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Preschool

Camps at Ken-Caryl Community Center

Preschool Summer Camp

All of our Preschool Summer Camps are completely full for 2022. Please check back in 2023!

Our licensed childcare programs have been fortunate enough to receive a Child Care Operations Stabilization Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services. The grant allows us to pass along financial relief to our program families by reducing the fees for our licensed summer camp programs. These reduced camp fees will be for summer 2022 only and are reflected here.

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RAINBOW FISH CAMP

Ages: Pre-K & K (3 -6 yo)

Fee for 5-Day Week:
  • Resident: $240 $219
  • Non-Resident: $288 $263
Fee for 4-Day Week (holiday):
  • Resident: $192 $175
  • Non-Resident: $230.40  $210

Dates: May 31 – Aug. 5

Daily Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M – F

Location: Community Center

Monday-Friday. Due to the nature of our summer camp and how busy we keep our campers, campers must be dropped off before 9:30 a.m. and picked up after 2 p.m. Campers must be dropped off before 8:45 a.m. for field trip days.

Camp Info

2022 Camp Registration

  • Registration is online!
  • Families may register for full weeks (Mon-Friday), no partial weeks offered. The holiday weeks that include a holiday, Memorial Day and Independence Day are 4-day weeks (Tues-Friday).
  • A $40 per week, per child deposit is required upon registration. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Registration will open in phases at 9 a.m. on each date below:
    • March 14 -> 21-22 B&A and Preschool families that qualify as PRIORITY
    • March 21 -> Returning summer families to attend 2022 camp.
    • March 23 -> Public- Ken-Caryl Residents
    • March 28 -> Public Non-Residents
  • All preschool summer camps are filled in 2022. Please check back in 2023!
  • Cancellation deadline is April 22

Summer Notes

Having an online account is helpful (required) to complete this registration process. We recommend creating an account in advance of registration. You can pre-load your cart with your requested weeks prior to registration opening.

Questions: Contact Cara Curtis at 303-565-4519, ext. 206, or carac@kcranch.org.

Have a child going into 1st grade? You have options! Please see School Age’s ‘The Hoots’ Camp and KC Nature’s Tadpoles Camp for more information.

Looking for something for 6th – 10th graders? Check out our Teen/Pre-Teen Camps!

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Play-Based Learning

Ken-Caryl Ranch Preschool

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Preschool is a play-based program for children aged 3 – 5.5 years. We form a strong community of children, families, and staff, and we strive to meet every one of our community members’ needs.

Ken-Caryl Ranch Preschool encourages children, and the adults around them, to see themselves as incredibly capable and to encourage a lifelong love of learning. We align our goals for each student with the standards that local kindergartens expect to make the transition from preschool to elementary school as wonderful as it can be!

Our school follows the Jeffco Public School family calendar.

Why Choose Ken-Caryl Ranch Preschool?

In addition to a loving, warm environment our preschool provides:

  • Chances every day to discover or create something new and exciting.
  • Opportunities to find out what is inherently special about themselves, other people and any object they encounter.
  • Safe spaces to learn how to identify and manage their emotions and learn to listen to their inner voice.
  • Ways to see themselves as incredibly capable and to encourage a lifelong love of learning.
  • Thoughtful, intentional, developmentally appropriate and FUN curriculum designed by highly competent, nurturing and playful teachers.
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2022-2023 Preschool Fees

$125

Resident

$150

Non-Resident

(in addition to monthly fees – see below)

Fees are per child and will be due at the time of your child’s enrollment and is non-refundable if your child or children are withdrawn from the program for any reason
*Registration will be first come, first served.

2022-23 school year

Preschool registration

Dates:

Feb. 14 – **Priority 1 Registration for Current Preschool Families Opens for 22-23 School Year

Feb. 21 – **Priority 2 Registration for Preschool 22-23 School Year Opens-Resident Only

Ranch House Min 5/Max 10
Rainbow Min 5/Max 18
*No Sunshine room for the 2022-2023 School Year

Date: Feb. 28 – ** Registration for Preschool 22-23 School Year Open for ALL

First Day of School

Date: First Day – Tuesday, August 16

Date: Last Day – Friday, May 19

School Year Fees

Ranch House

Ages: 3 – 5.5

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fees:

Mon – Fri

  • Resident: $495/month
  • Non-Resident: $594/month

Mon/Wed/Fri

  • Resident: $318/month
  • Non-Resident: $382/month

Tue/Thu

  • Resident: $212/month
  • Non-Resident: $254/month
Community Center

Ages: Rainbow 4 – 5.5

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fees:

Mon – Fri

  • Resident: $704/month
  • Non-Resident: $845/month

Mon/Wed/Fri

  • Resident: $464/month
  • Non-Resident: $557/month

Tue/Thu

  • Resident: $309/month
  • Non-Resident: $371/month

Before & After Care

Schedule: You must pre-register each month, through ActiveNet (our online registration portal) e.g., register in September for Before & After care in October. Drop in care is not guaranteed and is first come, first serve. Before & After Care schedule must match your preschool schedule, e.g., if you attend M/W/F preschool you must register for M/W/F care. More information can be found in the Preschool Handbook.

