Stephanie Ivancic, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
The near site child care program is located approximately 1/10th of mile from the UCAR's Center Green campus in Boulder off of Valmont and near Foothills Parkway.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Business Partner Message
This center is employer sponsored by UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research). UCAR employees receive a discount on tuition and priority on the wait-lists. We are open to the community as well.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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?
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!
Extracurricular Programs: Music Munchkins (12 months and older), JumpBunch (18 months and older)
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We love the center! From the moment we toured the facility, we knew that this was the school that we wanted to have our son attending. We tried another child care center, but we found it to be advanced babysitting. KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR, on the other hand was open, child centered, and active in helping our wee one to develop. We chose to enroll our son at KinderCare because there is a very open line of communication between the staff and the parents. The staff themselves are very knowledgeable and into what each individual child's needs are. They're very flexible, and there is always a center director there to guide and answer any questions. Our son has blossomed at KinderCare. Thank you.
Melissa C. - KinderCare Parent
With two working parents, excellent child care is an absolute necessity. We found this at KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR. Our two boys (now two and a half years and eight months) have attended since infancy and we couldn't be happier. We've been impressed from the start with the warm teachers, and stimulating environment surrounding our children. Weekly, our oldest son returns home with a new word or concept and enthusiastically shares the activities that fill his day. We've enjoyed and taken advantage of "extracurricular activities" available through the center such as Spanish and JumpBunch. Keeping a precocious toddler busy is no simple task, but the teachers at KinderCare seem to do this effortlessly. They always make sure to share a warm story or anecdote about the day and seem to truly enjoy their time with our children. It is a relief to know my boys are in such caring and capable hands and enjoying themselves when mom and dad have to be at work.”
Tasha J. - KinderCare Parent
It feels a little weird to say that your one-year-old or even two-year-old is in pre-school, but that is the environment that KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR provides. It is way more than a day care and the environment is very inviting to both kids and the parents. The teachers are both nurturing and interested in providing an environment for young activities. Dropping off my kids in the morning is so easy because I know my kids are in a caring environment, where they will not only learn something but enjoy their time as well.”
Billy E. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has attended KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR since she was five months old and has now moved up to the toddler room. She enjoys going to KinderCare each day so much that she immediately begins playing with a big smile on her face right when we arrive. The staff are well trained in childhood development, so that they have a good understanding of milestones and age related behaviors and needs. The staff always act professional and are very loving to the kids. The director is very friendly with parents, teachers, and kids, and is always available to parents if they need to talk. We are very happy with KinderCare and would recommend it to families with young children.”
Sarah H. - KinderCare Parent
CCLC has been absolutely wonderful for us and our daughter. Our daughter has been at home with a nanny for most of the last three years, but when we moved to Boulder Valley we agreed that it was time to enroll her in a preschool program. We both work full time and have resisted daycare for as long as possible because like many parents, we felt no place could be good enough for our baby and give her the care, attention, and love she deserves. But then we found CCLC, they really took an interest in us and our daughter from our initial meeting and tour. It has a very different feel than the other places we visited. I think the small more intimate classroom settings, the calm, positive and welcoming demeanor of the directors and the staff, and the fact that the center is well regarded and well attended so there is no marketing vibe led us to know immediately that this was the right place. Everyday I feel like the teachers and directors are happy to talk about her day and any concerns and let us hang out. I actually feel comfortable leaving my little girl and I know she is in good hands. CCLC is such a safe, loving, caring, fun, and interesting environment that has already expanded her mind and her social skills. I know she is having more fun and learning far more than she would all day with me or at home with a nanny. In a relatively short period of time we have seen positive changes in our daughter and I credit the people at CCLC with that. I would highly recommend CCLC.”
Chris and Alisa - KinderCare Parent
We enrolled our daughter at CCLC when she was 15 months. After being home with her mom since birth, she wasn't so sure about child care. But the teachers at CCLC worked hard to make her (and us) comfortable during the transition. Within a few weeks, our daughter was excited to visit her new friends at school every day, even reciting their names on the drive in the morning. We appreciate the care and attention the staff at CCLC show to their students, and we look forward to the daily reports and photo updates. They do a great job engaging with parents as well. Recently, our daughter moved up to a new classroom, and while she felt a bit uneasy at first, we felt very sure the teachers would take good care of her during the transition. Now she's fully acclimated like we knew she would be. Thanks CCLC!”
Brooke N. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.