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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 1994
Total Employees: 1
Awards & Accreditations
NAFCC National Family Child Care Provider of the Year; NAFCC Accredited; National Wildlife Federation Nature School, Colorado Shines Rating Level 3; Colorado Credential Level 4, Front Range Community College Lab School.

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Permanent (Care.com verified on 9/11/2021)
This business has satisfied Colorado's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Colorado's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
8:00AM - 4:45PM
Tuesday :
8:00AM - 4:45PM
Wednesday :
8:00AM - 4:45PM
Thursday :
8:00AM - 4:45PM
Friday :
8:00AM - 4:45PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1 to 8
Program Capacity:
8

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $ 295 per week --
Toddler $ 295 per week --
Preschool $ 285 per week --
*availability last updated on 04/25/2020
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 10)
Beth C
09/11/2013
As a Center Director and early childhood professional for 30 years, Laura's Learn and Play is the best family child care home I have ever seen. She has a beautiful environment that has been carefully designed using brain research to create a calm and nurturing space conducive to learning. Home cooked nutritious meals are provided to promote heathy eating habits. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate for each child to prepare them for school and the enrichment programs are superb.

Laura has a 4 star Qualistar rating because its important to her to go the extra mile for your child. She spends her weekends and evenings studying as she is close to completing a degree in early childhood education.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for over 20 years and can whole heartedly recommend her for the care and education of your child.
Sylvia M
09/11/2013
As an instructor for Front Range Community College I had the opportunity to visit Laura's program. I can't tell you how impressed I was. Not only were the accommodations for children wonderful, but the program Laura created was nurturing, fun, and definitely developmentally appropriate. I saw children engaged in a variety of interesting activities. Learning centers provided were unique and offered children choices that focused on literacy, science, math, art and music. The day was balanced with active and quiet activities. Nutritious meals and snacks were provided. Most importantly however, I observed children who were happy, engaged and very comfortable in her setting. It was obvious that this setting helped them feel good about themselves and promoted their sense of curiosity and learning. It is indeed a privilege to recommend this program as a model program to any parent.
AnneMarie J
09/07/2013
We moved to Colorado a year ago and were worried about finding high-quality care for our three-year-old daughter, because we didn't know the area very well yet. When a colleague at my new job recommended Laura, I was delighted to discover she lives up to the high praise. I am a professor of early childhood education and a long-time teacher. My husband teaches elementary school, so we both have high expectations for the people who care for our children. Laura provides an all-around excellent environment for young children. She has a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, so the children are stimulated academically. Equally important, she provides the social and emotional support young children need as they build friendships and grow in their independence. The specials Laura offers focus on physical health, such as yoga, and the arts, such as music. Laura also offers a Spanish enrichment program.

Above all else, wheat makes Laura such an excellent caregiver is how much she appreciates and understands children. The respect she has for the children in her care is evident in everything from the physical environment to the schedule to the way she interacts with them. She is a true professional and an absolute asset to this community. Our daughter was able to transition to life in a new state with ease thanks to Laura's program. She is thriving and loves going to Miss Laura's. I highly recommend Laura's Learn N Play.
Lisa D
09/06/2013
I have had the utmost privilege of knowing Laura for over 12 years as a dear friend, business colleague and my first childcare giver and I can confidently say that when my daughter was in her talented and professional care over 10 years ago, I knew she was receiving the absolute best of the best in early childhood education and creative expression which has been the vital foundation to my daughter's healthy approach on life lessons and straight A academics. Laura and her one-of-a kind program are always reaching new heights and goals in fundamental areas such as creativity, cognitive development, compassion, academia - to name a few- and both are truly on the forefront of professionalism and the child care industry. Laura, to this day, continues to re-invent her program by setting the standard to what the latest trends and proven theories are in childhood development and what they are forecasted to be in the future. Such qualities are of a true professional.

I am forever grateful that my daughter had such a rich opportunity to be a part of Laura's program 10 years ago. I can only imagine what it would be like to currently partake on such a unique early learning environment now, knowing what a fabulous evolution and journey Laura consistently moves her program through.

