Our Philosophy

Our program provides a level of early learning and care that far surpasses the norm. Our children are full of wonder, joy, love and energy. They range in age from 12 months to 5 years. In the summer, older children return to our family as our enthusiastic summer campers (ages 6-11).

Our family community includes parents just like you. Many are UCCS students, staff, faculty and alumni. Others are from the community at large, seeking top-notch quality for their children, and knowing that campus-based child care can deliver.


We take great pride in our curriculum, our facility and our menus!

Children playing with dirt on a tarp



Click HERE to learn about Conscious Discipline, the basis of our practice or learn more about specific programs HERE.


We have 6 classrooms, each with access to safe-outdoor, age-appropriate play areas; a garden, a top-notch kitchen and administrative offices. Our stand-alone building is right across the street from the main UCCS campus.

Kitchen and Dining

A nutritious diet is key for children's physical and neurological development, but shared meals are also a good time for socializing, trying new things and learning independence. Check out a sample menu HERE.

Connection to UCCS

There are many things that make ours a stand-out program, and key to that is our connection to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. This relationship allows us to recruit the best possible teachers (from all over the country) to teach your children. Plus our classroom assistants are current UCCS students specializing in early childhood education and the benefits of being employees of the University make for very low turnover. All this means is that our priority is ALWAYS you and your children.

Click HERE to learn more about the teachers and students working with your kids. UCCS Students receive priority enrollment for their families, but the FDC is also open to UCCS staff and faculty families and all members of the community.