Child Care

Our state licensed childcare program is a Colorado Shines rated program (currently Level 4) and fully accredited through the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).

Philosophy

Belleview Christian offers quality and affordable care and education for ages 12 months through 5 years old. We have seven classrooms which range from Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten. We also offer an extended care program and a summer camp for ages 5-14 years old. With the variety of programs, there are an assortment of options offered year-round for the entire family.

Our goal is to build a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning. Learning is based upon developmentally appropriate best practices using:

  • Manipulatives
  • Active Learning Games
  • Interaction
  • Multi-sensory Activities
  • Age and Skill Level Appropriate Learning Materials
  • Information and Directions
  • Encouragement
  • Modeling / Demonstrations
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Age-Appropriate Challenges & Questions

    Our teachers meet the state guidelines for lead teacher or assistant teacher qualifications. In addition, they are trained in CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Abuse and Neglect, and other subjects ranging from curriculum development and social and emotional training. The staff completes over 20 hours of additional training annually. They also work closely with our school nurse in training on additional medical needs. 

    The classrooms are staffed according to licensing rules and regulations with a sufficient number of children to staff ratios as well as group sizes.

      Learning is based upon developmentally appropriate best practices using:

      • Manipulatives
      • Active Learning Games
      • Interaction
      • Multi-sensory Activities
      • Age and Skill Level Appropriate Learning Materials

      Teachers assist in the learning process through:

      • Information and Directions
      • Encouragement
      • Modeling / Demonstrations
      • Constructive Feedback
      • Age Appropriate Challenges
      • Age Appropriate Dialog

      Best Practices

      Guiding principles for our childcare include the following indicators of a quality program:

      • A curriculum based on sound Christian principles of child development
      • Warm and nurturing interactions among children and staff
      • A healthy and safe environment for children
      • A sufficient number of adults per child, appropriate for group size
      • Strong communication among parents and staff – newsletters, bulletin boards, website, and email.
      • Staff who are interactive with children and parents
      • A commitment among staff to the continual development of teaching skills
      • Developmental appropriateness of the curriculum
      • Plentiful materials to stimulate learning
      • A developmental focus that meets the needs of the whole child
      • A program that emphasizes language development and a print-rich environment
      • A program that encourages exploration and discover

       

      Program Features

      Children participate in variety of both teacher-directed and child-directed activities throughout the learning day. Child-initiated activities include color sorting and matching, shape recognition and matching, and size / texture matching. All learning activities are designed to develop cognition, enhance reasoning, advance concept acquisition and classification, enhance logic and reasoning skills, focus attention, and develop memory.

      Our goal is for children to demonstrate a strong and positive self-concept, appropriate self-control, and growth in their awareness of their responsibilities when interacting with others.

      Social and emotional development is an important aspect of our program. Our goal is for children to demonstrate a strong and positive self-concept, appropriate self-control and growth in their awareness of their responsibilities when interacting with others.

      Our trained staff will afford your child the opportunity to grow spiritually using Bible stories, songs, and Biblical integration in many teachable moments throughout the day. Character development is a top priority woven throughout the curricular offerings.

      Staff

      Imelda Taylor

      Imelda Taylor

      Lisa Fossey

      Lisa Fossey

      Natalie Johnson

      Natalie Johnson

      Tara Moncrief

      Tara Moncrief

      Tia Mallory

      Tia Mallory

      Katherine Richmond

      Katherine Richmond

      Kari Pontious

      Kari Pontious

      Stephanie Feathers

      Stephanie Feathers

      Mandy Sims

      Mandy Sims

      Shauna Sarinana

      Shauna Sarinana

      Angela Yarzebinski

      Angela Yarzebinski

      Carolyn Spaulding

      Carolyn Spaulding

      Cathy Stitt

      Cathy Stitt

      Dan Brewer

      Dan Brewer

      Hours

      KINDERKASTLE HOURS:

      (Pre-school, Pre-K, & Extended Care)  

      Monday — Friday | 6:30am — 6:00pm

      KINDERKOTTAGE HOURS:

      (Toddler & Toddler Plus)

      Monday — Friday | 6:30am — 6:00pm