The 15 Top-Rated Daycare Centers in Colorado Springs (with ratings!)

My clients are often looking for great daycare options in the CO Springs area, so I thought I'd compile a list! There are so many incredible daycare options around the Colorado Springs area for parents looking for childcare, but I rounded up Google's 15 top-rated daycare centers in Colorado Springs (with ratings!) so you can easily see which local daycare options might be a good fit for your child. Whether you're looking for after-school care, supplemental childcare, or fairly regular daycare, there should be something for children of all ages on this list!


**Please keep in mind that you should do your own research on these schools to find the right fit for your family. I highly recommend scheduling a time to tour daycare facilities and ask questions directly related to your child, their needs, your schedule, etc. to ensure you're selecting the right daycare facility for your family. This list is simply meant to be a jumping-off point for your research efforts, not advice.



Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek - Website

(5 stars - 20 reviews)

Primrose is a national family of accredited early education and care schools serving infants through kindergarten, after-schoolers, their families, and communities. With their Balanced Learning approach, they nurture curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion. This helps spark lightbulb moments that lead to a lifelong love of learning.



Julie's Helping Hands Home Daycare - Website

(5 stars - 6 reviews)

Offers childcare services for ages 0-12 in a loving home environment. On a USDA food program and licensed since 2004. "I absolutely love what I do. We go on field trips and I offer a preschool program at no additional charge." - Julie



Little Explorers Daycare - Website

(5 stars - 5 reviews)

Licensed in-home child care provider with over 10 years experience. Kids have fun and learn valuable life lessons at Little Explorers. Little Explorers takes teachers' kiddos and follows the D20 schedule.



Black Forest Montessori - Website

(5 stars - 3 reviews)

Black Forest Montessori is a fully state licensed and insured home day care that opened in August 2021. Colorado State Licensing # 1757052. Committed to the teaching and development of your children as they prepare for Kindergarten.


What Black Forest Montessori offers:

  • Montessori teaching style

  • Meals Provided

  • Small Class Size

  • Spanish taught by a fluent Spanish speaker

  • Assistance with English as a second language (ESL)

  • Able to teach 1 on 1 for children that require additional assistance such as learning disability.



Kid City USA - Website

(5 stars - 2 reviews)

Kid City is committed to exceptional childcare and early childhood education in a homelike environment. Kid City's program works diligently to develop the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and character development of each individual child. They respect the uniqueness of each family’s customs and beliefs. Kid City does not discriminate against anyone (child or adult, staff or parent) based on sex, age, religion, natural origin, race, marital status, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. Kid City practices an open-door policy and encourages parents to “bee” an active part in their children’s learning and development process.



Early Connections Learning Center - Website

(5 stars - 1 review)

As the oldest nonprofit child care organization in Colorado, Early Connections has been delivering comprehensive, high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means in the Pikes Peak Region since 1897. Early Connections is proud to be a leader in the field and setting the standard for high quality early learning.



Once Upon a Childcare - Website

(4.9 stars - 17 reviews)

Being a childcare provider and an early educator is a privilege and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. Once Upon a Childcare pride themselves in offering an environment where your child feels safe, loved, and truly enjoys being a part of. It is only with positive encouragement that a child can reach their full potential and Once Upon a Childcare looks forward to being part of your child's journey.



The Learning Experience - Website

(4.8 stars - 18 reviews)

From preschool through kindergarten, The Learning Experience makes early education and daycare joyful, engaging and fun so children are happy to learn, play and grow.



Discovery Kids Childcare at Rockrimmon - Website

(4.7 stars - 33 reviews)

Discovery Kids Child Care at Rockrimmon offers infant day care, toddler day care, and affordable daycare in Colorado Springs, CO, for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Located right next to Discovery Park in Rockrimmon, Discovery Kids Child Care is a safe, high quality, and affordable daycare in Colorado Springs.



Rock of Ages Lutheran Church & Childcare Center - Website

(4.7 stars - 3 reviews)

Rock of Ages Lutheran Preschool believes children learn best in a friendly, child-centered environment. They serve children age 2 and a half through age 5 (not in kindergarten). With their small class ratio their staff is able to give each child lots of individual attention.



Ascension Lutheran Church Children's Learning Center - Website

(4.7 stars - 3 reviews)

At Ascension Lutheran Church, they aim to prepare, equip and empower children to succeed academically, socially and independently in order to reach their full potential and live a life that is pleasing to God by sharing the love of Christ with others.



Mountain Shadows KinderCare - Website

(4.6 stars - 51 reviews)

In Mountain Shadow's safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here.



Northwoods KinderCare - Website

(4.6 stars - 31 reviews)

Northwoods KinderCare believes in whole-child development with an emphasis on growth in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical aspects. They also take great pride in fostering a family-friendly atmosphere. Alongside a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, children enjoy unwavering staff support. They nurture a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all backgrounds and abilities.



Vickers KinderCare - Website

(4.6 stars - 22 reviews)

The Vickers KinderCare teachers work extra hard to create an exciting and educational environment where students love to learn. Their interactive activities, such as dramatic play and learning blocks, help students develop on an emotional, social, physical, and cognitive level. Their teachers always go the extra mile to make sure they are helping their students develop confidence for life.



Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool of Colorado Springs - Website

(4.5 stars - 10 reviews)

Little Sunshine's all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Cheyenne Mountain and Broadmoor communities. In order to cater to your family’s unique child care needs, they offer a variety of schedule options, which are M-F, MWF and Tues./Thurs. Their monthly tuition rates include: formula, wipes, baby food, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and extracurricular activities.






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