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Kipling Parkway KinderCare

Tammy Sanchez, Center Director

975 South Kipling Pkwy Lakewood CO 80226
(303) 985-8256 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at Kentucky & Kipling behind Green Mountain Blvd

Close to Belmar

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bear Creek, Belmar, Green Gables, Kendrick Lakes, Rooney Ranch, Green Mountain

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Welcome, we are glad to see that you have taken an interest in our school. We have an amazing staff who love to watch the children grow and learn every day. We try to make every day more interesting and fun than the last. The children's health and safety is always a priority as well as their education. We promote literacy by offering phonics learning adventures as well as several other additional classes. We want to help every child succeed and start off their education on the right foot. Come see us today, or schedule a tour to see our amazing staff and center!

Tammy Sanchez, Center Director

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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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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


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.

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.

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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

We have a great staff at the Kipling KinderCare location. Most of our staff has over five years experience in the early childhood education field, several with 10 or more years experience. We are passionate about the level of education that we provide as well as the health and safety of the children in our care. We like to make education a continuing experience for both the children and the teachers that are on staff. We do this by holding bi-annual trainings to ensure that our teachers are getting the proper training to work with our children. We strive for excellence in both our education and the education of the children in our care.

  • Tammy Sanchez

    Tammy Sanchez, Center Director

    Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    B.A. Behavioral Science & Large Center Director License
  • Andrea Albrecht

    Andrea Albrecht, Assistant Director

    Education is a gift that none can take away. -American proverb

    Andrea loves working with children. She is originally from Illinois and moved out to Colorado to be closer to her family. She taught on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Ethete, Wyoming for two years, before moving back to Colorado permanently. In her free time, Andrea enjoys all the outdoor activites Colorado has to offer such as hiking and camping with friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Andrea worked at KinderCare while she was earning her Bachelors degree. She also has several years experience working in the public school districts.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    B.A. in Deaf Education, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • Angela, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Infant Classroom

    Knowing that I am building the foundation for our children's educational needs.

    Karen has worked with children for a very long time. She did a lot of babysitting as a teenager. Raised two boys of her own. She worked for a preschool program through the Denver Public Schools and also worked at Notre Dame Parochial School. Karen ran her own in home daycare for a number of years. Karen started with KinderCare in 1999 working with the two's class for six years. Karen now works in the infant room as a Infant Nursery Supervisor. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and loves watching them learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Karen used to work as a toddler and infant home daycare provider, group leader at a school and a preschool teacher assistant.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    ECE classes, infant/toddler class
  • Ms. Darlene

    Ms. Darlene, Toddlers

    You just can't live in that negative way... Make way for the positive day. ~Bob Marley

    Ms. Darlene is passionate about working with children. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and spending time with her dogs.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Darlene came to us this past year from a sister company. She has worked with toddlers throughout her ECE experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Certification
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Big Toddlers

    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindness.

    Ms. Maggie lives with her husband in the Lakewood area and has one sister who is two years younger. She enjoys reading, bicylcing, and playing video games in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maggie has been in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. She has previously worked for the Auraria Early Learning Center and Oak Street Development Center in Arvada and The Golden Triangle.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    So Many Bunnies and Horton Hears a Who
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kaylee

    Ms. Kaylee, Discovery Preschool/Support Staff

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

    Ms. Kaylee has been working in ECE for many years and is passionate about working with children. In her spare time, Ms. Kaylee enjoys spending time outdoors with her family including her five year old son.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaylee has been working in the field of early childhood education since she was in high school. She has worked for various early learning centers before joining the KinderCare team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Early Childhood Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Reina

    Ms. Reina, Discovery Preschool

    Be the change you wish to see. - Gaudi

    Reina has worked in early childhood education for the past 16 years. She loves helping children learn to trust others outside their families, to gain independance and self-control.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Reina has previous experience working in head start programs and at Porter Hospital in their child care facility.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Early Childhood Teacher Qualified, CDA Directors Qualifed
  • Ms. Michelle J.

    Ms. Michelle J., Preschool Classroom

    It excites me to see the kinds smiling faces, and to see my coworkers.

    Ms. Michelle has been in the education field for young children for over 12 years. She loves being able to teach children to be confident in their learning development. Ms. Michelle has been married to her husband Jeff for over 20 years. She has two children, Derick and Austyn. She is also a grandmother of an adorable grandson.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle was a kindergarten paraprofessional at Clayton elementary for five years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Pre-K/Support Staff

    I enjoy being around children. They make me laugh and smile.

    Ms. Debbie just recently became a first time grandmother! She also loves to bake in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debbie had her own in-home childcare while her children were growing up. She then transitioned to the school system where she was a special needs para for 15 years before joining KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Spider's Tea Party
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Group Leader and Director Qualifications
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Learning Adventures Teacher

    I love how children's eyes light up when they learn new things! Children love life with a sense of adventure that I wish I always had.

    Ms. Betty is the learning adventures teacher here at KinderCare. She provides one and one instruction in phonics, reading, math, music and cooking. In her free time, Ms. Betty really enjoys reading, watching movies, scrapbooking, making loom hats for charity and listening to music. She loves cats and collects lighthouses and nativitiy scenes. She also makes her own Christmas cards every year!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Betty has worked with all agre groups from toddlers up to school-age. She has been with KinderCare for 34 years!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love you Forever
    Year Started:
    36 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 years
    Associate Degree in ECE, B.A. in ECE
  • Ms. Korrie

    Ms. Korrie, Chef

    Watching and helping with the children makes me happy.

    Ms. Korrie has worked for KinderCare for 16 years. She is married to her wonderful husband name Charlie, and has kids of her own. Ms. Korrie loves cooking nutritious meals for the children in her care everyday. She loves seeing the children and their families. She also loves all of the smiles and laughter and of course working with her coworkers.

    Previous Experience:
    Korrie has worked at several KinderCares for 18 years and has also taken care of children since she was 11 years old. She was also an emergency foster parent.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother?
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years

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 the 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

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 Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the interior doors of the building have a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. At the Kipling Kindercare, we have an onsite Health and Safety Coordinator who does monthly checks to ensure the health and safety of the children and the staff.

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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Ms. Laura is my son Caleb's teacher and she deserves to be recognized. She is such a caring and happy person and my son just loves to get up and go to school each day to see her. She is attentive and communicates to me as needed and I wish I could take her to every grade my son will be in. Thank you Ms. Laura for making our KinderCare experience such an AMAZING one! We always tell our friends how great the center is and how lucky we are to be involved with such a great school.

- Mother

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