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!

Fall is here!

For children ages 1 – 3, check out our toddler programs here
For children ages 2 1/2 to Pre-K, check out our preschool programs here
For children kindergarden to 5th grade, check out our before and afterschool programs here
For children grades 5 through 11, check out our teen mentoring program, Crew 121 here

For our current families:

->October 2015 Mathews Newsletter
->2015 October Turtle Calendar
->2015 October Dolphin Calendar
->2015 October Whale Calendar

->October 2015 Plum Street Newsletter
->October 2015 Penguin Calendar
->October 2015 Parrot Class Calendar
>October 2015 Eagle Calendar
>FunZone October 2015 Calendar

->Milliken September 2015 Newsletter
>October 2015 Chipmunk Calendar
->October 2015 Jackrabbit Calendar
->October 2015 Fox Calendar
->2015 October Fox Newsletter
>KQA FunZone October 2015 Calendar

  • 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.