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Church Ranch KinderCare

Marsha Wright, Center Director

7395 Church Ranch Blvd. Westminster CO 80021
(303) 469-8503 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
4 blocks W of Hwy 36 on Church Ranch Blvd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Semper Elementary, Jefferson Academy, Flynn Elementary, Sunset Ridge Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to the Church Ranch KinderCare where your child's success in the early years is our top priority. We have created a nurturing learning environment where your family will become a part of ours. We are located just west of the Westminster Promenade, nestled between Boulder and Denver off of Highway 36. With Westminster Promenade next door shops, restaurants and family entertainment are just minutes away.  Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we are excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning. Call today to schedule a tour and meet our family!

Marsha Wright, 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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday September 07, 2015
    1. Center closed for Labor Day

  2. Wednesday September 09, 2015
    1. Teddy Bear Day!

      Bring you furry friend to joing you for a day of school!

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Church Ranch KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Their goal is to prepare your children for success now and in the future. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and average of ten years in the early childhood education field. The Church Ranch KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of watching children learn.

  • Marsha Wright

    Marsha Wright, Center Director

    I am passionate about Early Childhood Education because the children are our future and I love being able to provide a place where they will learn skills that will help them in every aspect of their lives!

    Marsha graduated from college at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2004. She then moved to Boulder Colorado and worked for the Boulder Valley School District as a substitute teacher.  When she realized that she wanted a classroom of her own, she discovered KinderCare! Marsha started working for KinderCare in 2005 as a Kindergarten Teacher.  After five years with the Kindergarten class, she decided to take a promotion to be an Assistant Director. She held this role for almost a year before becoming a Center Director. Marsha worked at the Park Centre location for two years as their Center Director before moving to the Church Ranch location. Marsha is also very blessed to be able to take her son, Jackson, to work with her every day! She enjoys greeting and working with each child and their family.

    Previous Experience:
    Before starting with KinderCare in 2005, Marsha was a substitute teacher for Boulder Valley School District. She also did a work study program at Concordia University where she worked at Hand in Hand Childcare, an on-campus daycare, from 2002 until 2004.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/16/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Melissa Tibbals

    Melissa Tibbals, Assistant Director

    Seeing something click in a child's brain when they learn something new and actually understand it; THAT IS PRICELESS!

    I have been working in Early Childhood Education since my junior year in college.  My internship was a "Director in Training" position at the facility I was working at.  From that point, I have always wanted to be a director.  I finished up my bachelors degree in business and started my director's certificate when my husband and I moved to Colorado.  I have been the Assistant Director here at KinderCare since July 2014 and have really enjoyed learning the role.

    Previous Experience:
    Melissa has worked as a Early Childhood teacher in multiple age groups all the way from infants through pre-kindergarten! This is her first experience on the admistrative side of the business and she is very excited to learn and grow each day!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Melissa enjoys any book from the Llama, Llama series!
    Year Started:
    7/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Director Certified in Colorado
  • Ms. Nicki Davis, Assistant Center Director

    Ms. Nicki has been working with young children since she was sixteen.  She has a passion for helping them grow and learn.  She has taught a variety of ages from toddlers to pre-teens.  She spent three and half years in Preschool and loves that age because they are learning so much and it is amazing to see them get excited when they learn something new.  She is married and has a one year old little girl named Harper.  She lives in Westminster and loves to spend time with family on the weekends.  She is very excited for her new adventure as the Assistant Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Over the past eleven years Nicki has worked for the Louisville and Greeley KinderCare as both a manager and teacher. Prior to working at Church Ranch she was a teacher for Headstart Leadville, Colorado.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Click Clack Moo
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Biology wtih a Minor in Sociology and Center Director Certification
  • Ms. Jeannette

    Ms. Jeannette, Infants

    Laughter inspires learning and growth!

    I have been with KinderCare for fifteen years.  I have currently been at the Church Ranch location for four years.  I love working with infants and watching them grow.  I am passionate about creativity and being open to new innovations in the field.  I look forward to fostering a loving environment for you and your baby!

    Previous Experience:
    I have been in Early Childhood Education for many years as a teacher, mentor, trainer, and manager.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go
    Year Started:
    10/5/1999
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associates in ECE
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infants

    I love to watch the children grow and I love my interactions with them!

    I started working here at KinderCare in August of 2013.  I just recently gained enough experience hours to be Early Childhood Teacher qualified.  I have obtained 27 credits in Early Childhood Education as well.  I have learned a lot through having two children of my own who are now eight and eleven years old.  I have been working in the infant classroom since I started and have learned a lot from my co-teachers!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    8/12/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Maia

    Ms. Maia, Toddlers

    I love working with children to see them grow and make them happy everyday!

    I obtained my degree in Early Childhood Education before moving here with my family from Bulgaria many years ago.  I have worked at KinderCare for 14 years.  I am happy to work with children everyday.  It makes me feel young!

    Year Started:
    4/3/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Mindi

    Ms. Mindi, Toddlers

    Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.

