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Park Meadows KinderCare

Ms. Jessica Derfler, Center Director

8100 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree CO 80124
(303) 799-4650 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
S of Park Meadows Mall near 470 & Quebec

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Acres Green; Skyview Academy; Homestead, and Eagle Ridge

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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

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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.

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.

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.


Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Ms. Jessica Derfler

    Ms. Jessica Derfler, Center Director

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica previously worked in the public school districts
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Center Director Certified; CPR, First Aid, and Medication Certified
  • Emily Williams

    Emily Williams, Assistant Director

    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."
    -Dr. Seuss


    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.


    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Bad Case of Stripes
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    BA in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Infant

    Ms. Hannah has a passion for children and animals. She fosters many animals and enjoys outside activities such as hiking and riding scooters.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Bachelors in Social Work
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Infants

    Ms. Kayla is originally from New York and enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains now. She enjoys working with all the little ones.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Tami Jo

    Ms. Tami Jo, Pre-K

    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.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Kayla

    Kayla, Toddlers

    Ms. Kayla has a passion for children and enjoys spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Support Staff

    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.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Group Lead Qualifications
  • Ms. Max

    Ms. Max, Nutrition Specialist

    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.

    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Infant Room

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Regina used to have her own home daycare from 1989-2001 before she found her home here at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Group Leader Certificate, Director Certificate
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Infant

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brianna previously spent three years as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Associates degree, Early Childhood Education certification in progress
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Toddler

    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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    BA in Psychology, MA in Elementary Education, and Teacher Certification
  • Ms. Devanni

    Ms. Devanni, Preschool

    “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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sudha

    Ms. Sudha, Pre-K

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sudha previously worked at Hand Ford Hall Elementary in Ipswitch U. K, was a 2nd grade teacher in India, and an assistant teacher at Primrose schools.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor's degree in Business
  • Ms. Brittny

    Ms. Brittny, Support Staff

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittny previously worked as a nanny, childcare at Prairie life fitness, after school teacher for playdates child care, Arapahoe Community College child care center Assistant Teacher
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Child Development Associates, CPR & First Aid Certified

October 2016 Events

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

      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.

  2. 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!

About Our Center

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Indian; Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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 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.

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.

We have been sending our son and daughter to KinderCare for a year now and it's been a great experience for us. The teachers are very involved in my children's development, learning and emotional well-being. It was a bit of a hard transition for us as they were coming from having a live-in Au Pair to being separated and with a group of other children everyday. They have absolutely flourished under their awesome teachers. The Center Director has worked tirelessly to make sure that her center is top-notch with curriculum, staff, facility maintenance, family & children happiness and growth for every student. I have been really impressed with the organization as a whole. We would recommend KinderCare to anyone!
- Parent

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