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  • "I feel so fortunate to have this wonderful program to turn to. All the staff have become like family."

    B.A.S.E. parent from 2012-13 survey

  • "We absolutely adore the BASE Program. The staff are all wonderful! We would be lost without this amazing program. Thank you just isn't enough."

    B.A.S.E. parent from 2013-14 survey

  • ''Wonderful, caring staff members who genuinely care and are always looking for ways to keep the kids stimulated.

    B.A.S.E. parent from 2012-13 survey

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BASE

Before and After School Enterprise

Our BASE Programs

Douglas County students ages five to thirteen years are eligible to access our on-site school-age child care programs. BASE provides safe, fun, enriching, and affordable care for your child.  

School Breaks

About Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)

Douglas County students ages five through thirteen years are eligible to access our on-site school-age child care programs.

Children who participate in our programs acquire the knowledge and abilities to make educated choices concerning their social, emotional, and physical health while learning principles of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility.

Benefits of our B.A.S.E. programs:

  • All staff are Douglas County School District employees
  • On-site convenience for families
  • Strong school partnership
  • District oversight and support
  • Licensed through State of Colorado Division of Child Care
  • Several sites recognized as accredited through Council on Accreditation

Many of our sites provide the following services:

  • Before and After School Programs

  • Kindergarten Enrichment

  • School Breaks (and professional development days)

Contact Us

Our BASE Programs

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly via the link above.

For District-wide Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100

Our Before and After School Programs give children a safe and fun place to be in the early morning and late afternoon.  Hours vary by program. 

In the Before School Program children have the opportunity to "wake up" in a relaxed environment and have a smooth transition into the school day.  Children are able to choose from a variety of games and activities planned and implemented by BASE staff. On different occasions children will be able to enjoy crafts, play games, exercise in the gym or playground, and work on homework or projects.   Each of our programs have different opportunities available for your child.

In the After School Program the bell rings and we are off and running! Children are accounted for through our check-in process and enjoy a snack, either provided by the program or parents, depending on the site. Then we begin our afternoon, providing a variety of choices for children, including opportunities to socialize, play games, and participate in arts and crafts activities and projects.  We also provide homework support to children based on individual needs.  

 

Contact us!

Our BASE Programs

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly, via the link above.

BASE Department Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100

Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) is half-day child care that complements your child's half-day kindergarten class.

KE is available at a select number of locations, based on need and space available.  

Our KE programs provide an excellent choice for families.  Our top priorities are safety, enrichment, and fun learning opportunities for our young learners!!

Safety

Your child is always escorted by our staff to and from the Kindergarten classroom, our Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) classroom, and the cafeteria.  B.A.S.E. staff must go through the same background checks as all DCSD employees. Our program meets all state licensing requirements for a school aged childcare program.   KE is either in the main building or housed in a classroom modular, so your child does not leave the premises for any reason.  Our staff is committed to our KE students and the same friendly faces are with them everyday.

Fun

We have fun learning activities and opportunities for children to practice the skills they are learning in kindergarten. We have guided centers where our imaginations rule and laughter is our music.   Young children are active learners who need to touch, feel, experiment, and create and we provide an environment for children to actively engage on these experiences.  It is our priority to build their confidence through learning and play.  Our children make new friends, embark on personal discoveries, and most of all…grow.

Contact us!

Our BASE Programs

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly, via the link above.

BASE Department Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100

The School Break Program is offered on specific days, and seasonal breaks, when children are not attending school. ​

BASE incorporates a balance of social interaction, academic learning, engaging crafts, onsite themed activities, offsite field trips and physical education to make the day exciting and meaningful for your child.

We help children explore the endless amount of fun that Colorado has to offer with fun field trips at exciting destinations.  We also provide exciting, engaging activity choices on-site.  

Upcoming School Break activity calendars are available at your BASE Program, please contact staff or go to the program's website for more information. 

Look for BASE during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks!

Contact us!

Our BASE Programs

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly, via the link above.

BASE Department Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100

B.A.S.E. Programs

General Information can be found here!

