Awards & Press

Arbor Day Foundation and Nature Explore Classrooms

The national certification places A Child’s Touch in a growing network of organizations that have created effective outdoor learning environments for children. We are committed to connecting children with nature. – 2011present

Gold Daisy Award

Voted top-childcare in the north area as voted for by parents in the Thornton area. They recognize the “most-loved local businesses for families.”

A Certified Nature Explore Classroom

View our certificate for our commitment to connecting children with nature – 2015

Letter to Parents about ACSI:

In looking for a quality early education center, accreditation is an indicator that the program values young children enough to pursue excellence in every aspect of its operation.

Certificate from ACSI:

Certificate from ACSI.

Congratulations Letter from ACSI:

Congratulations from the regional office staff on your school’s receipt of an accreditation term with ACSI. – 2014

Nature Explore Certificate:

A Child’s Touch is a certified nature explore classroom.

5th Consecutive Year - Best of Thornton Award in Child Care:

For the fifth consecutive year, “A Child’s Touch…” has been selected for the 2013 Best of Thornton Award in the Child Care category by the Thornton Award Program.

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Better Business Bureau Award:

Please take a look at the Better Business Bureau Award ACT has been given…

Making A Positive Setting For Kids:

A Business Focus interview with Mike Grillo, an owner of A Child’s Touch…

Nature Explore Certificate Letter:

Please accept the enclosed certificate recognizing another year in your commitment to connecting children with nature. It is a symbol of your continued desire in making children’s experiences…

Nature Explore Certificate:

A Child’s Touch is a certified nature explore classroom.

National Child Care Association Certificate:

A Child’s Touch, as a featured Site of Center Tours

Article in "The Space," A New Zealand Child Care Magazine:

A Child’s Touch is located in the beautiful state of Colorado in the U.S. We are fortunate to have the Rocky Mountains in our backyard. Our school is located in Thornton, which is a busy city located north…

The Exchange Article:

In the Spotlight: Thornton business owners Mike and Debi Grillo were recently featured in the international childcare magazine The Exchange. The Grillo’s own A Child’s Touch daycare center.

Cover Story in Child Care Exchange Magazine:

Our journey with A Child’s Touch began in 1977 when we opened a small Christian school in a mobile home park. We were young and enthusiastic about having our own school, but at the same time…

City Search:

“A Child’s Touch…” voted for best Day Care in Denver…

Thornton Hall of Fame Recipient In Education:

“The City of Thornton and Thornton City Council would like to recognize Mike and Debi Grillo as a City of Thornton 50th Anniversary Golden Hall of Fame Recipient for their outstanding contribution to the City of Thornton in the area of Education.

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel:

In a time when the Pledge of Allegiance is being thrown out of schools and the Ten Commandments taken out of government and court offices, a preschool in Thornton has permanently inscribed them in stones…

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel:

A Child’s Touch, one of the largest day-care centers in Thornton, will celebrate 25 years of caring for children on August 1, 2002. The staff has invited all former students to help them celebrate from..

Thornton Quarterly:

Let your imagination soar to a magical daycare setting and you’ll find yourself at A Child’s Touch in Thornton. It’s an imaginative place where children can visit a make believe grocery store, a nature area with a…

Denver Post:

Another happy mom was Shannon F. of Thornton, whose children are at A Child’s Touch childcare center where, at the end of the day, they sometimes ask to stay because “they enjoy it so much”

Thornton Quarterly:

A Child’s Touch at 9141 Poze Boulevard in Thornton offers many learning settings to stimulate children. Recent additions include a new toddler classroom and a nature area with a small pool and waterfall…

Thornton Quarterly:

A Child’s Touch, the largest daycare center in the Denver area, gives kids a head start academically and socially. In less than a year A Childs Touch Christian Daycare Center has gained the distinction…

Rocky Mountain News:

Seven months ago, neighbors were up in arms over a proposed day-care center they feared would add traffic and noise. Today they’re helping to landscape the property and sending their children…

Amazing Parent Support:

Dear Parents, My name is Rich Kline, and my three children have attended “A Child’s Touch…” for the past six years. I would like to take this opportunity to express my opinion on our daycare, and…