The Children's Center
Welcome to the Children's Center at Red Rocks Community College, a model training center and observation site for Early Childhood Education (ECE) students. Our center, conveniently located at the east entrance of the Lakewood campus, provides full-day, high quality care and education for children 18 months to kindergarten entry. Our clients are Red Rocks students, staff and members of the community.
IMPORTANT: The Children's Center offers ONLY full day child care. No drop-in or partial days are offered.
There are five primary areas of high quality care and education that we, in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Department, model and implement:
- Positive social and emotional interactions between adults and children and children with each other;
- Primary care giving and continuity of care;
- Establishing and maintaining caring relationships between staff and families;
- An eclectic curriculum approach that is based in the Reggio Emilia Approach, High Scope and other child-centered, emergent philosophies.
- A focus on literacy, emerging math and integrated science.
Our hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We are closed on established college holidays, as well as the week in August prior to start of RRCC fall semester. We will not be open between Christmas and New Year's Day, when college is closed for winter holiday. The Center closes at 3pm one Friday each month, except December and August, for staff training and development.
" As a parent, quality is by far the single most important factor in the selection of a childcare program for my kids. Red Rocks Children's Center has exceeded my expectations and has fundamentally changed my perspective on the importance of early childhood education. The formative years, are truly that–“formative. There is no better place, than RRCC for my kids to learn social and behavioral skills amidst a healthy, loving environment. The careful selection of your staff is a direct result of your genuine concern for the children and I love that my kid's teachers truly know my kids. The peace of mind that The Center affords me during my workday is priceless—“thank you RRCC!!! I wish I could have had Jenni, Julie, Drea, Gina, Ruth, and Nicole as my "teachers" as a child. Simply the best!"