Programs are listed by region

Please look for your area BASE Program below!
Links to individual websites are available.
Contact the BASE Director with specific questions

B.A.S.E. Programs Codes
B&A: Before and After School Programs
KE: Kindergarten Enrichment Program
SB: School Breaks  (Seasonal School Breaks, and/or Professional Development Days)
Pre-K: Pre-Kindergarten Program

CASTLE ROCK AND CASTLE PINES BASE PROGRAMS

Buffalo Ridge
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-5822
Site Director: Paul Brandt
Director’s Ph: 720-880-8155
Paul.Brandt[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Castle Rock Elementary
No B.A.S.E. Program
Contact Springboard Schools Director:

Carmen Senter- Area Manager
303-656-7071
CSenter[at]springboardschool[dot]com

 

Clear Sky
Bison Buddies BASE Program 

Program: 303-387-5921
Site Director: Sterling DeCosta
Director’s Ph: 720-880-8154
Sterling.DeCosta[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Flagstone
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-5254
Site Director: Johanna Davey
Director’s Ph: 303 947-2604
johanna.davey[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Meadow View
Lion’s Den BASE Program

Program: 303-387-5432
Site Director: Angela Dunnigan
Director’s Ph: 303-387-5498
angela.dunnigan[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Renaissance Expeditionary Learning /
E.L.O.B.

Camelot BASE Program
Program: 303-387-8038
Site Director: Heidi Baus
Director’s Ph: 303-489-4898
heidi.baus[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Rock Ridge Elementary
B.A.S.E. Program
Program:  303-514-9795
Site Director: Johnathan Hawkins
Director Ph: 303 514-9795
JHawkins1[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Sage Canyon Elementary
B.A.S.E. Program
Program:  303-514-7202
Site Director: Hollie Blachard
Director Ph:303-514-7202
hollie.blanchard[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB 

Soaring Hawk
Hawk’s Nest BASE Program

Program: 303-387-5847
Site Director: Maureen Pandolfi
Director’s Ph: 303-242-9393
maureen.pandolfi[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Timber Trail
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-5756
Site Director: Janie Ino
Director’s Ph: 303-387-5756
janie.ino[at]dcsdk12[dot]org 
Programs: B&A, SB

 

EAST HIGHLANDS RANCH AND LONE TREE BASE PROGRAMS

Acres Green
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7185
Site Director: Austin Olsen
Director’s Ph: 303 668-0562
austin.olson[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Arrowwood
Backyard Grizzlies BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6902
Site Director: Amy Valdez
303-425-9758
amy.valdez[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Copper Mesa
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7394
Site Director: Jessica Anderson
Director’s Ph: 303-503-2962
jessica.anderson[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Cougar Run
Cougar Club and
Little Cougar’s BASE Programs

Program: 303-387-6688
Site Coordinator: Judith Zinda
Coord. Phone: 303-908-9511
judith.zinda[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB, Pre-K

Eagle Ridge
BASE Program

Program : 303-387-7090
Site Director: Branden Steinbach
Director’s Ph: 303-476-8810
branden.steinbach[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Lone Tree
Magnet Lion’s Club BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7464
Site Director: Kate Rogers
Director’s Ph: 303-495-9382
kate.rogers[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Fox Creek
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7014
Site Director: Faye Thompson
Director’s Ph: 303-921-3859
faye.thompson[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Heritage
Daycamp Explorer’s BASE Program

Program:303-387-6760
Site Director: Brenna Barrick
303-387-6758
brenna.musser[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Redstone
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7320
Director: Kelli Page
Director’s Ph: 720-254-5409
kelli.page[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB

Sand Creek
Adventure and Kinder Club BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6640
Site Director: Jessica Carter
Director’s Ph: 303-912-8571
Jessica.Carter[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Summit View
Voyagers BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6822
Site Director: Jan Nobles
Director’s Ph: 303-387-6822
janet.nobles[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Wildcat Mountain
BASE Program

Program: 303-349-1608
Site Director: Tim Musser
Director’s Ph: 303-349-1608
tim.musser[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE offered for Wildcat students at Acres Green BASE, SB

WEST HIGHLANDS RANCH AND ROXBOROUGH BASE PROGRAMS

Bear Canyon
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6502 
Site Director: Justin Brown
Director’s Ph: 303-519-9847
justin.brown[at]dcsdk12[dot]org 
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
Coyote Creek
Daycamp BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6200
Site Director: Sara Covey
Director’s Ph: 303-503-2158
sara.covey[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
Coyote Creek
Little Pups Pre-K Program

