Infant and Toddler Care

TLC recognizes the hectic schedules of modern families, and offers the same high-quality early education atmosphere of our preschool classrooms for the littlest of learners in our infant nursery and toddler classrooms.

Childcare at TLC serves children as young as eight weeks old up to 2 1/2 years old, when children can transition into our preschool program, if they are ready. 

In our infants and toddlers program, expect small class sizes and low child to teacher ratios. This structure helps build strong relationships and ensures individual attention for each child.  The exceptionally experienced staff at TLC brings their strong knowledge of child development to support infants and toddlers in their physical, emotional, social, and linguistic growth.

Overview

  • Ages served in the infant program: Eight weeks to approximately 12 months.

  • Ages served in the toddler program: Approximately 12 months to 2 1/2 years.

  • Hours: Infant and toddler program hours are 7:30 to 5:30. We ask that no child be on campus longer than nine hours per day.

  • Months: All TLC classrooms are open year-round. Semesters run August to December, January to May, and May to August. We closely follow the St. Vrain Valley School District schedule from August to June regarding holidays and breaks.

  • Infant nursery capacity: Ten children

  • Teachers in the infant nursery: Two highly-qualified infant teachers with rotating floaters and therapists in the room as needed.

  • Toddler classroom capacity: Nine children per classroom. TLC currently has three toddler classrooms with a fourth opening in fall 2019.

  • Teachers in the toddler classroom: Two highly-qualified early childhood teachers per classroom with rotating floaters and therapists as needed.

  • Academic curriculum used: TLC uses the Creative Curriculum, Storybook Journey, Handwriting Without Tears, Zoophonics, and a variety of hands-on STEM activities.

  • Social-emotional curriculum used: All TLC staff are trained in the Pyramid Plus approach to positive behavior development.

  • TLC has one all-staff training day per month. On this day, all classrooms will open at 10AM.

All of our classrooms are rated by Colorado Shines. View our ratings report here.

Enrollment

Enrollment for all TLC education programs begins with a tour. On the tour you can meet our teachers and view the infant nursery and toddler classrooms. Tours are held weekly and limited to four families per tour. All tours are led by our Educational Services Manager and our Therapeutic Services Manager. We request that your child attend with you. Please call us at (303)776-7417 to let us know if you'd like to schedule a tour.

You may download enrollment forms in advance from our document library.


Infants And Toddler Articles on the TLC Blog