Discovering The World Around Them

Exciting Learning is Happening While Your Child Is At Play

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Discovering The World Around Them

Exciting Learning is Happening While Your Child Is At Play

Toddlers & Twos | 1 - 2 years | Serving Thornton, CO

Fun and Outdoor Exploration in Complete Safety

Our toddlers enjoy 5 unique playgrounds to rotate through to maximize their outdoor play experiences! The “Tot Spot” is an open, soft grassy area for our younger toddlers, perfect for those still mastering how to walk and run. Our Toddler Adventure Playgrounds are a combination of 3 separate playgrounds shaded by a huge elm tree. These playgrounds include a mini castle, large sand area, a carousel, and a variety of exciting toddler toys for maximum fun and exploration. The Infant/Toddler Nature Classroom is a specially designed playground complete with soft, safe climbing and balance equipment to allow the children to master milestones in a beautiful outdoor environment inspired by nature. The 2’s side yard, off their classroom, uses a long-stretch of artificial turf to encourage gross motor skills and sensory play.

We are 100% Dedicated To Keeping Your Child Safe

To keep your child safe, our main playgrounds are not visible from the street as they are enclosed by an 8-foot privacy fence. Security cameras are recording all areas of our property. You deserve the peace of mind that such security measures bring.

Loving Teachers to Keep Up With Your Active And Energetic Toddler

Toddler teachers have the high-powered enthusiasm to keep up with your little treasure. Our loving staff will provide the guidance and patience your child needs as they engage in hands-on, over-the-top, fun-filled activities throughout the day. The teachers work closely with the families and the classes’ annual parent play day (such as Dr. Seuss!) also allows for parents to join in on the fun!

ACT Academics© Brings On The Fun Both Indoors and Out

With ACT Academics©, children learn through creative, hands-on experiences as teachers observe and adjust the activities to flow with the children’s interests. Our innovative teachers also create a variety of special themes for the play areas in the classroom to promote imaginative learning.

A Community Staple For Over 40 years

We are honored to still be serving the families of Thornton, CO since 1977. With the help of our student’s families, partnering churches, and fantastic staff members, A Child’s Touch is the largest independent, faith-based school in the area.

Incorporating Jesus’ Love Into Every Aspect Of Our Classroom

Each school day starts with pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible. Jesus is present and intertwined in all of our lessons. They are introduced to His love through singing songs in His name, reading Bible stories, and learning about His creation in our outdoor settings.

Practical Skills Build Self-confidence And Independence

Toddlers and twos love doing things for themselves. This gives them a sense of confidence and independence. Children practice handwashing, getting dressed, and cleaning up. When a child is ready, teachers will provide help and support to both the child and the parents for potty training success!

Imaginations Run Wild With Our Interactive Hallway and Separate Gross Motor Gym

Our Toddler hallway provides unique play stations to let children touch, explore, and experience engaging sensory play that promotes fine motor skills. Our separate Gross Motor Gym, with it’s soft flooring and age-appropriate play equipment, allows children to work on gross motor skills and participate in games no matter the weather.
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Catered Meals And A Delicious Menu

Our kitchen staff plans and prepares nutritious snacks and breakfast for our children every day. Lunches are catered by a professional chef who creates healthy, kid-friendly, and delicious meals. Our staff will work with parents to make sure allergies and food restrictions are noted and accommodated.

Know Your Child Is Happy Every Day

With Brightwheel, you will receive photos or videos throughout the week showing your child’s activity during the day. You can also communicate directly with your child’s teachers, as well as receive notifications for the many events and school functions you will be invited to.

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.