A note to perspective families: Riverhouse maintains a wait list in each of its 5 classrooms. If you would like to get on our wait list please visit the OUR PROGRAM page and download the Registration Form. Completion and submission of the Registration Form to RiverhouseWaitlist@gmail.com will place your family on the wait list immediately. The 2013/2014 Parent Handbook is also available for download on the OUR PROGRAM page and includes 2013/2014 tuition rates. Tours are available by appointment only.
The Riverhouse Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit child development center providing child care and early education services for children from six weeks through five years old. Riverhouse has been in operation from its Animas View Drive location since May of 2002 and has served over 600 families since its inception.
The mission of the Riverhouse Children’s Center is to provide high quality care and early education services to young children. Riverhouse believes all families deserve access to exemplary child care regardless of socioeconomic status, disability, family composition, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious beliefs or political affiliation.
Riverhouse provides a healthy, homemade morning meal and lunch to all children over one year of age. The food program is proud to serve James Ranch meat and cheese, hormone and antibiotic free milk, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains.
Riverhouse teachers are nurturing, compassionate, and have ongoing education in the area of Early Childhood Development. As per Colorado State Rules and Regulations regarding Child Care Centers, staff have completed background checks, child abuse reporting, First Aid, CPR and Universal Precautions training.
As a 501(c)(3) public charity, Riverhouse depends on community support, individual donations, private tuition and grant funds to maintain its operations. Several of our most generous community heroes in 2010 include: BP America, The Glacier Club, Casey and Davlin, L.P.E.A. Round-Up Foundation, Wells Group of Durango, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest, and Pediatric Associates of Durango. For a complete list of monetary sponsors, please see our 'Friends' link.