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      children's playland
                      Love, Play, Learn

                                                                  call: (303) 337-1112

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Who are we?

Thank you for your interest in Children's Playland in Aurora, CO! We are conveniently located at 1555 South Havana Street. We offer a premier learning environment for children ages six weeks to five years and holiday and summer care up to age 12. Children's Playland is not just a daycare facility but also a complete child development center with a dynamic and fun environment that is committed to quality, developmentallycare and education of your child. We specialize in providing high quality l

Our parents have confidence each day that their child is being taken care of in a loving and respectful environment. We extend the offer to all families to come visit us and see why Children's Playland in Aurora is the perfect home away from home. We know that choosing care for your little one(s) is an important decision and greatly affects the life of your child and your family. We pride ourselves on our warm and loving teachers, phenomenal curriculums and the simple extras that make bringing your child to day care an easy and stress free event.

Our unique programs are based upon years of research and early childhood education experience and that is why we pride ourselves in offering both excellent academic programming as well as a variety of enrichment programs all free of charge to our children. Our schools are divided into classrooms based on age and development beginning with our state-of-the-art infant room, Little Angels for ages 6 weeks to 12 months. From there, children advance into our Transition Room - Teddy Bears ages 12 months to 18 months, Toddlers 1 - Rainbows ages 18 months to 2 years, Toddlers 2 - Sunshine ages 2 to 3 years, Preschool - Flowers ages 3 to 4 years, and Pre-K - Stars ages 4 to 5 years.

Children's Playland is proud to participate in the Qualistar rating system.

The benefits of high quality early learning experiences for children appeal to both early childhood programs and families. By participating in the Qualistar Rating™ programs receive a detailed Quality Performance Profile© (QPP) that includes strengths and areas for improvement specific to their program and classrooms. Families benefit by accessing the program’s Quality Rating Report and by gaining an understanding of the components contributing to quality early learning experiences. This helps parents make more informed choices on the type of care they would like for their child.

Long Term Benefits of High Quality Early Childhood Experiences

Research over almost 50 years shows the following long-term economic and social benefits of providing high quality early childhood experiences:

  • Enhanced school readiness and reduced racial, ethnic and socio-economic achievement gaps
  • Reduced special education costs
  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Reduced crime rates over time, with a very significant impact on public spending
  • Increased employment, income and tax contribution levels
  • Decreased public health care, welfare and child care expenses
  • Reduced grade repetition

Qualistar Colorado and its Qualistar Rating™ team partner with programs on the assessment phase of their quality improvement journey. Evidence of a high quality early learning experience can be found in many aspects of a program. Strong Family Partnerships, age-appropriate learning experiences, positive interactions between teachers and children, effective health and safety procedures, and the ongoing training and education of the program staff are just some of the critical areas that contribute to the quality of care provided to children and families. These and other criteria are assessed per program by the Rating team. Learn more about Qualistar Rating™ components and the rating process.

It is NOT a different type of license or a substitute for licensing or accreditation. The intent of the Qualistar Rating™ is to give licensed programs a measurement of quality, by star levels, and recommendations on how to improve the quality of the care they provide. Accreditation by a national accrediting agency is a separate process that has its own set of standards and validation system.

Children's Playland also is proud to partner with the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council. ACECC's vision is to support a safe, smart and healthy start for young children and their families. 

The ACECC is a collaborative promoting high quality programs and services which support a Safe, Smart and Healthy Start for young children and their families in Arapahoe County.

Children's Playland is operated by certified professionals that are dedicated to the teaching profession.

Our staff is selected very carefully, certified and screened.
Each staff member is certified and current in first aid and CPR.
Medication administration and universal precautions.
Our staff completes extensive annual training of 15 hours continuing education to ensure that all state regulatory requirements are met.


Children’s playland is open year-round.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday year round
from 06:30 am- to

We are only closed 7 days a year

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.

(School closures: please call our center at 303-337-1112 for the latest regarding snow day closure).

We welcome any suggestions of celebrating every holiday of every nationality.


$75 Off First Week
Online Coupon

Bring this coupon to receive $75 off the first  week of tuition when you enroll your child in full time care. For new enrollment only. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of enrollment.

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