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Mountaintop Childcare is a Preschool and Childcare in the Estes Valley.

Our #1 Goal is to Ensure our Kiddos and Parents are Happy Campers! 

Join Our Family and Experience the Wonders of Learning from Nature!

Hands-on Discovery

Universal Pre-K Program

Mountaintop Childcare presents the...

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program provides families with FREE part-time Pre-K if your child is over the age of 4, and FREE full-time pre-k if you are a ESL or low-income family.


Enrollment begins on January 17th, and you can sign up via the link below at that time!


Care begins in August 2023 at Mountaintop! 


Our center is open year-round with Summer programming offered.  We DO NOT follow the Estes Park School District calendar.  We are only closed major holidays. See our calendar for specific closures. 

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It takes a village to raise a child. Here at Mountaintop Childcare, we'd love to be a part of your village


We'll come along side of you in this journey, we'll walk together through the good days and the bad.

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Mountain Top Childcare Mission

At Mountaintop Childcare, our mission is based on the premise that every child is a special gift to the world. We believe that each individual possesses skills, talents and characteristics that, when nurtured, will allow them to grow into happy, successful and contented adults.

Given the above beliefs, Mountaintop Childcare strives to work, in conjunction with families, to provide each child with the tools necessary to cultivate and develop their unique gifts. We will work diligently to learn each child's needs and preferences, so that we may customize and individualize our services to the greatest possible degree. With the support of parents and other care givers, we will assist every child to discover their interests and passions. 

We will guide them in such a manner that they may explore their world in a safe, secure and predictable environment. As opportunities present themselves, we will support the child to help them face challenges and make sound, positive decisions. We will aide them to assess the outcome of those decisions in a loving, supportive and nonjudgmental fashion.

We will strive to instill a sense of self-confidence and self-worth, by providing opportunities for achievement and success. We will encourage children to ask questions and to take calculated and appropriate risks. In all of our endeavors, we will foster behaviors and ethics that reflect the highest standards of character.

We promise to always act in a child's best interest and in a manner that will help them to realize and maximize their potential.

Mountaintop Childcare Philosophy

As child caregivers, we strive to meet the personal, social, emotional, educational and physical needs of every child.  Since each child is a unique and special person, the way we provide services needs to be as individualized as possible. To that end, we work with families and other caregivers to learn about each child’s home environment and customs, likes and dislikes, and educational needs. 

We strongly believe that children flourish in an environment of love and unconditional regard.  As such, we establish relationships with each child, founded on mutual respect, genuine concern and understanding.  Through positive reinforcement, support and encouragement, we foster a sense of self-worth and achievement. These are the building blocks for future personal satisfaction and success.

Educationally, every child has inherent strengths. By determining the child's learning style and preferences, we can customize the way we present a curriculum. This provides the opportunity for the child to discover and utilize their strengths to the fullest. This concept also allows children to excel and overcome in areas where they experience challenges. Going beyond the expectation of simply preparing children for kindergarten academically, we work diligently to give each child a head start, educationally as well as socially. It is our goal to provide children with more than a basic education. We strive to foster a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.

As children grow, they assume increasingly integral roles within their respective communities.  Their sense of involvement, commitment, accountability and civic duty will be reflective of their personal character.  Through character education, we work to instill a set of values that inspire respectfulness, kindness, modesty, generosity and empathy.  We believe that strong personal character is paramount to a persons’ sense of self-respect and self-worth. These two elements are essential in the pursuit of a happy, rewarding and fulfilling life.  

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