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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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Close to Belmar

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


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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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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 training 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

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and Large Center Director License
  • Jerianne West, Assistant Director

  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Infant Classroom

    Karen has worked with children for a very long time. She babysat frequently as a teenager and raised two boys. She has worked for a preschool program through the Denver Public Schools and also worked at Notre Dame Parochial School. Karen also ran her own in-home daycare for a number of years. After working in the toddler classroom for six years, Karen moved over to the Infant Classroom as an 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 by Don Wood

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education and Infant and Toddler classes
  • Ms. Darlene

    Ms. Darlene, Toddler Classroom

    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 Early Childhood Education experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Certification
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Toddler Classroom

    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 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 by Rick Walton

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kaylee

    Ms. Kaylee, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kaylee has been working in Early Childhood Education 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 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 by Don Wood

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Reina

    Ms. Reina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Reina loves helping children learn to trust others outside their families, to gain independence and self-control.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Reina worked in head start programs and at Porter Hospital in their child care facility.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Teacher Qualified, Child Development Associate Directors Qualified
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Preschool Classroom

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

    Ms. Michelle 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 by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

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

    Previous Experience:
    Debbie had her own in-home childcare and worked as a special needs paraprofessional.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Group Leader and Director Qualifications
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Learning Adventures

    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-on-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, collects lighthouses, and nativity 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.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love you Forever
    Year Started:
    37 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Korrie

    Ms. Korrie, Cook

    Watching and helping with the children makes me happy.

    Ms. Korrie is married to her wonderful husband, 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 locations for 18 years and has 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? by P. D. Eastman

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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

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.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

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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