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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Teri Derington, Academy Director

    Teri lives in Littleton with the love of her life, John. They have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Teri is an...   Read More

    Teri Derington, Academy Director

    Teri lives in Littleton with the love of her life, John. They have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Teri is an avid reader. She enjoys camping, boating, and spending as much time as possible with her family. Teri has been working in the Child Care industry for thirty five years. She started working with children because of the joy it brought her. Teri has been working as an Education Director for the past twenty years.

Hear from our parents

Childcare is educationally based and staff is friendly/easy to work with.
Cassandra S., Columbine

Our daughter absolutely loves it there, she comes home so happy everyday talking about how much she loves her teachers and her friends. The hours work perfectly with my wife and I’s schedule for early drop off. Also having similar holidays to working holidays and no summer or winter break is great too. It’s really…
Jacob E., Columbine

Teri and crew are great! Great place for your kids while you’re working. My daughters come a long way thanks to them.
Michael T., Columbine

We’ve had nothing but a smooth experience with kiddie academy and already have our new baby enrolled. Our child who is there now has fallen in line very well with the curriculum. Everyone is extremely kind and welcoming, which always helps!
Ariel R., Columbine

Thankful to kiddie academy and the wonderful staff who helped us transition into traditional daycare. They have been so kind, understanding and accommodating.
Sara S., Columbine

The staff is amazing! We also love getting the detailed daily reports which help us know how much our child has eat, slept, etc. We also get a few pictures a day which is always fun too.
Nate K., Columbine

Wonderful teachers and benefits (diapers, wipes, food, etc)!!
Erika K., Columbine

My kid always has fun while at daycare. The staff are attentive to his needs and the structured schedule helps him settle in quickly.
Kendyl G., Columbine

That the staff is willing to work with me and my son who can be problematic at times.
Eric J., Columbine

Everyone is so kind and attentive.
Chloe N., Columbine

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