Colorado's 1st Nature Explore Classroom, Old Town Ft Collins
At Theresa Jekel Family Child Care, Colorado’s first Nature Explore Classroom, children engage in self-directed, open-ended exploration, within a natural environment. It’s where children grow socially and emotionally, and create a foundation for secure life-long relationships and meaningful play-based learning. It’s a place where children call home.
Theresa Jekel, owner of Theresa Jekel Family Child Care, holds an Experienced Child Care License and has provided child care in the state of Colorado since 1988. Theresa holds over 500 hours of training certificates of early childhood core knowledge areas and continues to attend numerous workshops annually in social-emotional, nutritional, developmental practices, and nature-based play opportunities, among others.
Theresa provides long-term child care for families seeking consistent, long-term relationships. Children enrolled in her program form ‘sibling-like’ bonds, which often lead to lifelong friendships. Children entrusted to Theresa’s care usually enroll as infants/toddlers and stay to or through their Kindergarten school year. It is not uncommon for a family with siblings, to be enrolled in her program for seven to ten years.