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Rooney Ranch KinderCare

Pamela Burdick, Center Director

13990 W Bates Ave Lakewood CO 80228
(303) 716-9115 Contact this center

Ages: 1 year to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Devinny, Rooney Ranch, Hutchinson, and Bear Creek

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Rooney Ranch KinderCare

Welcome to Rooney Ranch KinderCare! We are proudly located in southwestern Lakewood, CO, right outside of Denver. Our experienced teachers partner closely with families every day to help each child develop confidence for life. We accomplish this in warm, welcoming, and supportive classrooms designed for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. Everyone belongs in our circle here — we love our families and meeting new friends!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

Pamela Burdick, Our Center Director

Meet Pamela Burdick, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 1991

Education: Director's Certification

Favorite Children's Book: Madeline

Meet Pam Burdick! Pam is the Center Director of Rooney Ranch KinderCare in Colorado. Pam attended Red Rocks Community College and holds a Director's certification. Pam has been with KinderCare since 1991. Her favorite quote is, “If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.” Outside of work, Pam likes to spend time with her family and friends.

at KinderCare, our accreditation equals excellence. Contact one of our daycares today!


We’re so proud!

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.

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What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Rooney Ranch KinderCare Programs

Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)

Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.

Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)

This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!

Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)

When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.

Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)

You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!

School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)

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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

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!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


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.

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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.

Family Stories

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I love having my son attend the Rooney Ranch KinderCare! He started in the toddler classroom and is now in the preschool classroom. All the teachers and management team are so helpful and friendly. My son has learned so much since he has been there. The center is like one big extended family! I would recommend this center to everyone!

    Kaylee - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter has attended the Rooney Ranch KinderCare since she was just a year in age. She will be starting kindergarten in the fall. She has made so many friends and I feel that I have too! The experiences that she has received will help her excel when she starts elementary school; she has learned so much! The teachers and directors at KinderCare are the best.

    Heather - KinderCare Parent
  • We started our enrollment in March of 2021 when my Son turned 2. Since then our world has been profoundly impacted by the team at Rooney Ranch.

    Everyone I meet, cares for these kids like one of their own. They host the best family after school events and are constantly engaging with updates on our son's development and updates going on within the center. 

    One day I witnessed a toddler moving up from the infant's room, as I was dropping my son off. I noticed Pam, the director wiping tears from her eyes, and several team members proudly watching the child thrive in the 1 year old's room.

    At that moment, I was extremely touched, and it wasn't even my child! It made me so grateful for how much this team wants our children to succeed. 

    This team spends hours upon hours with our children. My son just moved up to the 2 1/2-year-old room, and I was a nervous wreck because these days are usually full of confusion and tears.  Every staff member was so understanding, to ease his transition, his old teachers even walked him to his new room and gave me the assurance we all needed. His new teacher put me at ease with her humor and later updated me with pictures of him having fun. 

    Ms. Ashley is incredible, and we could not have been more blessed to have her as our teacher for the last year. She is the heartbeat to her classroom. Her energy and wisdom is beyond what I ever anticipated in a parent teacher relationship. She quickly identified how my son learned provided real solutions and feedback to help us progress in the classroom and at home.  She was the backbone to our potty-training and the highlight to many of our days. 

    As a parent I could not ask for more. My son knows several of the teachers' names now and talks about them regularly. I never thought I could be so connected with a daycare, but this team manages to dedicate their hearts and passion to our children's early learning and development. We couldn't be happier with the progress our son has made since he started, it's a true testament of this incredibly dedicated team. 

    Sara S. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What accreditations does KinderCare have?

We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.

Do you offer part-time schedules at Rooney Ranch KinderCare?

Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.

How does naptime work at Rooney Ranch KinderCare?

Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.

Do you support alternative diets?

We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.

Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?

We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.