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Early Connections

Linking Children, Families, Schools and Communities Since 1897.

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Welcome to Early Connections Learning Centers

Welcome to Early Connections Learning Centers!  As the oldest nonprofit child care organization in Colorado, we have been delivering comprehensive, high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means in the Pikes Peak Region since 1897.  We are proud to be a leader in the field and setting the standard for high quality early learning.

Experience and longevity ensure strong leadership and a depth of knowledge unequaled elsewhere.  Our management team has a combined total of over 100 years with Early Connections.  Diane Price, President and CEO, has been with the organization since 1989.

Our 119-year record of excellence in early care and education speaks for itself.  Parents know they can count on Early Connections Learning Centers now and in the future.


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High Quality Early Learning in our Centers, School Sites and Family Child Care Homes

Children’s needs vary and so do family circumstances. That’s why Early Connections Learning Centers offers much more than a “one size fits all” setting for your child. Choose from a variety of locations in licensed centers and family child care homes and watch your child thrive.

Antlers Place

Ages 18 months to 6 years
108 Antlers Place, 80903
(719) 632-1754 x1200

Atlas Elementary

Ages 3 to 14 years
1515 Pulsar Dr, 80916
(719) 559-7737 x28

The Historic Day Nursery

Ages 2 1/2 to 13 years
104 E. Rio Grande, 80903
(719) 632-1754 x1100

South Chelton

Ages 6 weeks to 6 years
1465 S. Chelton, 80910
(719) 632-1754 x1300

Sand Creek

Kindergarten to 5th Grade
550 Sand Creek Drive, 80916
(719) 632-1754 x1500

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A contribution to Early Connections Learning Centers benefits the entire community by investing in its youngest members.

Early connections. Lifelong results.

Providing high quality, comprehensive early
care and education for ALL children

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Pikes Peak United Way
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