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Town Center KinderCare

Ms. Amanda Schleweis, Center Director

9290 Ridgeline Blvd. Littleton CO 80129
(720) 344-0330 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
near Highlands Ranch Pkwy & S Ridgeline Blvd, near the library

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Northridge, Bear Canyon, Saddle Ranch, & El Dorado

Our KinderCare Learning Center is unique because we have the Highlands Ranch Library right across the way, which provides a way for us to enrich students' learning by taking walking field trips to enjoy story hour. We also have a very tenured staff which provides a wealth of knowledge in the early childhood education field.

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Welcome

Welcome! We are glad to see that you have taken an interest in our school. We have an amazing staff who love to watch 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. Our staff has a total of over 150 years of experience combined in the early childhood education field. Come see us today, or schedule a tour to see our amazing staff and center!

Ms. Amanda Schleweis, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

We have a great staff at the Town Center KinderCare location. Most of our staff has over five years experience in the Early Childhood Education field, and 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.

  • Ms. Amanda Schleweis

    Ms. Amanda Schleweis, Center Director

    I am passionate about being an advocate for each and every child and also to provide the best possible care and education for each child.

    Ms. Amanda has been an early childhood education professional for over six years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University. Ms. Amanda started with KinderCare Education in May of 2007 as a preschool teacher. She then moved up to be an Assistant Director, and then a Center Director at our West Highlands Ranch location. In her spare time she likes to volunteer at animal shelters and read. She also has two dogs named Lola and Bailey; these are her babies for now. She also has a beautiful niece named Natalie who lives in Texas. Ms. Amanda is looking forward to working with all the families, kiddos, and working with the teachers.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Amanda worked with Creative Beginnings in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and the Child Development Lab at Central Michigan University.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Through and Through
    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Colorado Director's Certificate
  • Laurie Flocken, Assistant Director

    Live, Love, Laugh!

    Working with young children has always been Ms. Laurie's passion.  She has worked in a daycare teaching situation since college and has enjoyed everyday doing it.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laurie previously worked in other daycare settings.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Parts
    Year Started:
    5/4/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Sheyenne, Discovery Preschool

    Do something creative everyday!

    Ms. Sheyenne's passion in life is art and she plans on pursuing a career in art education.  She enjoys teaching methods in art and enjoys making a difference in someones creativity.  Ms. Sheyenne plans on attending a community college and then transferring to a university.  She is not sure on the age group she wants to teach, so she thinks this job will help her make that decision.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sheyenne has been babysitting for awhile and loves it.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Education:
    High School graduate
  • Ms. Carrie

    Ms. Carrie, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching the development of the children throughout the year.

    Year Started:
    8/30/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Auburn University
  • Ms. Lee Ann

    Ms. Lee Ann, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children learn new things and seeing them grow and change.

    Year Started:
    1/29/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Infant Classroom

    It's your life - live it well!

    Ms. Sara loves spending time with her husband and two boys.  They all keep her busy.  They enjoy bike riding, going to the mountains, and just being together.  Ms. Sara also has two dogs that love to greet the family when they come home.  Ms. Sara and her husband are Colorado natives and they love it here!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sara previously was a life guard and a swimming instructor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumb
    Year Started:
    6/25/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Sociology, minor in Education
  • Ms. Suvada

    Ms. Suvada, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children that I care for grow and smile as they learn new things and explore what is around them.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Corey, Phonics/3rd in charge

    The one thing we all have in common is we are all different.

    Ms. Corey was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas.  This is where she also attended college and met her husband Joe.  They moved to Littleton in 2015.  They have two dogs, Belle and Pongo. Ms. Corey and Joe play golf in their spare time along with a good BBQ with family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Corey previously worked at The First Tee.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Jungle Book
    Year Started:
    2/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Bachelors General Studies
  • Ms. Laura, Preschool A/B & floater

    Ms. Laura loves coming to work every day!  Teaching is her passion and an opportunity she is so grateful to have.  She loves watching children discover something new and building relationships with students and their families.  Ms. Laura believes every child is unique so getting to know each child individually is her top priority.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laura previously was a nanny for 7 years/church bible study care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go and When You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    6/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Connie

    Ms. Connie, Toddler Classroom

    I love the way the children take everything in. It is rewarding when the children learn new concepts. Their faces light up!

    Year Started:
    5/25/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Toddler Classroom

    Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.

    Ms. Cynthia was born and raised in Southern California.  She has a twin sister and they are the youngest of nine children.  Ms. Cynthia moved to Colorado in 2000 and started working for KinderCare in the year of 2007.  She has worked with toddlers and two's for the majority of her time at KinderCare and enjoys watching the children learn and grow at this stage in their lives.  Ms. Cynthia gets excited seeing each child's accomplishments as they try new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cynthia's experience comes from taking care of family, friends, and working in a drop in daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates credentials
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Discovery Preschool Classroom (Two-Year-Olds)

    I love seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they accomplish something they have been working on.

    Year Started:
    5/3/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University
  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Discovery Preschool Classroom (Two-Year-Olds)

    The two-year-olds' brains are like sponges. They learn so quickly. It is amazing to see.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Metro State College
  • Ms. Dipti

    Ms. Dipti, Preschool Classroom, Floating Teacher

    I love all of the smiles and hugs I get when I walk into the classroom!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Making a difference in a child's education and life is important to me and the reason I teach!

    Year Started:
    8/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love having the opportunity to teach and make an impact in the lives of your children every day. Their energy and desire to learn is contagious.

    Year Started:
    5/14/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, School Age/Breaker

    I love getting to know each child individually and watching them learn and grow each day.

    Ms. Emily is a Colorado native and grew up in the Highlands Ranch area.  She attended Mountain Vista High School.  She played lacrosse and it is still her favorite sport to watch.  When Ms. Emily is not working she loves spending time with her family and going to the movies.  She also plays in a kickball league.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emily previously worked for other daycare centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie, Learning Adventures Classroom, Bus Driver, Various Classrooms

    Every day is a new adventure; a chance to encourage each child to grow in all areas of life. In the Learning Adventures Classroom, my goal is to help build each child’s confidence to do his or her best.

    Year Started:
    5/4/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Cook

    It is so important to feed little bodies and little minds. They can reach their full potential on a full tummy.

    Ms. Gina has been married for 35 years and has two daughters.  She loves making nutritious meals for all of her students.  The kids always have a huge smile when she brings in their meals.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina previously worked in a home daycare setting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night, Moon
    Year Started:
    3/19/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    High School graduate
  • Ms. Meghan

    Ms. Meghan, Group Lead

    I love knowing that I can make a positive impact in children’s lives.

    Ms. Meghan has a daughter who is ten years old.  They enjoy traveling and spending time with family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Meghan as worked since she was 16 years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Chocolate Moose for Dinner
    Year Started:
    6/27/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    High School education
  • Ms. Margie

    Ms. Margie, MultipleClassrooms

    I want to make each day special for every child in my care.

    Year Started:
    7/17/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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

  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

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 Town Center 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. We also have the luxury of having the police sub station so close to us.

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.

Our family has loved being a part of the KinderCare family since 2010. The child-teacher interactions during learning and play times are wonderful. Our children are treated with respect and enjoy the daily learning opportunities. Even at an early age the children are learning many valuable life-lessons by engaging with classmates and teachers.

- Parents

We have entrusted the daytime care of our four children to the terrific staff at Town Center KinderCare for several years. Our children look forward to going to school each day because their teachers provide an enjoyable, educational experience. It's reassuring to know that our children are being well taken care of while they are learning, growing, making friends and experiencing new things in a fun, safe environment.

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