Children Gain the Social And
School Skills They Need

A Nature-Based Setting for More Learning, Laughter, and Fun

Adorable toddler little helper watering the garden at a preschool & Daycare Childcare Center serving Thornton, CO

Children Gain the Social And School Skills They Need

A Nature-Based Setting for More Learning, Laughter, and Fun

primary & intermediate preschool | 3-4 years old | Serving Thornton, CO

children playing outdoors at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Thornton, CO

Epic Playgrounds Spanning Over One And A Quarter Acres

We know children learn through exploration and we want to make their outdoor playtime meaningful. These ages have up to 7 playgrounds to explore during their time at ACT and each playground inspires them to play and interact in different ways. Our variety of playgrounds are wonderful, unique large spaces for children to get curious and learn by asking questions and investigating for answers.

Our Entire Property Is Designed With Safety In Mind

Our playgrounds are tucked away behind our building, not visible from the street, and enclosed by an 8-foot privacy fence. The property is monitored by over forty security cameras and there are biometric locks on entryways. We take every measure to keep your child safe.

Teachers Who Coach, Love, and Guide Your Child

Our highly qualified staff bring your child exciting and enriching learning experiences each day. Children are always trying to grasp new concepts and meet new milestones, and our preschool teachers have the patience, flexibility, and lots of love for all our little learners.

Providing Quality Education And Spiritual Ministry For Over Forty Years

Since 1977, our school has provided a Christ-centered academic foundation for many children. Teachers help the children understand that God loves them no matter what and that this is a safe place for them to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically. We are always looking for fresh and exciting ways to introduce the children to academic concepts. The teachers create delightful environments and use unique themes to bring learning to life. Student’s learning is always hands-on as teachers guide them through foundational concepts to prepare them for academic success.
young girl doing arts and crafts at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Thornton, CO

Jesus Is A Part Of Your Child’s Learning, Laughter, And Play

A Child’s Touch is a Christ-centered school that has a strong focus on academics, with a mission to teach children that God loves them unconditionally. Bible stories come to life during storytime, songs, and dramatic play.

ACT Academics© Gets Your Child Ready For Pre-K

Each day brings planned hands-on activities that cover concepts needed to move on to Pre-K, such as recognition of numbers, shapes, colors, and letters. Teachers also guide the children with their fine-motor skills through activities such as cutting, playdough time, tracing, and lacing activities. Children will also begin to work on name recognition and printing. Storytime, art, and free play are also a must every day to give children time to be creative, move their bodies, and have fun!

Practicing Life Skills Offers Rewarding Learning Opportunities

In addition to building confidence, practical skills allow children to learn to become more independent. While they work on self-help skills and being responsible, teachers encourage them, help them problem solve, and praise the process of continually trying, not their capability or the achievement. Raising strong-willed, independent kids is key in future life success and we want to work with families to help raise self-sufficient, confident children.

Our School Offers A Variety Of Spaces To Explore

There is no better way for children to connect to who they are than by developing new interests, identifying various hobbies, and exploring exciting experiences. We provide age-appropriate opportunities for little learners to make decisions and navigate through a variety of engaging spaces. Whether these classrooms are going to the Music Room, the Kid’s Kitchen, the On-site Children’s Museum, the Water Marina, the Shade-a-Saurus, the Nature Cabins, the Columbine Memorial and Prayer Garden, the Circle of Honor, or the various gardens, they will learn new skills at their own pace and grow into themselves during their time here.

The Fantastic On-Site Children’s Museum

Each area of the On-Site Children’s Museum allows for interactive, imaginative learning. Dramatic play is key at the Creation Station and in the General Store. Curiosity and critical thinking skills are a must at the Inventor’s House. And Kids can practice and perfect their motor skills in the Discovery Gym.

Lil' Extras For Lots Of Fun

Lil’ Extras are extracurricular classes where children can focus on one skill for one hour a week over a period of time, for a nominal fee. Our Preschoolers are invited to participate in such fun, themed activities as:

Lil’ Dancers

Your child will learn rhythm, movement, coordination, and balance as they enjoy ballet or hip-hop classes. Children learn new dance skills and movements each week to show off a fully choregraphed song at the end of a session.

Lil’ Kickers

Students use our large soccerfield and vast concrete play space to learn basic sports concepts by playing fun and silly games with their friends that teach foundational skills.

Lil' Chefs

For each session, Lil’ Chefs will head over to the separate Kid’s Kitchen each week to follow a recipe, learn simple cooking techniques, and sample their creations.

Wholesome Meals Made Fresh Daily

Healthy breakfast and snacks are prepared on-site every day by our in-house kitchen staff. Lunches are catered by K-Fusion, bringing a variety of nutritious options to the table in kid-friendly form.
happy children eating at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Thornton, CO

Glimpse Into Your Child's Day With Brightwheel

Each week teachers will send pictures or videos to showcase fun activities in the classroom. See what your child has been doing to spark a conversation and save photos and videos special to you so that you can have a keepsake of your child’s smiling face as they play and learn with their friends.

parent reviews

Simply put, there is no comparison to what A Child’s Touch (ACT) provides for my two children. The love, support and dedication of the teachers and staff is unparalleled. The learning environment provides fun play, structured education and lots of hands on learning that keep my children stimulated all day! That’s why making the 45 minute drive each day to and from ACT, is worth every second! I can’t imagine my children thriving at any other center as much as they do at ACT. It was a true blessing when we entered ACT four years ago and I feel so privileged and honored for our family to be part of the ACT family!