Program: 303-387-6218
Site Director: Michele Stewart
Director’s Ph: 303-387-6218
michele.stewart[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, Pre-K, SB
Eldorado
All Star’s BASE Program

Program: 303-519-9437
Elizabeth Lopez
Director’s Ph: 303-519-9437
elizabeth.lopez[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB
Northridge
Southpark Speedster’s BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6574
Site Director: Brett Peters
Director’s Ph: 720-641-7978
brett.peters[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
Roxborough
Roxstars BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7614
Site Director: Erin Kellerman
Director’s Ph: 303-241-7966
erin.kellerman[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
STEM School 
Spartan BASE Program:
Program: 720-688-2928
Site Manager: Katie Burder
katherine.burder[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB
Stone Mountain
Imagination Station BASE Program

Program 303-387-7541
Site Director: Mike Leon
Director’s Ph: 303-945-5770
mike.leon[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
Trailblazer
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-6300
Site Director: Amy Dupays
Director’s Ph: 303-495-4998
amy.dupays[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
Saddle Ranch
BASE Program

Program:303-387-6431
Site Director: Molly Clay
Director’s Ph: 303-204-4945
molly.clay[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB
   

 

PARKER AND FRANKTOWN BASE PROGRAMS

Cherokee Trail
Kids Center BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8142
Director: Denise Hollowell-Rowan
Director’s Ph: 303-387-8142
denise.hollowell[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Frontier Valley
Compass Care BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8492
Site Director: Rachel Lynch
Director’s Ph: 303-358-9923
rachel.lynch[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Gold Rush
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-7722
Site Director: Sherry Dowling
Director’s Ph: 720-880-8156
sherry.dowling[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Iron Horse
Engineer’s Club BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8590
Site Director: Robin Roberts
Director’s Ph: 303-263-3370
robin.roberts[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Legacy Point
Explorer’s BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8787
Site Director: Megan Lee
Director’s Ph: 303-349-7944
megan.lee[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Mammoth Heights
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8948
Site Director: Kim Coquet
Director’s Ph: 303-501-4928
kimberly.coquet[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Mountain View
BASE Program

Program: 303-819-0937
Site Director: Marc Hollins
Director’s Ph: 303-255-5591
mvebase[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB also available to Northeast students

Northeast Elementary
Care available at 
Mountain View BASE Program
Program: 303-819-0937
Site Director: Marc Hollins
Director’s Ph: 303-255-5591
mvebase[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB available to Northeast students at Mountain View

Pine Grove
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8095
Site Director: Gina (Fischer) Volpi
Director’s Ph: 303-519-9845
gmfischer[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Pine Lane
Discovery Club BASE Program

Located at Pine Lane North Campus
Program: 303-387-8300
Site Director: Sally Smith
Director’s Ph: 303-387-8829
sally.smith[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, SB available to Pine Lane North and South Campus students

Pioneer
Wolf Pack BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8414
Site Director: Jackie McGee
Director’s Ph: 303-501-4927
jackie.mcgee[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Prairie Crossing
BASE Program

Program: 303-387-8259
Site Directors: Sara Clay &
Sheri Hernandez
Directors’ Ph: 720 879-2536
sara.clay[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
sheri.hernandez[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Programs: B&A, KE, SB

Contact Us

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly, via the list to the left.

For District-wide Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100

Receiving accreditation verifies that our programs meet the highest level of standards and are committed to delivering the highest level of services to our students and families.

Council on Accreditation (COA) After School Standards represent a merging with National Afterschool Association (NAA) standards, which are based on generally-accepted elements of best-practice, outcome-oriented, effective in advancing quality, and responsive to the unique, diverse needs of after school programs. 

We are pleased to announce that our B.A.S.E. programs at Acres GreenMeadow View TrailblazerCopper MesaTimber Trail, Northridge Elementary, Sand CreekLegacy PointLone Tree, Redstone, Soaring Hawk, and Gold Rush have been recognized, with distinction, as accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Several of our programs were expedited through the Pre-Commission Review Report (PCR) process as a result of being compliant in all of the fundamental practice or core standards. 

We encourage you to read more about COA Accreditation.

Contact us!

Our BASE Programs

We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly, via the link above.

BASE Department Issues:
Paula Zwemke
DCSD B.A.S.E. Director
720-433-1100