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postheadericon  Summer Program


Summertime means lazy days, backyard cookouts, and a well-deserved break from school for the kids. But if you're a working parent, the unstructured days of summer also mean that you've got to find childcare. Kountry Kids runs a summer program that is fun and engaging for older children. Activities include participation in the summer reading program, swimming, occasional fishing and many more. Older children have plenty to do to keep their summer busy and not boring.

Ages Currently Accepted

Ages: Typically the summer program is appropriate for school-age children who are out of school for the summer. However, the teachers plan fun summer activities for children of all ages during the summer months. Ages accepted: 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 CDS 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 facility 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