LEARNING THROUGH PLAY IS WHAT WE DO ALL DAY!
"PLAY IS OFTEN TALKED ABOUT AS IF IT WERE A RELIEF FROM SERIOUS LEARNING. BUT FOR CHILDREN PLAY IS SERIOUS LEARNING."- FRED ROGERS
The essence of orange in our enriched play-based environment is inspired by an abundance of beautiful longevity, and creativity. An orange is bright, tough and a nutritious citrus treat. The attraction to the color orange brings confidence, joy, success and promotes energizing, uplifting feelings of excitement. We provide an environment which creates nurturing and positive learning.
Team Toddler has the goal for every person that is part of our team to leave with the tools to feel joyful, energized, uplifted, well rounded, confident, and successful not just today, but going forward.
Our days are filled with a balance of child-led and teacher driven activities. There are opportunities and space for creative expression and imaginative play, as well as learning the basics in creative, colorful, musical, open ended lessons. You will see combinations of product art and process art creations from your child starting as young as our infant room! We are NOT afraid to get messy here. We get loud, we sing, we dance, we celebrate diversity, and joy!
Anyone who would like to becomes a part of Team Toddler staff are encouraged to apply. Ran and directed by both experienced teachers and mothers, Libby and Melanie pick teachers they would want for their own kiddos, seeing the values and strengths of each individual, having them teach and lead where they shine bright and feel confident. All ages of the early childhood stage are extremely different and each of our classrooms tackle such huge milestones- it’s important to find the teachers who understand these life skills and have a passion and patience for their age group.
Our outdoor oasis is floored with natural grass, real plants, trees, and all of the elements Colorado has to offer. We may get muddy, we may paint snow. Dance in the rain? YOU BET! We may create mud pies and concerts on our music wall. Space to frolic, explore and enjoy the fresh air- we pride ourselves on providing at least an hour everyday outside. If temperatures are below 20 degrees or over 90 degrees we may take a quick walk instead, ultimately we want to embrace natures weather.
Schedule a tour, see if it's a fit, join the team!
Our 3 classrooms are created for specific age ranges for appropriate shenanigans.
The Curious Clementines located in our “main house” host the Infants
Tenacious Tangerines are located in our “main house”
Valiant Valencias have their own building. The “club house” hosts all preschool aged kiddos.
PROVIDING QUALITY CHILDCARE FOR THE ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2018
Please do not call us a “daycare”. We are a childcare facility and a school. We value ourselves and our mission to break the stereotype that early childhood teachers are glorified babysitters. If you choose to send your child here, you are choosing to join a family, our team. You are supporting teachers's purposes and career choices as a caregiver.
We speak fluent toddler.
Team Toddler offers a smaller than average child to teacher ratio to maintain a cozy, welcoming home like environment for your child to explore, learn and most importantly… play! We accept littles 6 weeks-6 years of age. We provide an epic food program, enrichment activities such as yoga, sign language, foreign languages, mindfulness strategies & music and movement.
Opening Spring 2023
Now enrolling 2, 3, or 5 full day spots (We do not offer 1/2 day
Accepting littles 6weeks-5/6years old, we provide quality teacher to children ratios. We provide an am snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Our enrichment activities include movement such as yoga, sign language, exploring foreign languages, practicing mindfulness and music classes!
Team Toddler began as an in home childcare in 2018. Ran and directed by best friends and passionate teachers, Melanie Sobeck-Bowie and Libby Ingraham, they took a leap of purpose and began creating the childcare setting of their dreams. After helping hundreds of families and developing close bonds with our clients, we felt ready to extend our reach and expand our Team Toddler dream. With a combined 30 years of experience in the early childhood field, and degrees in child development and education, these natives know their life's purpose. They began working together in 2015 and became best friends and opened a home based center in Thornton, CO. Melanie is the owner, director, meal planner/chef, and staff on-boarding/training manager. Libby is the assistant director, program enrichment coordinator, and music teacher.