Children Thrive Outside

We bring the outdoors to children so they
can THRIVE in childhood and beyond

We Get Your Child Outside!

With At Least 2 Hours Of Discovery Every Day In The Great Outdoors

Children Thrive Outside

We bring the outdoors to children so they can THRIVE in childhood and beyond

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Centennial & Parker, CO

Healthy Body. Spirited Soul. Engaged Mind.

At Our New Dove Valley Location

Your Child Benefits From A MINIMUM 2 Hours A Day Outdoors For:

With Outdoor Classrooms & Play Areas That Connect Them With Nature

Become A Founding Family At Our BRAND NEW Dove Valley Facility & Save On Your First Year Of Tuition

It's No Secret! Children Are Happier & Healthier When They Learn Outside

Give your child free rein to explore incredible outdoor classrooms every day. Each classroom is designed as a targeted learning experience; they explore science in the water zone, get creative in the art area, grow veggies, and more, all while building their physical skills out in the fresh air.

It's No Secret! Children Are Happier & Healthier When They Learn Outside
Children Follow Their Unique Genius As They Naturally Prepare For School

Children Follow Their Unique Genius As They Naturally Prepare For School

Expect a challenging play-based curriculum to help your child THRIVE in childhood and beyond.  Each child’s academic and developmental milestones are unique, so lesson plans are tailored to suit their needs in engaging outdoor environments.  Children follow their own interests and their teacher’s gentle, expert guidance as they get ready for the school years ahead. 

- Jessica & Steve Lloyd

Mother & Son, Owners

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Nurturing Care From A Family Passionate About The Outdoors

With children spending less time outside, owners Steve and Jessica Lloyd designed a safe, healthy learning program rooted in the outdoors. The mother-son team both grew up in nature and commit to giving your child the same advantages they enjoyed.
Nurturing Care From A Family Passionate About The Outdoors
Expert Teachers Support Your Child's Unique Learning Experience Every Day

Expert Teachers Support Your Child's Unique Learning Experience Every Day

Dedicated educators with both experience and credentials guide your child through their learning with experiments and activities with a focus on discovery. In exciting, engaging environments, teachers invest the time and provide the one-on-attention it takes to spark each child’s natural curiosity, joy, and sense of wonder every day. 

Healthy Food, cooked On-Site, Keeps Kids Happy, Fuelled Up & Energized

An on-site cook puts the emphasis on nutritious and delicious ingredients for your child’s breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and caters to allergies and sensitivities. Kids stay energized and alert for active days filled with discovery.

Garden-To-Table Growing Makes Adventurous Eaters

Your preschooler helps grow, tend, and harvest lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, berries, and more in the vegetable garden. Their harvest becomes their daily snacks and they love trying out all the new foods that they worked so hard to grow!

5 Key Benefits Of Being Outside

Being in green spaces lowers our levels of cortisol—the stress hormone—as well as our pulse rates, blood pressure, and anxiety.
Kids respond to the world around them, and exploring open spaces filled with nature helps them innovate, think outside the box, and use their imaginations.
With access to outdoor spaces, kids build coordination, gross motor, and risk assessment skills. Plus they’re more likely to stay active throughout their lives.
Natural light stimulates the pineal gland for healthy sleep and sunshine promotes the production of Vitamin D for strong bones and muscles, so kids stay strong.

Outdoor learning puts new concepts and skills in a real-life context so kids understand ideas faster, solve problems and build confidence to navigate the world.

We Use Electrostatic Sprayers Indoors & Out For A Super-Charged Clean!

Awarded 4 Stars By Colorado Shines For Our Commitment To educational Excellence

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"My little one really enjoys going to preschool !!!"
"My little one really enjoys going to preschool !!!"
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My little one really enjoys going to preschool - Jennifer and Steve have really worked to address all my questions and make it a safe happy. We are at ease knowing our kid is safe there. We have also found the school to find creative ways to keep the holiday spirit up... engage kids and families in fun activities when safe and possible. Teachers have been awesome. Thank you for all you do!

