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Northglenn KinderCare

Heather Hickey, Center Director

701 West 114th Ave. Northglenn CO 80234
(303) 451-8581 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pinnacle and Global Village Academy

Enrolling now for 2015-2016 school year!


We want to personally thank you for your interest in our school. We are committed to providing your child the best experience in Early Childhood Education. We strive to be the best, with a deep focus on school readiness, physical development, and maintaining a healthy and safe center for all the children in our care.

Heather Hickey, Center Director

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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


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.


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

Welcome and please take a moment to meet the teachers at the Northglenn KinderCare!

  • Heather Hickey

    Heather Hickey, Center Director

    No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto." - W. Clement Stone

    Heather is a happily married mother of two beautiful children who have grown up with KinderCare.  She moved to Colorado from Cape Cod and truly appreciates the beauty of Colorado.  Heather is the eldest of nine children, and has always been immersed in the field of Early Childhood Education.  Her mother was involved with Head Start and has always had a passion for children.  Heather started with KinderCare as an Assistant Teacher and rose to the role of Center Director, while working in each age group.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake and camping.

    Previous Experience:
    All of my childcare experience other than being a mother,has been with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr Seuss or Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Director's Certificate
  • Ms. Elena

    Ms. Elena, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Elena is a proud mother of a three-year-old little girl and a step-mother of a ten-year-old boy. She loves playing soccer and also volunteers at her child's ministry.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Elena worked at a Family Resource Center.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Infant Nursery Supervisor Certificate credential, Early Childhood Teacher Certificate credential
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Infants

    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"- Forrest Gump

    Liz was born in Montana and moved to Colorado with her family in 1989.   Liz is recently engaged and loves the outdoors and traveling, she has been to 48 states.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Liz was a preschool aid and KG aid at another local preschool center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Certificate
  • Ms. Georgia

    Ms. Georgia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to being part of the KinderCare family, Ms. Georgia was an assistant 2nd grade teacher.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate credential
  • Ms. Maryline

    Always that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" - A.A. Milne

    Ms Maryline was born and raised in France.  She came to the United States in 1990 as a nanny and has been working with children ever since.  She has a 14-year-old daughter, two dogs and two cats.

    Previous Experience:
    Maryline has previous experience as a nanny, infant teacher, and center management, but enjoys her time in the Preschool environment.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Don't Wake the Bear by Steve Smallman & Caoline Pedler
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Diana

    Just be Yourself

    Education has always been a priority in Diana's life.  Learning is what it is all about!  Diana's push in life has always been to learn more and to attain knowledge of the world.  Learning new things keeps it interesting, keeps the mind alive and healthy, and allows us to expand and grow.  Diana wants to grab life by the horns and just run with it!  Diana wants to spread the enthusiasm she has for discovery and for the learning to generations to come.  We cannot lose the beauty and the desire to keep observing, to keep discovering and to keep growing.

    Previous Experience:
    Diana has had previous experience with her internships and babysitting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Wonder by RJ Palacio
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA, Minor in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Pre-Kindergarten

    Whatever you are, be a good one" -Abraham Lincoln

    Diana is a single mother of three amazing daughters!  She has been working in the ECE field now for 10 years and absolutely loves it!  Diana enjoys how each child is unique and has their own personality.  Even though I am a teacher, I feel that the children teach me more often than I could ever teach them.

    Previous Experience:
    Over the last 10 years, Diana has owned and operated her own preschool and worked at several other childcare centers including the YMCA Preschool for the United States Air Force. Diana is also a C.A.S.A. Volunteer
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr Seuss Any Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Krystel

    Ms. Krystel, Chef/Support Staff

    Hakuna Matata

    Krystel is married and enjoying life in Colorado.  She is happy to come to work each day to see the children and enjoys seeing them happy and having fun!

    Previous Experience:
    Krystel has worked in after school care and also for the military as an infant teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Run Dog Run
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Human Relations

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our center is a warm and friendly center that has been serving families of Northglenn, Westminster, and the surrounding areas for over 30 years!  We have highly trained teachers that are here each and every day to provide your child with their specific and unique early education.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years's Day
Presidents' Day (Teacher Development Day)
Independance Day(4th of July)
Columbus Day(Teacher Development Day)
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day
**If the holiday falls on a Saturday, we will also be closed the Friday prior in observance and if the holiday falls on a Sunday we will be closed the following Monday as well.

Health and Safety

We are committed to providing all the children with a safe and healthy center. We take pride in our center and it shows through our deep focus on safety.   All staff are trained with CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions as well as training on disaster, fire, and tornado procedures to keep the children safe. We have a Health& Safety Coordinator on site who completes a Health and Safety Calendar, Cleaning Checklist, and a Center Safety Checklist monthly.

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.

My two-year-old Zoe recently started attending KinderCare and as a preschool teacher myself I was very careful about selecting the right place for her. My daughter has never been in school before so I was nervous about enrolling her but Danny was so kind and bright that I was put at ease. Her teachers Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Nicole have been very loving with Zoe, the understanding and patience they show while potty training has told me this is the right place for her. Even though I have to leave Zoe crying each morning at drop off, I am so happy to see her engaged and busy each afternoon. She comes home and will talk and laugh non-stop about her day and what she did.

- Mother

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