A Monkey Business Child Care & Pre-School

1440 Phoenix Ct.
Thornton, CO 80229
720-253-3499 720-253-3499

A Monkey Business Child Care & Pre-School

1440 Phoenix Ct., Thornton, CO 80229
720-253-3499 720-253-3499
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AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
In Business Since:
2009
Total Employees:
2-10
Credentials:

Please check directly with the business for information on licensing and credentials.

Awards & Accreditations
AAA+ Child Care & Backed by the BBB (The Better Business Bureau).
Hours
Monday:
6:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday:
6:00AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday:
6:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday:
6:00PM - 5:30PM
Friday:
6:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
Program Details
Type:
  • Child Care Center/Day Care Center,
  • In-Home/Family Day Care,
  • Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K),
  • Kindergarten
Philosophy:
  • Developmental (Play-Based),
  • Cooperative,
  • Academic
Languages:
  • English
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1 to 6
Program Capacity:
12
Cost & Availability
Classroom Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Toddler $200 per week 1
Preschool $200 per week 0
Infant $210 per week 0
*availability last updated on 06/27/2019
Offerings
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Payment Options
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash|
  • Credit Card
Ratings & Reviews
(25)
(25)
Rachelle T
11/15/2018
A Monkey Business Child Care & Pre-School has taken care of both of my sons now, 5 years apart, and they have been more than wonderful. Their curriculum is top notch as well. My eldest son went into Kindergarten knowing so much more than this classmates it was overwhelming and my 2 year old was singing the alphabet before he turned 2! Additionally, they hardly ever take personal or sick days off because they understand it's hard for parents to take off work and they are really good about keeping parents updated with vacations and holidays off. They feed and take care of all the children as if they were their own so you always know they are in good hands. I just love them so much I will always suggest this facility for child care to anyone I know is looking in their area.
Alex
07/19/2018
DiAnna and John are both incredibly passionate and professional care providers. We started our son with them when he was a little over a year old, and we just took him out now that we are moving out of state (he is about 3 now). In that time, he has learned to speak articulately, politely, and enthusiastically. He wrote his own name about a month ago WITHOUT prompting, and I knew something crazy was happening. These folks care about the long-term social and mental wellness of their kids, and it shows almost immediately. We started our daughter when she was around 6 months old--believe me when I say that you are lucky to catch an opening, as they are typically booked out for months. If we weren't moving out of state, we would be here until they kicked us out. Thank you guys for being amazing to our little ones!
Rebecca L
07/19/2018
DiAnna is fantastic! I highly recommend Monkey Business Child Care & Pre-School. My daughter was enrolled there for almost a year. Hands down the best in the area...from the services they provide, meals they supply, and the affordability in a downright expensive area make this a day care you'd want your child attending every day. A+++
Dalana W
07/17/2018
A warm, inviting and loving place to bring your child, I consider them family! My son entered daycare and school earlier than most, and traditional schools and Montessori told me he was just 'unmanageable.' I found Di Anna and John on this site (divine intervention) and went for a visit. My mind and heart were immediately at ease due to their immense knowledge and attention to details. My son's behavior did a complete 180 degree turnaround. The doctors and teachers were pushing me to do all these tests on my son, but really all he needed was someone to take time to teach him and care about him. Your child is not just a number here, they care and love the children. I am so sad to be leaving (my son is entering Kindergarten), we will miss them so much!
Mindy
07/17/2018
A Monkey Buisness is by far the best Child care center I have ever had the privilege of taking my child. They have amazing structural education and play. Your child learns from a very early age to follow directions and rules. The center is owned and ran like a business instead of just and hey I want to work from home and make money. The care your child gets is worth every penny and then some. Sure wish that all centers would be ran just like this one. We moved out of state and still have yet to find anything that compares. I would recommend to anyone.
