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It has got to be one of the most difficult dilemmas a parent can face. The kids are in school and both parents are working. If you are part of the majority of people who work the typical nine to five day, what do you do when the school day ends at 3:00 or 3:30pm? You can't leave your kids home alone for three hours until you arrive yourself around 6:00pm. You cannot keep relying on family and neighbors. You need to find safe, reliable, and affordable care for your child.

At Kountry Kids we believe in providing a safe, healthy environment which stimulates children's potential to grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. We also try to increase children's self-awareness, confidence, and self-worth and help them to build interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.

 

Ages Currently Accepted

Ages Appropriate: Any school-age child up to 12 years of age.

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Intergenerational Program

At Kountry Kids and the Bent County HealthCare Center, activities are regularly planned or spontaneously occur between elders and children. These activities have included gardening, reading, crafts, exercise, parties, movies, field trips, and many more. Children learn to accept those with disabilities (wheelchairs, oxygen, amputations) and love the elders like grandmas and grandpas. The elders love the children's energy.

Services

  • State licensed childcare organization
  • Daily contact with "grandmas & grandpas" (nursing home elders)
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are served
  • Field trips and special activities are planned
  • Special needs and BOCES services are available
  • Bus runs available for preschool lunch periods and after school pickup at Las Animas Elementary School
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculums are adapted for each child
  • Rest periods are encouraged
  • Health screenings are available throughout the year
  • "Buggy Runs" throughout the home and outside, weather permitting.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Extended hours available upon request
Walk-ins welcome upon complete enrollment
For more information or to schedule a tour call: 719-456-1254

"When you have to leave a loved one for someone else to care for, there is a certain kind of fear that things will not be well. I do not have that fear and it is wonderful."
~Donna Honaker, family member