    Mindi has worked for KinderCare since August 2011. She has completed five courses in Early Childhood Education and is working toward her degree. Mindi is passionate about her two children and the children she teaches. She loves walking into the classroom each day and hearing the children say her name. The children love to do fun projects with Mindi, like making play dough together. Mindi loves teaching the children new things each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Mindi worked in an in-home childcare for two years, then taught preschool for over a year.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jamberry
    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Infants

    All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."  Walt Disney

    I recently moved to Colorado from New Jersey.  In New Jersey I worked at a child care center for 8 years.  I joined the Church Ranch KinderCare team in October.  I started in the toddler classroom and recently moved into the infant classroom.  I love being able to interact with my co-workers, families, and babies each and every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Year Started:
    10/2/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Tabbitha

    Ms. Tabbitha, School Age

    You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"  Dr. Seuss

    I am an assistant teacher in our School Age classroom. I have worked at KinderCare for almost a year and a half. I enjoy making projects for the the children to use their creativity to complete!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
    Year Started:
    10/31/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Alayna

    Ms. Alayna, Preschool

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds.

    I have worked at KinderCare since October 2012.  I have four courses in Early Childhood Education and have always wanted to work with children.  Working here has been an awesome opportunity!  In our classroom we include a lot of Spanish vocabulary in the curriculum and around the classroom!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
    Year Started:
    10/10/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Alexandrea

    Ms. Alexandrea, Prekindergarten

    I have worked at KinderCare for 3 years at a variety of different locations and different positions.  I joined the Church Ranch KinderCare team last June as the prekindergarten teacher.  I am really enjoying getting the children prepared to head of to Kindergarten in the fall.  I have taken two courses in Early Childhood Education and am looking forward to continuing my education.

    Year Started:
    10/27/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Katy, School Age

    I started with KinderCare as the prekindergarten teacher about 3 years ago.  I am now working part time in the afternoons with our school age children.  I really enjoy this age group because of all the different abilities and being able to provide homework assistance each day!

    Year Started:
    7/9/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Prekindergarten

    I love being able to watch children learn and grow!

    I previously worked at a preschool located in Brighton and was a nanny for four years before beginning my journey here at KinderCare!  I have taken about 5 courses in Early Childhood Education and am looking forward to learning more through experience here at KinderCare!  I enjoy working in many different classrooms because this way I get to know many different children and families!

    Previous Experience:
    I have had previous experience as a Nanny and at a preschool in Brighton.
    Year Started:
    2/27/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Support Staff

    I have worked at the Church Ranch KinderCare for the last eight years.  I enjoy working in a variety of different classrooms and helping the teachers every day.  I like getting to know all of the children and watching them learn through play.

    Year Started:
    11/20/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Cook/Assistant Teacher

    When you know better, you do better."

    and

    "Live and let live.

    I am a native of Colorado.  I live with my daughter who is thirteen!  I started here at the Church Ranch KinderCare in November 2014.  I am currently the chef at the location.  I enjoy serving up delicious meals that are accompanied by smiles from the children.  I am planning on starting my Child Development Associates degree this Spring!  I eventually would like to move into a classroom to closer work with the children and their families.  On my personal time, I enjoy watching my daughter play basketball and soccer!

    Previous Experience:
    I worked at Semper Elementary as a Special Education Para for the last two and half years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Frog and Toad Together
    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Tritia

    Ms. Tritia, Substitute

    Year Started:
    12/12/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Marisa

    Ms. Marisa, Substitute

    Year Started:
    2/27/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4

September 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday September 03, 2015
    1. Skyscraper Day

      We will build skyscrapers with the children

  2. Monday September 07, 2015
    1. Center closed for Labor Day

  3. Wednesday September 09, 2015
    1. Teddy Bear Day!

      Bring you furry friend to joing you for a day of school!

  4. Friday September 11, 2015
    1. Picture day starts at 7:30AM

  5. Tuesday September 15, 2015
    1. National make a hat day!

      Wear your favorite hat today

  6. Friday September 18, 2015
    1. National Cheeseburger Day

      We will have cheeseburgers for lunch

  7. Tuesday September 22, 2015
    1. Elephant Appreciation Day

  8. Friday September 25, 2015
    1. Parent's Night Out! 6:30-9PM + Pajama Day

  9. Monday September 28, 2015
    1. National Good Neighbor Day

      Do something nice for you neighbor.

About Our Center

We offer Early Childhood Education for infants starting at six weeks all the way through before and after school care. Our classrooms feature learning centers such as dramatic play, library and literacy, science and sensory, math, and blocks, providing children with the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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 front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. At Church Ranch KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Alex's role includes conducting monthly fire and tornado drills, ensuring that all first aid supplies are restocked and readily available, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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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The structure at Church Ranch KinderCare is highly educational and provides a great environment for learning and growth. Above all, the teachers and staff are focused on trust, care and safety.

- Parents

Both of our children have attended KinderCare at Church Ranch since they were 12 weeks old. They have gained so much from their time here. They've learned how to make friends and share, how to help themselves and their classmates, how to use their imaginations and express themselves. It's so much more than great care!

- Mother
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