Krystal L
07/16/2018
They really are the best day care ever. I used them for 3 years, and would highly recommend them. Di'anna is amazing with the kids. The care and the values she instills into the daily care cannot be beat. My children still talk about her and get family, they miss her although they are in school now. I never had to worry about them when I was at work. I knew they were ok. She's great at communicating also. No drama no fuss, no games. Best day care ever. I wish they were all so good.
Krystal L
07/16/2018
They really are the best day care ever. I used them for 3 years, and would highly recommend them. Di'anna is amazing with the kids. The care and the values she instills into the daily care cannot be beat. My children still talk about her and get family, they miss her although they are in school now. I never had to worry about them when I was at work. I knew they were ok. She's great at communicating also. No drama no fuss, no games. Best day care ever. I wish they were all so good.
Heidi
08/14/2017
When my son joined A Monkey Business it changed his whole world for the better. These care providers genuinely love what they do. DiAnna, John, and family are all compassionate, caring, people who take their business very seriously. This family treats the children as if they are truly a part of their own family and give them the environment they can flourish in. My son spends his days learning and playing and comes home every evening happy and tuckered out. My favorite is when I pick him up and he is playing in the front yard with all his friends being a kid and loving life. The education the children receive is very helpful in preparing them for kindergarten and I feel very lucky that manners and respect are apart of their daily curriculum.
My family feels very privileged to have happened upon A Monkey Business and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Heidi
07/09/2017
Absolutely the best child care & pre-school! My son attended full-time for 2.5 years before he started school and has been academically ahead of his classmates ever since. Couldn't be any happier with the structured and loving environment they provided!
Heather
11/26/2016
Our daughter has attended A Monkey Business for almost three years. Our daughter loves going to daycare, has made great friends, and has learned what she needs to know to be prepared to start kindergarden next year. The owners, DiAnna and John, are caring, pleasant, and professional. We would recommend this business to anyone looking for quality and caring child care.
Melissa
08/11/2016
My daughter was only a little over a year old when she started there. She didn't speak a word before she started. Just after couple of months she already knows her alphabets. Now she has been there for over a year. she sings songs she knows all her alphabets and numbers. DiAnna and John both are great for my daughter. Every morning she is so excited to go there. My son went there for a summer and he has been talking going back. I highly recommended her. If I have children she will be my only daycare provider.
Tamari
08/10/2016
My daughter was less than a year old when I started taking her to DiAnna and John. I was extremely skeptical with leaving my only child with complete strangers, but from the first interview with them, having DiAnna explain and not leave out any details, I was sold. They are amazing, loving, caring people. They treat and love my daughter as one of their own. I have never once had to worry when I drop her off, if she will be safe or cared for properly. My daughter is now 5 and going off to Kindergarten, and it saddens me to have to leave A Monkey Business, but I am so thankful and happy knowing she will be starting school where she is supposed to be academically. If I ever have more kids, John and DiAnna will be the first I will call for a spot in the daycare. The whole family are wonderful, caring people.
Justin
08/10/2016
DiAnna and John at Monkey business are great. Our two children go to A Monkey Business and it has been great for them and us. They are very nice, helpful, and personable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Leana
08/10/2016
My son started here when he was 5 months old. I was very disappointed with the first provider that had him and spent a lot of time looking for a new provider for my baby. I wanted him in a in home setting because it's now personal. After several interviews with other people we met with John and Di Anna. It was a long interview and Di Anna makes sure to go over everything with us leaving me very few questions to ask that she hadn't answered during her walk through. We had pretty much made a decision before we even left her street. I love that while still letting the kids be kids they also adhere to a schedule. The kids know what to expect but still have fun.

