Teaching Tree

Early Childhood Learning Center

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Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center is a non-profit organization that is run by a Board  of  Directors. We have been providing quality educational opportunities for children since 1970. The center in Fort Collins started in the First United Methodist Church. The goal was to provide a childcare facility for the children of low-income families in the Fort Collins area. In 1985 United Day Care Center moved to the present United Way building. In 1988 the Loveland Center opened.

Teaching Tree is unique because we offer a sliding fee based on income, to qualifying parents who work or attend school. Funds raised through Teaching Tree's Adopt-a-Family program helps provide tuition for children. This assistance enables these children to receive quality childcare in a climate for growth, comfort, and security that they might not have otherwise had. Teaching Tree continues to carry out United Day Care Center's original intent to provide an affordable, quality childcare center and preschool program to low-and-moderate income families. Enrollment also includes full paying clients, human service clients, employment and training clients, homeless children and children under protective services.

About Us

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Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center

‚ÄčNurturing Children -Supporting Families- Strengthening Community


Founded: April 1, 1970
501 c (3) non profit

Areas of expertise: 
Providing affordable quality
early childhood care for all families

What We Do

Did you know it costs less to send your child to college then it does to put your child in childcare?
Average colleges tuition for 1 year $8,166, average cost for 1 child in childcare for 1 year $13, 897.52.

 We provide affordable quality care so families can work towards self-sufficiency.

We offer a sliding fee scale so families can afford our services, leave their child in a safe and nurturing environment while they work and or attend school to make a better life for themselves.