Welcome

With over 30 years as a locally, family owned downtown child care center in the Ft. Collins area, we pride ourselves in our creative, interactive, play centered learning, our nurturing loving teachers and our low turn over rates.  We  eat healthy foods, spend lots of time outdoors and take advantage of our neighborhood location.  After looking around here, give us a call to set up a tour.  We would love to meet your family!

OUR PLUM STREET PRESCHOOL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ARE OPERATING OUT OF RIDGEVIEW CLASSICAL SCHOOLS AT 1800 S. LEMAY UNTIL AUGUST 11th!

OUR FAX NUMBER IS DIFFERENT FOR NOW.  PLEASE SEND FAXES TO (970) 416-8794.  These faxes will be delivered to our business office off-site, so let us know if you are sending something that needs to be tracked down right away!  Thanks!

SUMMER CAMP 2014 INFORMATION IS  HERE! Click on the camp link above for more information and registration!

Want to follow the timeline for renovations and get all the up-to-date information on the renovations?  Check out this page!  We will update as often as possible.

For our current families:
->Toddler August 2014 Newsletter
->2014 August Turtle Calendar
->2014 August Dolphin Calendar
->2014 August Whale Calendar

->Plum Street August 2014 newsletter
->August 2014 Penguin Calendar
->August 2014 Parrot Class Calendar

->August 2014 Chipmunk Calendar
->August 2014 Jackrabbit Calendar
->August 2014 Fox Calendar

->KinderCamp 2014 Week of August 4th
->FunCamp 2014 Week of August 4th
->TeenCamp 2014 Week of August 4th

Endless Summer Camp!

From August 19th through August 29th Poudre School District schools will be released 2 hours early each day because of the extreme heat last year that resulted in schools being closed.  Young Peoples Learning Center will continue our camp fun
during this time!

We will pick children up from school and take them to parks and on field trips each day.  We will return to Ridgeview Classical School (1800 S. Lemay) at 4:30 pm each day for pick up.  Please pick up by 6:00 each day (Note this change from summer-time).

The cost is $33 per day or $275 for all 9 days, includes afternoon snack and transportation from ANY Fort Collins school

Check out the flyer HERE or Register HERE

Young Peoples Learning Center is an all day preschool and child care center in Ft. Collins and Milliken, CO.  We provide early childhood education, day care services, before and after school programming and summer camps for children ages one year through fifteen years old.  We are deeply committed to the Fort Collins and Milliken communities and our downtown and old town neighborhoods.  We have posted information all over this website to help you understand all that we do, but we would love to hear from you if you want more information!  Here are some highlights:

  • We work with many organizations in the Early Childhood industry to be sure we always remain experts on current early education trends.
  • Our executive director, Heather Griffith, writes a monthly column for the Fort Collins Coloradoan Newspaper.
  • We work with the Larimer and Weld County Colorado Child Care Assistance Programs.
  • We sit on the board of the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County and are members of the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado.
  • Our programs are Qualistar rated and have classroom coaches who are Early Childhood professionals with years of experience in child care and preschool programs.
  • Our preschool teachers are committed to their work with children and are an integral part of why we can provide such high quality care and education for young children.
  • We have been using the industry standard in assessment tools for Preschool/Early Childhood Education/Child Care/Day Care – Teaching Strategies Gold to make sure that all our fun play-based curriculum is intentional in teaching preschoolers what they need to know to be ready for kindergarten.
  • Our summer camp programs are more active than any other camps around.  We also provide camp days on school-out days when Poudre R1 or KQA are closed.
  • Teenagers get camp programs just for them!
  • Camp days can include rock climbing, movies, swimming, golf, park games, camping, lake trips, roller skating, bowling, Eliches, Water World and much more – check out the camp pages and schedules for more specifics!

Make Young Peoples Learning Center your first call when you need a Ft. Collins preschool, daycare, or early childhood education center.  Call us today.