- Vaishalee Naruka

"Amazing school! Thank you so much for making our daycare experience excellent!"
"Amazing school! Thank you so much for making our daycare experience excellent!"
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Amazing school! They have been absolutely wonderful to our little boy. We have noticed so many positive changes and skills developed since attending here. It is always such a good feeling when you walk in and they know which kid you belong to. The staff is so kind. Thank you so much for making our daycare experience excellent!

- Emalee Tarach

"I love that they focus on getting the kids outside as much as possible!!!"
"I love that they focus on getting the kids outside as much as possible!!!"
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Rocky Mountain Preschool is the best! My son has been attending for 2 years and he loves going to school! The teachers and other staff are so friendly, and I feel like he is safe under their care while I am at work. Their curriculum is excellent and I love that they focus on getting the kids outside as much as possible. Couldn't recommend them enough!

- Haley Hollis

"My favorite part as a parent is the communications I get throughout the day about the kids!"
"My favorite part as a parent is the communications I get throughout the day about the kids!"
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I started taking my two kiddos here a year ago. They both love going to school. It's been amazing to see all the things they've learned. My favorite part as a parent is the communications I get throughout the day about the kids. I feel like this lets me be involved in their learning experience even when I'm at work. 💙🦋

- Rachel Beaubouef

"He loves going to school so much. Thank you so much from your honeybee Julian and our family!"
"He loves going to school so much. Thank you so much from your honeybee Julian and our family!"
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My son has been here for a little over 3 years. His growth and development has been absolutely amazing. The care he receives is out of this world. He loves going to school so much. Thank you so much from your honeybee Julian and our family 🙂

- Daniela Ayala

"I absolutely love RMP!! All of the teachers are so friendly!!!"
"I absolutely love RMP!! All of the teachers are so friendly!!!"
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I absolutely love RMP! My daughter has grown leaps within just the first few weeks of being there and loves going there! All of the teachers are so friendly, and have been monumental in helping my girl with potty training. Only one regret- we didn’t come sooner!

- Courtney Schneider

"We trust the staff and the teachers with our child!!!"
"We trust the staff and the teachers with our child!!!"
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My son has been going to Rocky Mountain Preschool full time since he was 18 months old. We trust the staff and the teachers with our child, best of all, he absolutely loves going to RMP. The teachers are caring and attentive. The owners are responsive and courteous.

- Dia Wiebe

"we are very grateful that he will be well-equipped for kindergarten on day 1!!!"
"we are very grateful that he will be well-equipped for kindergarten on day 1!!!"
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Our son truly enjoyed his time here at Rocky Mountain Preschool! He learned so much from Miss Audrey and all the other staff as well. His time is coming to an end in a few months, and it's truly bittersweet. As parents, we are very grateful that he will be well-equipped for kindergarten on day 1!

- Jeff Wiebe

"The staff and teachers are professional, kind and highly communicative!!!"
"The staff and teachers are professional, kind and highly communicative!!!"
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My son has been at Rocky Mountain preschool for over 2 years and he absolutely loves his class and teachers. The staff and teachers are professional, kind and highly communicative. We have never had an issue and absolutely recommend this school.❤️

- Corey Lanctot

"I love the teachers at our school! They have an awesome app that shows what’s going on each day!"
"I love the teachers at our school! They have an awesome app that shows what’s going on each day!"
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I love the teachers at our school! My children love going to school and they are learning quickly! They have an awesome app that shows what’s going on each day! I get pictures and updates that are comforting to me! I trust this school with my children!

- Whitney Lloyd

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How Old Is Your Child?

Infants

6 weeks - 15 months

Toddlers

12 Months - 30 Months

2 ½ Year-Olds

2 - 3 years

Preschool

3 - 4 years

Pre-K

4 - 5 years