The Larimer County Health Department is enabling child care centers to begin enrolling children back to our normal capacities. Little Bears Childcare is now opening spots for Infants as young as 6 weeks and children as old 6, and as old as 10 years at our Hampshire Location. Our plan is to incorporate homework/tutoring space for older children during the school year. We are continuing to take special precautions by taking temperatures and doing daily health checks before children are dropped off. We are still asking that children are dropped off and picked up at the door to reduce the amount of traffic in and out of the building. We will continue our cleaning regimen of frequently touched surfaces and as always, require frequent hand washing from staff and children. Our policies for closing down the centers in the event of an exposure will remain unchanged. Our operating hours will remain 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until the Health Department rolls back more restrictions. As always, check out Larimer County Health Department about COVID-19 to learn more.
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Little Bears Child Care an Early Childhood Education Center
Little Bear’s Child Care, established in February 2007, is a locally owned and operated Fort Collins Child Care and Learning Center. We create an environment where children can explore, express and grow in all facets of their social-emotional and educational development. Little Bear’s is a place where families can feel confident their child is receiving the best care available.
Why Little Bears?
Because Little Bears is not a franchise, we have the ability to create dynamic programs which can adjust to best meet the needs of children enrolled in our program through developmentally appropriate practice. To learn more about how choosing local benefits your community click here
Little Bears Childcare is rated a high quality Fort Collins child care center by Colorado Shines. Studies show children who attend a high quality preschool increase children’s success in kindergarten entry and develop social skills that will benefit your child well into adulthood.
Healthy Food Choices
Little Bear’s Child Care provides daily meals meals throughout the day, included in your tuition rate for your convenience. Our in house food service specialists prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Because we participate in the Colorado Food Program you can rest easy knowing your child is receiving healthy, well- balanced meals while they are in our care.
The core values of our leadership team, teachers, and staff focus on building relationships with our families, peers and community. Testimonies from our families says it all, “If I didn’t have child care, I wouldn’t be in school; I wouldn’t have a job. I tell Liz and Darla at Little Bear’s that they are like my second parents—they are there when I need them, and I trust them like family.” to read the full article on the North Forty click here
Our enrichment programs build children’s confidence and introduces them to new experiences. Our Enrichment Programs focus on Physical Development and Health, Science, Music, Creative Movement and Expression Plus so much more!
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Healthy, Balanced Meal Choices
Little Bear’s Child Care provides daily meals included in your tuition rate for the convenience of your family. All of our food is made in house from food delivered from local vendors. We employ a Food Preparation Specialist at each center to prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Our teachers sit and share a meal at the table to encourage healthy eating and to promote a family dining environment. Children are encouraged to pour their own drinks whenever possible to foster independence and confidence.
Little Bear’s breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are based on the Colorado Adult and Childcare Food Program (CACFP) guidelines. You can always be sure our meals provide a variety of food choices including fresh vegetables and fruit, grains, and proteins while limiting the amount of sugar and fatty foods. Click on the photo to learn more about CACFP!
Occasionally we may harvest items from our garden for children to sample or even take home! Our goal is to encourage the children in our program to learn and experience healthier food choices, which may lead them to making better food choices as an adolescence and adult.
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At Little Bear’s we understand every family is unique. We do our best to accommodate each family’s needs. We continually promote building strong relationships with our children and their families.
Did You Know?
“Little Bears Childcare offers free dental, vision, hearing and speech screenings for every family. Early detection of delays are the most important thing we can do to ensure early intervention and long term health” – read more