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Our center uses The Creative Curriculum center-wide. The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos is a comprehensive curriculum that helps teachers achieve the very best program for children under three. If the interactions children have are nurturing, consistent, and loving, and the experiences they have are appropriately challenging, then infants, toddlers, and twos grow and flourish. In such an environment, children learn to trust and joyfully explore their surroundings, making discoveries and developing a sense of themselves as competent learners and caring human beings.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. The teacher's role is an ongoing cycle of observing children, guiding their learning, and assessing their progress. Children in each classroom are assessed twice each year with parent/teacher conferences occurring during this time.

child, smile, cookieQualistar Rating

The Qualistar Rating measures quality in licensed early learning programs that serve children birth to kindergarten. Childcare Providers volunteer to have trained quality rating specialists spend several hours in their programs collecting information and evaluating their program. In the Qualistar Rating process, programs are evaluated on five different quality components. These components include: Learning Environment, Family Partnerships, Training and Education, Adult-to-Child Ratios and Group Size, and Accreditation.

Did You Know?

Kountry Kids* Learning Center is located within the Healthcare Center. It is one of only six licensed childcare facilities in Colorado located within a long-term care facility. Due to this partnership, we are proud to offer the largest intergenerational program in the state.

Ages Currently Accepted

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 months in the infant room, 12 months to 2 1/2 years in the toddler room, 2 1/2 to 5 years in preschool, and 5 to 12 years in the after-school program.

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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. 


  • 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.


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