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Limited Reopening

The Children's Center will reopen on Thursday, October 1, 2020, and hours of care will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In order to comply with Colorado state health care provisions and ratios in place at this time, we will need to limit the number of classrooms/children. Read the update from Director Danielle Martinez.

The Children's Center serves children 8 weeks-6 years for infants-preschool and children 5 years-12 years in our school-age program. The Children's Center school-age programs follow The Colorado Springs School District 11 calendar.

The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center operates with an open door policy. Prospective applicants can call CCCC administration and arrange for visits/tours. 719-389-6764 or 719-389-7768

Hours of operation are Monday- Friday 7:45 am-5:30 pm.


Children's Center Mission Statement

In partnership with the families, faculty, staff, and students of Colorado College, the Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center provides early care and education center that supports excellence in learning that is an integral part of the campus community. As innovation professionals, we provide a diverse educational opportunity for our community of learners. By doing this successfully we make a difference in the lives of children and families in the community where we live and work.


Program Philosophy

The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center practices a philosophy of serving each child's unique individual social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in a developmentally appropriate program. As we focus on each child we do our utmost to incorporate a respect for the mind, value all persons, practice honesty and integrity, remember traditions, nurture a sense of place, introduce social responsibility, and strive for excellence. We join with the greater Colorado College community by promoting these core values.






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Colorado College
Cheryl Schlessman Bennett
Children's Center

909 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Tel 719-389-6764
Fax 719-389-6714