Cathy Curry, Center Director
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Thank you for inquiring about our Golden KinderCare. We take great pride in providing quality care to the community. We delight in stretching and challenging children's minds, hearts and bodies everyday. We enjoy sharing in what we do everyday and encourage parents and families to come in and spend time with us.
Cathy Curry, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment where your child can grow, learn, explore and bloom. All of our staff members work together as a team in order to provide structure, consistency and develop a love of learning for your little one. We want parents to be a part of what we do here everyday and and encourage parent involvement. Please come by and see us.
I love the innocence and curiosity that all the children bring with them each day. Working in the Early Childhood Education field reminds me that we all have things to learn each day and to make sure to take the time to learn while you teach. I am truly inspired by the love of the children and the dedication of the teachers in our center. I have worked in many different positions and came back to this one because I am passionate about what I do. I touch children's lives everyday and they touch mine and really that is what motivates me to be a better person and to challenge those who are on my team.
Cathy has been in the Early Childhood Field for over 20 years. Cathy started with KinderCare in 1994 and has worked in various positions from the starting out as a teacher, Assstant Director, School Director and District Manager. Cathy left KinderCare for four years to work for another childcare company and came back to KinderCare in October of 2014.
Hello, my name is Courtney Dietiker, I am 35 years old and I am married with three children of my own; Devin 16, Deseree 14, and destiny 13. My family and I live in Thornton, Colorado; I have lived in Colorado all my life. A few of my hobbies are crocheting, reading, and watching movies with my family. I love to collect snow globes, and Disney movies.
I started working in child care about 12 years ago and joined the wonderful company of Kindercare 10 years ago. While working with Kindercare I started as an assistant teacher in an Infant classroom in Louisville, then moved to a center closer to home in Thornton and worked with Toddlers and multiage groups. Through all of this I decided to start taking classes to obtain my Directors certificate and received my Associates in Applied Sciences of Early Childhood Education.
I currently am the Assistant Director at the Canyon Point Kindercare located in Golden, Colorado. I love watching children’s faces as they learn and when teachers walk into their classrooms and the children light up to see their teacher; that is the best feeling when working in this industry of wonderful minds of children.
What I love most about teaching is watching the children learn new ideas. What inspires me to come to work is knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of children here at Canyon Point KinderCare.
I love being the one that is helping a child grow and being a part of their success in developing. I love getting to see the children's smiling faces and know that they are smiling at me.
What I love the most about teaching is I love being apart of their everyday lives and watching them grow into their own person. What inspires me to come to work everyday is that I love coming to see all the kids. I love watching them learn new things and grow.
I love caring and watching each child grow daily. It is amazing to watch them develop from a small infant to a growing toddler. This is my second family. When I come to work I have friends and family in the staff and the parents.
What I love the most about teaching is teaching children new skills and seeing their faces light up with excitement when they master new skills . What inspires me to come to work is the smiles on their faces and that I get to be part of their learning and development.
What I love most about teaching is watching children learn and conquer new challenges. Also watching them gain their independence. What inspires me to come to work each day is the kids bonding with me and exploring their environment with them.
I love the children and their excitement and smiles they bring to school. I am inspired by knowing that I am a part of each of their days and how they learn.
What I love most about teaching is watching the children grow and being a part of it. What inspires me to come to work each day is to know that I am helping the children to learn and in turn they are teaching me new things everyday.
What I love about teaching the most is I love helping children learn and experience new things. I love that I get to make learning fun. What inspires me to come to work each day is the different personalities in the two's room.
What I love about teaching the most is the opportunity to watch children grow and learn . I have experience in coaching children in wrestling and involvement in childrens theater. What inspires me the most to come to work everyday is the childrens laughter and smiles.
What I love most about teaching is watching children grow and learn everyday. I love to watch them smile and laugh in wonder as they sing songs and dance.
What I love the most about teaching is that I am able to touch the lives of young children and make a difference. I love seeing their faces when they figure out a new skill. What inspires me to come to work each day is how the children can put a smile on my face all day long, just as much as I do theirs.
What I love most about teaching is watching a child's curiosity and using their imagination. What inspires me to come to work each day is hanging out with the children and watching them turn into little people.
What I love aabout teaching the most is having fum with the kids and helping them to develop, grow, and learn. What inspires me to come to work each day is the children and their awesome abd unique personalities!
What I love most about teaching is that I get to play with the kids everyday. What inspires me is being there when a child learns something new and to see how excited they get.
After I have worked really hard to teach a concept, a child will say something, with excitement, that lets me know they learned the concept. I like being the person that the children can't wait to be with and the parents can trust to care for and teach their child(ren).
What I love most about my job is the hugs and smiles I get from the kiddos. I love the reactions I get when I serve snack and lunch.
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.
As the School Director, I come with alot of knowledge in the Early Childhood Education field, I have lived in the area and worked in neighboring areas for over 20 years. Our school is NAEYC accredited and we have earned a 4 star rating with Colorado Shines.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Because safety for all our children is essential, we are proud to have a Health and Safety Coordinator at our center who organizes our fire and disaster drills, does safety checks monthly, gives out handouts and tips on health and safety to our staff, trains in health and safety areas and makes sure our environment is a safe and nurturing place for our children.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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