Keystone Children’s Center Reservations & walk – ins available



We book up fast! Reservations strongly recommended.

  • Open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • We are open Thursday - Sunday
  • We are closed Monday - Wednesday
  • Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
  • Please call 970-496-4182 if inventory is showing as unavailable.
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Below details our cancellation policy.

  • Your credit card will charged the full amount on the day prior to your reservation(s)
  • All cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the program start date in order to obtain a full refund
  • Any changes or cancellation in a reservation within 48 hours of the program start date will be charged a $75 fee per reservation
  • All No Call/No Shows or same day cancellations for any reason will be charged the full amount regardless of weather or illness
  • No refunds due to weather or illness

To view the Child Care Illness Policy please click below. 

Childcare Illness Policy

Daycare (6 WKS- 6 YRS)

Our early childhood education staff provides supervision and entertainment perfect for kids ranging from infants to six years of age. Children are offered an exciting day of activities such as art, cooking, science, circle time, puppet play, story-telling, rest time and indoor/outdoor play. This program does not include ski lessons.

You may make a reservation online or by calling 970.496.4182

Location: SliverMil Building in River Run

Infant/Toddler (6 weeks - 30 months)

  • Full Day 8:30AM - 4:00PM (includes two snacks & lunch)
  • Half Day AM 8:30AM - 12:00PM (includes AM snack & lunch)
  • Half Day PM 12:30PM - 4:00PM (includes PM snack)

Preschool (2.5 – 6 years) must be potty-trained - This is a no diaper classroom as they spend a large time outside.

  • Full Day 8:30AM - 4:00PM (includes two snacks & lunch)
  • Half Day AM 8:30AM - 12:00PM (includes AM snack & lunch)
  • Half Day PM 12:30PM - 4:00PM (includes PM snack)

What to Bring

Please see the lists below of what items to bring for your child.

Infant/Toddler Classroom

  • Full supply of diapers & wipes
  • Formula/breastmilk & bottles pre- made
  • Any food or snacks* - full meals are provided for children 12 months and older
  • Change of clothes
  • Snow clothes for outside play (snowsuit or jacket & pants, boots, hat & gloves)

Preschool Classroom

  • Change of clothes
  • Pull ups if needed, no diapers
  • Snow clothes for outside play (snowsuit or jacket & pants, boots, hat & gloves)

*We are a nut free facility, please adhere to this policy when packing a snack for your child

Frequently Asked Questions

What time do I need to check in with my child?
Check in time for the childcare program is between 8:30am and 10:00am. The center will not admit children after 10:00am and your spot is only held until 10:00am.

What if I am running late?
Reservations cannot be guaranteed past 10:00am. If you find that you will not be able to arrive by 10:00am, please call. We will do what we can to accommodate you in as long as it does not interrupt our programs.

Does my child need to be potty trained to be in the Playschool Program (31 months-6 years)?
We do not allow diapers, only pull-ups.  

Will my child go outside?
All children in the center in both the toddler and playschool programs will go outside every day, weather permitting. If the temperature is below 20 degrees with wind-chill, the children will stay inside and do gross motor activities indoors.

Will my child take a nap?
All children in the center, in all rooms will be given the opportunity to rest and or nap. State licensing requires that all children rest for at least 45 minutes while in group care. Cots, cribs, pack and plays and mats are provided dependent on the child's age. We provide blankets and sheets as well. Rest time for the toddler and playschool classrooms is from 12:45-2:45. This time allows children who need to sleep to do so and those who will just rest to have rest time and then engage in quiet table activities. We set up the room for nap by closing the curtains and playing quiet instrumental music or white noise. Teachers help children relax by patting or rubbing their backs.

My child has an allergy, what precautions will you take to ensure they are cared for correctly?
If your child is allergic to a particular kind of medication, you should list that on his emergency release form at check in.If your child has a food allergy, you should make the front desk aware of the allergy, what precautions to take, what their symptoms are and what steps need to be taken in the event of an allergic reaction. You will also need to note this information on the forms you fill out during drop off.If your child has a food allergy, we recommend you provide your own lunch and snacks. We are a nut free facility. If your child requires an epi-pen, this must be provided. We have staff on hand trained to administer certain medications.

Do I need to bring my child’s immunization records?
No. We are governed by state laws but operate under a special license. This is not required.

What happens if my child is unhappy or cries all day?
If your child remains upset after the initial adjustment period, which is usually about 45 minutes, we will contact you. Our staff will ask for some more information as to how to get them settled. They will continue to work with the child, engage them in activities, cuddle them, read to them, reassure them that their parents will return, etc. Some children need more time than others to adjust and we want to give them that time. If by the time the children come back in from outside, your child has not been able to settle down then we will ask you to come pick them. It is not an option to leave a child who is inconsolable at the children’s center. Children will also be sent home if they vomit due to excessive crying or if they become physically agitated.

Can I ski at Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper or another ski resort close by while my child is at the Keystone Children’s Center?
No. The state requires that you to be on Keystone property while your child is in our care. If you wish to visit another ski area for the day, we suggest you make reservations at their onsite facilities. If it is determined that you are not on Keystone Property, you will be asked to immediately pick up your child and forfeit the remainder of your reservations.

Can I come in and visit my child throughout the day?
It has been our experience that the less transitions and separations we can have the child encounter throughout the day, the better their day is. We do not allow parents to come back to the center to visit their child and then drop them off again (unless you are breastfeeding). If you would like to come visit your child, we would suggest that at that time you pick them up for the day.

My child loves their tablet and/or phone. Can I bring it in for them to use throughout the day?
Yes, your child may bring in their tablet.

How do I cancel my reservation?
A 48 hour cancellation notice is required prior to the first day of the reservation. Without 48 hours’ notice (that is by 10:00 am two days preceding your reservation), your credit card will be automatically charged for one full day per child. A no call or no show on a reservation will be charged one a cancellation fee and the rest of reservation will be canceled. No refunds will be given due to weather. You must call 970-496-4181 to cancel. Emailed cancellations will not be accepted.

What is my child is sick prior to check in, what are my options?
You must call the center to inform us that you are not planning to attend due to your child being ill. There is a fee for cancelling within 48 hours. If we are able to fill your spot for that day, we will refund you in full.For children who become ill during their stay with us, parents will be notified and the Health Department guidelines will be followed. If your child is not well enough to return on the following days, you will not be charged.

What should I bring for my child?
Jacket, hat, gloves, change of clothes. Shoes must be closed toe. 6 disposable diapers and wipes.