I would recommend everyone's sons and daughters to experience this rich, nurturing and exemplary child care program. Laura's Learn-N-Playcare is truly the example of what every preschool in America should be.
Dina S
09/06/2013
Laura is a compassionate and dedicated care giver. I've never seen an in-home provider devote so much time and energy on the little people she cares for. Her enrichment programs are creative and structured to open the minds and imaginations of her little students. I appreciate that she continuies to educate herself to make sure she's always involved in the latest approaches to child care. If you are looking for a safe, nurturing home away from home for your preschooler I highly recommend Laura's program.
Katie R
09/06/2013
Laura offers such a comfortable, nurturing learning environment for children. She spends quality time with each child, and gives them the opportunity to learn amazing different strategies that will help them grow and prepare for school. She uses amazing teaching tools that help build a child's self confidence, while helping them understand boundaries. We could not have asked for a better teacher/ caregiver for our daughter. The excitement she comes home with, full of stories with everything that Laura has taught them that day. She especially loves the enrichment programs, and the experiences she has from them are priceless.
We could not imagine any one else but her for such an important role in our daughters life.

I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a pre-school atmosphere with a small enough environment for the important one on one that children need.
Michelle J
09/05/2013
I am the owner and director of Stretch-n-Grow of Larimer, Boulder and Weld Counties. This has been my passion for 19 1/2 years. I have been privileged to work with Laura and her children for many years now. I am in many, many child care centers daily and I see such a nurturing, loving, educational environment when I am at Laura's. The children not only are getting so many experiences with outside enrichments but also the focus on education that Laura brings in is top notch. Her center is bright and cheerful and clean. But what I am really impressed with, is how the children are learning rules, how to be respectful, how to work together, there are expectations and consequences.........those lessons that the children are going to need when they are out in the big world. I don't see that side of teaching in many places. When I am there the children are always well behaved, happy, engaged in our activities and a joy to be around. If I had a little one, I would not hesitate to take my child to Laura's.
Steve E
09/05/2013
I am a professional musician who, as Mr. Steve's Folk Music for Little Folks, shares music with young learners at several locations in the area. The atmosphere at Laura's Learn and Play is child-focused, respectful, engaging, colorful. Laura attends to the children's growth and socialization between their peers and with adults other than their relations and sets high expectations for attention, respect and participation, which, in my experience, the children excitedly reach. I eagerly look forward to my chance to engage these young learners musically each time I come and am rewarded by their joy and participation.
Jen
09/05/2013
Laura's Learn and Play is a fabulous place for kids. Our daughter loves her time there.
Laura has a passion for working with young children. She continues to take classes to further her repertoire even after being in the business over 20 years.

Environment - Laura's whole environment is focused on the kids. She has transformed her basement to have everything she and the kids need to be successful. It is a bright, open concept area where the kids feel very comfortable. Toys, puzzles, books and dramatic play things are always stored on shelves where they are easily accessed by the kids. Outside she has many large toys, bikes and a sandbox for the kids to play with.

Art & Lessons - Laura has engaging art activities. Our daughter brings home new things she has created daily. Laura has some art activities that are more guided but also has lessons that are more open to kids individual creativity. Laura also uses a curriculum to help guide her instruction and the students' learning. The lessons are often related to the seasons and holidays so they are easily integrated into extensions with daily life at home.

Communication - We get a monthly update of what is being learned in class so we can reinforce topics at home. Laura is very good with writing monthly newsletters to keep parents informed of enrichments and community happenings. Also, whenever I e-mail Laura she is always very prompt in her response.

Meals - Laura also ensures the kids have healthy well balanced meals. Laura provides homemade breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. Our daughter has learned about portion size, helpings and healthy choices at Laura's house.

Play Time - Laura has an abundance of toys and games for young children. There is free time play each day which is critical for social growth of young kids. I know our daughter really enjoys all of the dramatic play things Laura has. She is often in costume taking care of a baby or "feeding" a friend lunch.

Enrichments - Laura offers multiple weekly enrichments at no extra cost to the parents. From farm animals to music, spanish and yoga teachers I feel very grateful that our daughter is getting these experiences while I'm at work.

Laura's Learn and Play is a fabulous place for kids.
Laura loves the kids she works with.
I would recommend her program to anyone needing childcare.
Kris
09/05/2013
Laura is a wonderful, loving, creative teacher! Our daughter is well taken care of and has grown so much and learns new things about herself and her world every day. We appreciate the additional activities that are scheduled giving our daughter opportunities to experience new things (yoga, music, Spanish class, etc.). We highly recommend Laura's Learn N Play.
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