to keep a loyal client, a happy parent, a satisfied person, and a thankful mom! My daughter will be grateful in her adult years to know that her mom picked such a great team to be a part of her life. I’ve always said, “A happy child is a happy parent."

- Mother
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