Providing quality child care, preschool on the CSU campus!


Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


6 weeks - 5 years


  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Electronic keypad entry
  • Colorado Shines Level 4 School
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum tailored to your child
  • Spanish, sign language and literacy programs
  • Food Friends & Mighty Moves for children 2 and up
  • Proud participants of the Results Matter Expansion Project
  • Mighty Kicks enrichment options


Tuition varies by classroom and program. For current classroom availability and tuition information, please contact us!

Center News:

Check out our 2017-2018 Activities Calendar!

There is a currently wait list for all our classrooms. To be added to our waiting list, please join us for a tour! Tours are given on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

As a Front Range College Mentor Center, we are committed to helping train Early Childhood Education professionals.

For information on CCAMPIS, or to complete an application online, please visit

Meet the Director, Samantha Coontz

Samantha Coontz has more than 20 years of early childhood experience both as a teacher and an administrator in the Fort Collins area. She currently serves as a board member for the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County and the Front Range Community College ECE Programs Advisory Board.

In most recent years, Samantha and her team have focused on quality improvement by participating in the Putnam School Readiness Project, and achieved a high standard with Qualistar rating and NAEYC Accreditation.

It is with hard work and dedication to our families that Samantha and her team focus on building a place that is fun, interesting and peaceful for children.

When Sam isn't at the center, she is a full-time student, wife to Jason, and the mom of two fantastic girls. She enjoys kickboxing, spending time outdoors and tending to her miniature pony.

Call to Schedule a Tour Now  970.491.2862

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  • Sam Coontz is the best director I have ever seen. She embodies everything that we want as a family in a childcare provider and manager of the school. She is creative, dynamic, caring, full of amazing ideas and experiences that enrich my children’s lives and my own. She fosters an incredible sense of community and helps me be a better parent on a daily basis. She is also incredibly great at managing staff, helping engage parents at all levels. Thank you, thank you, thank you for her. Our lives are better because she is directing our school.


  • Is it normal to feel guilty and miss your kids every day you are away from them when you work a full time, Monday-Friday job?
    That said, I couldn't think of a better place for them to be, because you and your staff treat all the kids as if they were your own. So thank you and I guess I should be grateful when they go to bed at night telling me how much they love all of their teachers and their friends... Let alone be grateful for the amazing gains they both have made.



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