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You have the option of choosing one of these centers for your child as well.


Por Dia is one of the oldest and largest preschools/daycares in the Cortez area.  We have contracted Colorado Preschool Program slots through the RE-1 school district and also accept child care assistance payments and Navajo Nation payments for child care.  We have a toddler program that serves children age 1-3, a preschool program for 3/4 year olds and an after school program with transportation from the area elementary schools.  We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks and participate in the CACFP food program.

Por Dia strives to provide a healthy and safe atmosphere in which each child can experience positive play experiences, develop good social relationships, develop a good foundation for future academics,  and receive intellectual stimulation.  We currently utilize Teaching stragedies Gold for assessments, observations, lesson planning, etc.

Mission Statement

To provide developmentally appropriate activities for children six weeks to 12 years, to encourage independence through these activities and to encourage family involvement through literacy nights, parent teacher conferences, and Treasure Chest Literacy program. For more information, please call 970-564-9644.

The Tree House offers:

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Ages & Stages Assessments
  • Child Care Assistance Program site (CCCAP)
  • Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)
  • Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) - Preschool Fitness & Nutrition Program
  • Full day, full week, and year-round care for children
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Healthy Meals and Snacks
  • Incredible Years Classroom Program
  • Treasure Chest Literacy Program
  • Teaching Strategies Gold

Welcome to Children’s House!

School Vision: The Children’s Kiva Montessori School provides a vibrant and engaging learning environment based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori that supports all students’ academic excellence and ability to become empowered, creative, lifelong learners responsible for themselves, their community and their environment.

Children’s House Program Mission: The Early Childhood Program at Children’s Kiva Montessori School uses authentic Montessori methods in a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment to inspire students’ sense of wonder, innate desire to work and learn, and positive engagement with their community.

Children’s House Program Academic Guiding Principles: The Early Childhood Program at Children’s Kiva mentors, encourages, and guides children to become self-directed, independent, compassionate learners through curriculum and practices

Beech Street

510 North Beech Street 
Cortez, CO  81321
(970) 565-7491

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