A Child’s Touch is a phenomenal preschool and educational facility. Their dedicated staff and excellent teachers are committed, engaged and patient. Our children have excelled at ACT and love to go to school everyday. Jackson is reading above grade level as a first grader, and Gabbie and Emma sing a multitude of songs that give thanks to the Lord for all they have. Jackson describes ACT as “fun and encourages creativity.” Despite the daily drive on I-25 from Erie to Thornton, it is worth every minute of it, because our children reap the benefits. There are other facilities and day care centers closer to home, but none compare to ACT. We are blessed to entrust such fabulous people with the care of our children when we cannot be with them. We don’t believe our children would be as well cared for and enjoy their time away from us at any other facility. We highly recommend A Child’s Touch!

Rich & Amanda

Words cannot express our gratitude for the loving care you have provided both of our children over the past 6 years. Choosing a school for our children to grow up in was a huge and scary decision, and we are so very happy that we obviously made the correct decision to come to A Child’s Touch. There has never been a day that we were not confident when we dropped off our girls in your care that they would come out with anything but positive experiences. The trust that we put in your school and the care and love that you put into our children's lives cannot be described in words. We can only say that everyone at A Child's Touch deserves more credit and thanks than we can express and that you truly have such an exceptional school and staff. Thank you so much for blessing our children with love, respect, guidance and wisdom and teaching them how to make good decisions and to share in the love of God. We are going to miss all of you!!

Tim, Jen, Kira, Kelsey K.

We've been taking our children there for just over 6 years now and am still amazed at all that they do for the kids. My son started in the toddler room and went there through kindergarten and my daughter started as an infant (3-months) and is still currently there in the pre-K classroom. We will have her go through kindergarten as their program is PHENOMENAL.  From the beginning, I was very impressed with the infant room as I loved the care that each and every woman provided for my daughter when she was a baby. It was always extremely clean and really liked how they put thought into installing in floor heating so the babies would never be cold. I never had a concern about the patience, care and experience by the teachers in the room. As the children get a bit older (1 and 2), I really liked the philosophy of the playtime (both inside and outside). I didn't realize how important it was to separate out the play areas so that the younger kiddos could still have their own' play area and not worry about getting trampled... and vice versa. Potty training... a challenging stage in life... both our kids were always treated with such patience through that stage which, attributed to their success. The education that the kids receive as well at each age is so carefully planned out and our children just thrived (and continue to thrive) in their learning environment.


I have twin boys that have attended the ACT program since they were in Pre-K. We had planned on going to public school for kindergarten, but after seeing the strides they were making compared to their peers, we decided to attend the Kindergarten offered by ACT, and I'm glad we did! They are now reading and writing at an impressive level, and the passion and devotion of the teachers are second to none. We also enjoy the activities and programs as do our boys and other family members. ACT has given us great memories and given our boys a real foothold on schooling and a head start to their journey ahead, and for this, I am very thankful!

Chad H.

We have been very pleased with the social and academic growth that our son has made while at A Child's Touch. He entered Kindergarten with reading and math skills and the teachers worked with him to quickly move him to books that were geared towards his reading level rather than have him go along with the class. He was also given a chance to improve his math skills once he completed the current lesson. They encouraged him to become social with his peers and come out of his shell with various fun and education projects. A Child's Touch is constantly planning lessons and activities to stimulate his intellect, his moral compass and his social skills. The lessons and activities also encourage a love of learning that is hard to find anywhere else. The all day structure makes working easier knowing that there is no transfer to another location for the afternoon and the care is excellent and educational.


I just want to say THANK YOU to you, your family, & the entire staff at “A Child’s Touch” for the excellent beginning you gave my granddaughter, Madison in Religion, Safety, Art, Reading, Spelling, Arithmetic, Science, Ocean Life, & the Dinosaurs. She loved going to school there & you kept a very safe environment for her to learn & play in. The Passion Play that you orchestrated with the children was, I know, a great deal of work for the teachers, however, it will be a very special remembrance for the children & for all of us who will remind our children from time to time, of what Jesus did for us.


My first impressions sold me on A Child's Touch. The staff alone is what sets ACT apart from other daycare centers and providers. I couldn't find any other center that has staff with the length of employment as do the employees at A Child's Touch. As well, ACT is a safe, secure environment with a solid, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is supported by their facilities. Within months of having my child at ACT, I have fallen in love and can proudly define for you why it is truly an exceptional daycare center. Again, the staff at ACT is what sets them apart from good daycare. The staff brings a wealth of experience, a deep knowledge of child development and history of serving children and the community. We have truly partnered through such milestones as baby food, bottle weaning, transitioning to a new room and other things as they come up. I am supported along the way as if by own sisters or mother. Not only is my child in great hands, so is my family.

Karen Z.