My son is over 3 now and the things he has learned are AMAZING! I take next to no credit for how advanced he seems to be. They work on everything with the kids from ABC's to counting to shapes and so on. It's adorable too watch him just look at something and tell me is a diamond shape or sitting in the car singing itsy bitsy spider. He loves going to daycare as much as he loves spending the day with grandma. That has to say something about the wonderful environment they've created for the kids.

My son won't start kindergarten till 2018 and he will be with John and Di Anna till that last weekend. They are more than just my son's daycare provider. They are family to us! They treat us the same way and you can see the love they have for my child every day when I pick him up in the afternoon. I couldn't ask for anyone better to take care of one of the most precious people in my life! I'm never worried about his care which helps me focus on work so at the end of the day I can leave work at work and be home with my family!
Angela
08/10/2016
We cannot say enough good things about A Monkey Business Child Care & Pre-School ran by Diana and John. They were a life-saver to our family. We had a unique familial situation and had been raising our grandson. They provided a safe, wholesome and loving environment in which he could flourish and grow. While Diana has an excellent educational environment, they provide more than just a daycare ... they are an extension of family. Our grandson enjoyed going there and they will be greatly missed.
Kirby R
03/30/2015
Our son attended A Monkey Business for almost two years and we had a wonderful experience. The owners, Di Anna and John, are very caring, pleasant, and professional. Our son absolutely loved going to this daycare. He called Di Anna "Nana" and they felt like family to him and us. He learned a lot while attending this daycare and he made lots of friends. We were very sad to leave A Monkey Business when we moved to a different state. We would recommend this business to anyone looking for quality and caring child care.
Amy D
12/16/2014
After having our firstborn, we had a lot of concerns when finding a daycare provider. A Monkey Business was referred to my husband and I through a co-worker. Being a working mom with a working husband certainly takes a toll on a family, but we were lucky enough to find Dianna and John. We began taking our son to John and Dianna at 12 weeks old, and they have been a crucial part of, not only our lives, but our sons. They have a very clean, appropriate, and learning friendly setting in their home. I would be completely willing to recommend their school to anyone, and hope we are able to have them as part of lives for years to come.
Julie R
12/11/2014
After moving from another town to the area I was in need of finding a good home provider for my school aged daughter. I had missed the opportunity for summer school child care. I was able to find Dianna and her child care. No kid ever wants to leave this place! They have a very clean, spacious play and learning area. All meals are prepared, even from scratch. I would recommend A Monkey Business 100%. When school is out I can always call and drop in with no problems. Super affordable and the nicest family to work with your kiddos. Love this child care.
Agueda J
09/13/2013
I'm glad I signed up with care.com when I did. I'm happy to have found this provider. A monkey business child care and preschool, had watched my daughter last year up until we to moved out of state. she's brilliant! Its a shame we don't live there no more. However, the owners are very friendly, nice and understanding. she's wonderful, terrific with kids, very understanding. She's a top notch provider. I would recommend her. She'll always be my number one provider.
Tanya W
07/18/2013
When looking for a provider, I looked for a clean well-kept home that would provide the quality care for my child/grandchild that I do. The providers here a BIG into routine and children thrive on that. My granddaughter was very timid at the beginning and just after a short time frame became very well adjusted to the daycare and loved being there. She would often cry when I would pick her up, as she wanted to play with her friends. She attended the daycare for almost 3 yrs. and only stopped because of great grandmother is now watching her prior to starting school. She still often asks to go see Ms. Di Anna and her friends. I would recommend this facility without reservations, they do a great job!
Dorie G
09/07/2012
This is a top notch facility. The providers are caring and the facility is always clean. There is plenty of room for the children to romp around in the yard and the providers are always updating the toys. I am a childcare provider in the North Thornton area and have known the Owners of this facility professionally and personally for 3 years. They have always been honest, trustworthy people.
Marie M
06/13/2012
This Child Care & Pre-School is one of the best my husband and I have ever seen and we visited a lot of them before we found them. Being an Educator for Adams County 12 School District my-self ,my husband and I wouldn't have just chosen any one for our baby. We have been with A Monkey Business Child Care & Preschool for 2 years now and absolutely love it, and our son loves it. We never have any problems. Our son was 2 years old when he started there and he had no vocabulary and would not talk. In less than a years time in their Preschool & Pr-Kindergartener program he is now above grade level at the age of 4 years old. My son loves going there and fights me not to leave when I pick him up in the evening. On the weekends he cries, saying he wants to go to daycare, says he wants to go to Nanna's. It makes me sad he doesn't want to spend time with his momma, but I love that he is so loved and taken care of there he cries to want to be there. They are very inexpensive and you defiantly will get the the quality care and learning for the price they charge. Personally, I think they should get paid more and charge more for what they do. Other providers out there make bad names for them for the way they run their Child Cares. We've seen them and almost gave up our self's. Don't pass this one up dont let them give A Monkey Business a bad name because their nothing like those other providers out there. They run there child care like a business and its very professional but you get the homey one on one care and your treated like family. Best decision we ever made.
Randy K
04/04/2012
In the past 4 years we have never had a single problem here. The owner(s) have even watched our daughter in the evenings so my wife and I can have a date night. I can't say enough nice things about how caring the owner(s) are. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere you can trust with your loved ones.
Emalee
03/30/2012
It's a shame I don't live closer to this location. I would love to take my son here. It's CLEAN, friendly and stimulating for children of all ages in their care. I know the owner(s) personally (for 15+ years) and wold recommend them to anyone in a minute!
Elizabeth B
03/08/2012
My daughter goes to this wonderful daycare & preschool! My daughter has learned a lot, she loves going there, and doesn't want to leave! This child care facility is wonderful! I'm so glad I picked this one!
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