Community Center Before and After Care

Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Before and After Care Fees

* B&A Care only available when 3 or more children are enrolled.

Preschool Before or After Care

  • Resident: $7/day
  • Non-Resident: $8/day

Drop In Rate

  • Resident: $10/day
  • Non-Resident: $12/day

Both Before & After

  • Resident: $13/day
  • Non-Resident: $16/day

Both Before & After Drop In Rate

  • Resident: $15/day
  • Non-Resident: $18/day

Get to Know Us

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RANCH HOUSE
(M – F)
ANDREA

Hi, my name is Andrea and I love teaching at KCRP! I grew up in this community and love Littleton. I have been married to my husband Chris for 22 years, and we have two daughters; Ava who is a freshman at Heritage High School and Liberty who is a freshman at DU! We love to hike and bike together. I am also a competitive soccer coach for Colorado United and my daughter Ava plays for CO United as well. We love to do anything outside in Colorado!

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SUNSHINE ROOM
(M – F)
JENNIE

Hi, my name is Jennie! I enjoy spending time with my family and absolutely love Halloween, especially cute Halloween decorations. I love chocolate and soy chai drinks. During my free time, I enjoy riding my family’s electric scooter and reading. My favorite color is pink, and I love food-scented candles. I previously worked at Goddard Preschool for five years and I earned a degree in Elementary Education.

RAINBOW ROOM
(M/W/F)
Lanae

Hi, my name is Lanae Gordon, I am loving working for KCRP as an Assistant Teacher! I grew up in this area and love Littleton. I am currently enrolled at MSU Denver in the Elementary Education program. I enjoy art and was in color guard in high school. I absolutely love Halloween festivities and enjoy going to escape rooms.  I am so glad I am getting to know all the kiddos better and I enjoy watching them grow.

JEN
RAINBOW ROOM
(T /W /T)
JEN

My name is Jen and this is my 5th year at Ken-Caryl Preschool. I have two daughters, Izzy (9) and Zoe (10). My husband’s name is Zach, and we have lived in the Ken-Caryl area for 10 years. I look forward to getting to know all the Ken-Caryl Preschool’s kiddos and families! Let’s make this a memorable, fun year together!

Parent Handbook & School Year Calendars

Weather Closure Reminder

If Jeffco Schools institutes…
2-Hour Delay:
• No Ranch House Preschool
• No Before Care for Preschool, School Age B&A or KC Nature
• No Outdoor Discovery

Full Closure:
• All preschool, B&A and KC Nature programs closed for the day

Nature Preschool Enrichment

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY SPRING 2022
Fees:
  • Resident: $658
  • Non-Resident: $789.60

Ages: 3 and up plus potty trained

Dates: Jan. 24 – May 11 (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Time: 12:10 p.m. – 3  p.m.

Location: Dakota Lodge

Explore nature with experiments, hikes, and opportunities to view wildlife in the community. This program is ideal for preschoolers, part-time kindergartners, or students attending home school. Outdoor Discovery utilizes a daily environmental-based curriculum combined with STEAM activities and Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, these nature-based lessons will include integrative opportunities to experience art, music, science, math, geography, and literature to help children connect subject matter and retain information. Each day there will be new discoveries and topics will change from week to week.

Please bring lunch, proper shoes for hiking, water bottle and clothes to be outside.

* Registration opens to existing enrichment families Nov. 1. Public registration begins Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.

For more information email youthprograms@kcranch.org or call 303-979-1876.

ART VENTURES SPRING 2022
Fees:
  • Resident: $329
  • Non-Resident: $394

Ages: 3 and up plus potty trained

Dates: Jan. 28 – May 13 (Fridays)

Time: 12:10 p.m. – 3  p.m.

Location: Dakota Lodge

This enriching program brings opportunity for students to explore and connect to nature in new ways through artistic learning and outdoor exploration! Each Friday, there are new discoveries and adventures with curriculum and activities varying each week. Let your little one’s creativity thrive!

Please bring lunch, proper shoes for hiking, water bottle and clothes to be outside.

*Registration opens to existing enrichment families Nov. 1. Public registration begins Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.

For more information email youthprograms@kcranch.org or call 303-979-1876.

Story Time at the Ranch House

We are thrilled to partner with Jefferson County Libraries to offer family fun while sharing our love of children’s literature. Family Story Time is for all ages. The program is free, and no registration is required.

Ages: All ages welcome!

Dates: Thursdays: 10:15-10:45 a.m., on the lawn outside of the Ranch House, weather permitting, or in the Bradford Room.

Location: Ranch House

Fee: Free

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