Ms. Jessica Derfler, Center Director
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The teachers and staff at the Park Meadows KinderCare are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in the development of every child with expansion in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Your children will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have the support from a growing and well educated team of teachers that are truly passionate about each and every child. The teachers believe the children play a big role in their learning everyday and the engagement they receive from the teachers will be used in their lifetime of learning.
Ms. Jessica Derfler, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Park Meadows KinderCare stands for quality. Our teachers and staff are committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for children with passion and care. We share a vision of values that guide us. We lead with integrity, respect and with education at the heart of everything we do for the children.
I love to watch children grow everyday and be a part of their life.
Ms. Jessica has been with KinderCare since 2010. Ms. Jessica has her Director Qualifications and will continue her education to receive a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children for seven years. Jessica loves watching the improvement and growth in the children’s knowledge everyday. She looks for new ways to educate the children and keep them engaged on a daily basis.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."
Ms. Emily has been a part of the KinderCare family since November 2012. She has worked in all the classrooms, but her specialty was Pre-K. She has a degree from the University of Wyoming in Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood Education. She found her passion for children at a very young age and started babysitting at age 12. She worked in childcare centers since she was old enough to work. In her free time, Emily enjoys doing crafts, spending time with her husband and animals, and exploring Colorado. She is a native to Denver.
Ms. Hannah has a passion for children and animals. She fosters many animals and enjoys outside activities such as hiking and riding scooters.
Ms. Kayla is originally from New York and enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains now. She enjoys working with all the little ones.
Ms. Tami Jo has a passion for children and is extreamly family oriented. She has a a daughter who she enjoys spending her free time with.
Ms. Kayla has a passion for children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Ms. Nicole is very patient and loves watching the children grow every day. She enjoys Arts and Craft time as well the interactions she gets with the families. Ms. Nicole teaches children to be unique and learn at their own pace. Her beliefs are that all children learn differently and she will be determined to help each child learn and grow.
Ms. Max has been working with KinderCare since August of 1991. She enjoys preparing and cooking nutritious meals for the children. She loves spending time with her family. She enjoys seeing the children everyday.
I love to be around kids of all ages, love teaching them and getting them ready for the future. This is why I went to school to further my education in ECE development.
Ms. Regina loves to go out dancing, enjoys going out to movies, and eating at delicious restaurants.
Do what you love, and do it right
Although new to the KinderCare family, Ms. Brianna feels like she has been training for this position for a very long time. She found her passion for caring for young children when she was a teenager. Ms. Brianna has so much experience from volunteering in the nursery at church, to back country canoe trips with young children and most recently with three children as their nanny. Simply put, she loves what she does! When Ms. Brianna is not surrounded by children, she is playing volleyball, hiking, or taking her kayak out on the water.
I have had a passion for working with children since I can remember, having had such a positive experience in school myself. It is very rewarding for me to expose and guide them through new experiences and building upon their strengths and interests, understanding the "whole" child.
Ms. Cathy's area of expertise is reading and writing instruction. She integrates literacy into all areas of the curriculum and tries to instill the love of reading and life-long learning. Ms. Cathy has enjoyed living in Colorado for most of her life. Her hobbies are skiing, tennis, scuba diving, playing the violin, painting, and reading. Ms. Cathy used to dance ballet and has had experience teaching that as well.
“Everyday is a new adventure and a learning experience.”
Ms. Devanni has worked with children for last two years. She has two children of her own and she loves coming to work everyday to watch the children learn and grow.
I enjoy teaching kids, helping them grow and love to see the spark in their eye's when they learn or discover a new thing. I love working with kids!
Ms. Sudha likes spending outdoor time with her family and kids. She likes poetry tongue, more in her mother tongue and a few in English. She loves to read all kinds of books and interested in visiting new places and learning about new cultures and backgrounds.
I really love to do lots of fun arts and crafts with the children. I've so enjoyed working with the children during the past 8 years!
Outside of work Ms. Brittny loves to be outdoors doing things like hiking, snowboarding, running and kayaking. She also enjoys camping with her family, watching her son swim and do karate, and going to concerts. Ms. Brittny tries to bring her outgoing, adventurous personality to work everyday.
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!
The Park Meadows KinderCare provides a safe and educational experiece for all children. We are committed to our growth and developing our teachers to have the highest education and training for children. We are a highly engaged center that is devoted to education.
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.
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 Park Meadows 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.
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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