Child Development

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Our practices are based on current knowledge of early childhood development and education. We support the development of the whole child. * Our programs acknowledge children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child's unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group.

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Our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families. We advocate for children, families, and the early childhood profession. Full-time care is provided for children six weeks old to five years old Monday-Friday 0615-1745. Part Day Enrichment Program is for children three to five years old. This program follows the Vista Peak Public School schedule and operates September-May 2016/2017 at the A-Basin CDC only. PDE sessions 0830-1130 and 1300-1600 during the school year. The Child Care Registration, Resource and Referral office is the one stop for all of your childcare needs. Families wishing to use any of the Child Development, Family Child Care or School Age Programs should visit the Resource and Referral Office located at the A-Basin CDC for information regarding childcare options, availability and to receive and complete the required enrollment papers.

Hours of Operations
Monday-Friday: 0615-1745
Saturdays, Sundays
& Federal Holidays: Closed

Crested Butte CDC
Director, Cheryl Mee
Bldg. 725
DSN: 847-6174
COMM: 720-847-6174

A-Basin CDC
Director, Tiffany Johnson
Bldg. 351
DSN: 847-7213
COMM: 720-847-7213


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Would you like to open your own business?
Do you like working with children?
Become a Family Child Care Provider.

The Buckley Family Child Care Program is currently recruiting child care providers to provide care for children with special needs and the Expanded Child Care Program which includes UTA/drill weekends. These individuals are given priority in licensing.

The first step in obtaining care is the submission of DD Form 2606; Request for Care, which can be dropped off, faxed or emailed to the Family Child Care office. In order to remain on the waiting list, families must contact the Family Child Care registration office every 2 months to keep information current.

If you are interested in becoming a licensed Family Child Care provider, please contact the Family Child Care Coordinator at 720-847-9225/7215.

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Our mission: "To provide secure, safe custody, promoting the health and well being of eligible children and youth, and to create an environment that fosters social, emotional, intellectual and physical development." The dedication and commitment in the leaders of this facility is unwavering. Program areas will encompass character & leadership, the arts, health & life skills, sports, fitness & recreation and education & career development. Current programming includes contracted karate classes, voice and piano lessons, teen and tween leadership clubs, art classes, cooking clubs, all night lock-ins & dances, homework help, babysitting certification, camping & ski trips and more. Our plethora of programming includes, Boys and Girls Club activities, 4H activities as well as special events and contract classes.

Membership Registration

School Year (Sept 1 - May 31)
Cost: $40
Summer (June 1 - Aug 31)
Cost: $40


Current and new members must complete their registration and submit a copy of a current immunization record with all up to date shots.

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Hours of Operations
Monday-Friday: 1500-1900
Non-school days: 1300
Beginning 10 September
Saturdays: 1500-2000
Sundays & Federal Holidays: Closed

School Year Hours
Monday-Friday: 1500-1900
Saturdays: 1500-2000
Sundays: Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Friday Camp: 0800-1200
Open Recreation: 1300-1800

Director, Kaureen Whittaker
Bldg. 350
DSN: 847-9992
COMM: 720-847-9992