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Nana's Playland

128th and Dahlia
Thornton, CO 80241

(303) 254-7660

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Nana's Playland is a home-based daycare program and your child's home away from home, where we all become one happy family. The program has been in operation for 16 years, licensed by the state of Colorado, insured and run by Nana, mother of two children, also a grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

My objective is to provide you and your child with a safe, fun and clean environment where your child can learn and grow in a positive and loving atmosphere, a place in which each child will feel loved and valued for his/her individual uniqueness.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Learning is made exciting for the children to keep them focused. Children are continually challanged with new and exciting learning materials. Since each individual child has various interests and needs; I focus to provide children with age appropriate activities which assist in developing a confident self image and strong self expression.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Nana's Playland is dedicated in providing a safe, healthy, and loving environment for infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children.

A Typical Day

6:00 to 7:00 a.m. Morning arrivals, quiet playtime and cartoons
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Playtime, arts & crafts
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Morning snack
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Indoor and/or outdoor activities
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Playtime & story time
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nap time
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Indoor and/or outdoor activities, end of day preparation

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication is via one-on-one, letters, notices, e-mails, and telephone.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school