Join Our School Family
Our location is quietly nestled on the Porter/Adventist Hospital/Centura Health campus in Southwest Denver. The campus is situated between E Harvard and E Yale on the north and south, and between Downing and Clarkson on the east and west. We are near Harvard Gulch Park.
We provide child care for the children of hospital employees, as well as, neighboring communities. We are conveniently located to serve Rosedale, University Park and Cherry Hills. We are also a short distance from Denver University. We operate year-round Monday through Friday.
Our center was completely renovated for September 2020. Classrooms have vaulted ceilings, abundant natural light and easy access to private play yards.
We're so glad you found us, and we hope you are interested in knowing more about us and sharing your child care needs.
We hope you'll join our School Family of parents, children, and staff!
INITIAL INQUIRY and PHONE MEETING
We invite you to complete the "Contact Us" form, and our director will reach out to you. At a time convenient for you, a phone meeting will be an opportunity to tell us about your needs and what you value in an early childhood program. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like! We'll provide you with specific information about our curriculum, tuition, and hours of operation. The next step is for us to meet in person.
We ask that you make an appointment for your pre-enrollment visit. We want to be sure we are completely available and our time with you is uninterrupted. Of course, once enrolled, you are welcome to visit at any time.
All visitors must go through a security protocol. Please be sure to bring a photo I.D. with you.
We look forward to meeting your family, introducing you to our team, and showing you our programs in action!
ADMISSION and ENROLLMENT
When you decide Porter Children's Center is the right choice for your child's early care and education, we begin the enrollment process. We'll help you sort through the required paperwork and give you documents to be completed by your child's pediatrician or health practitioner. You'll receive our informative Parent Handbook outlining all policies and procedures.
On your child's first day of school, we begin our partnership! You become part of our School Family!
We know it is exciting and a little bit scary. The first few weeks may be challenging. You will have a direct line of communication with your child's teacher through our ProCare Connect™ app on your phone. Your teacher will send you information throughout the day, and you may message your teacher with any questions.
Soon you'll settle into a routine, and we'll continue to share daily insights and activity plans, hold parent-teacher conferences, offer opportunities for parent education and involvement, and foster our sense of community.
It is our sincere wish to work in partnership with you as your child learns, grows, and thrives!