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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, Witt 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.

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

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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

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

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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Nicki Davis

    Nicki Davis, Assistant 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.  Nicki loves to spend time with family on the weekends.  She is very excited for her new adventure as the Assistant Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Nicki has worked as an Early Childhood Teacher for the last eleven years. She has worked with children ranging in age from toddlers to school age. Her experience comes both from KinderCare and as a Head Start teacher in Leadville.
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Biology with a Minor in Sociology Director Certification
  • Ms. Jeannette

    Ms. Jeannette, Infants

    Laughter inspires learning and growth!

    I have been with KinderCare for seventeen years.  I have currently been at the Church Ranch location for five 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. My passion is working in the classroom with children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    10/5/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Associates in ECE Center Director Certification
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infants

    Be Happy!

    Ms. Amanda has worked with children for five years.  When she first started she had no experience.  During her first two years working at Christ the King Development Center she found her passion working with young children.  She went back to school to receive her degree in Early Childhood Development.  Since then she has been very active in the classroom and the center.  She is always doing something exciting to keep her children learning.  In April Ms. Amanda moved to Colorado with her husband.  She started working at KinderCare in May.  She is excited to be the Discovery Preschool Teacher and our Scholastic Book Club Coordinator.  She always brings a happy and positive learning atmosphere to her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked at Christ the King Development Center with children of all ages.
    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Infants

    Year Started:
    7/13/2016
    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:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Joy, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    10/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Bernadette

    Ms. Bernadette, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    7/12/2016
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    5/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Discovery Preschool

    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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Aspen, Preschool and School Age

    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Transitional Kindergarten

    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
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Mr. Adam

    Mr. Adam, School Age

    Year Started:
    6/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Shayla

    Ms. Shayla, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    3/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    5/26/2016
  • Ms. Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    12/21/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Alexandrea

    Ms. Alexandrea, Support Staff

    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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Katy, Support Staff

    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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Support Staff

    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:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Tritia

    Ms. Tritia, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    12/12/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

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. Aspen'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.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

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

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
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