Recreation Center Childcare Facilities
700 East Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Childcare is available to parents and immediate family members of children.
We take great pride in offering childcare services while you enjoy the variety of facilities and programs available at the Chilson Center. Please take a moment to review these guidelines to help ensure a positive and safe environment for everyone. We look forward to meeting your childcare needs.
The Childcare area is CLOSED for holidays, such as Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc. If you are unsure, please call ahead to verify the childcare area is open before coming to use the facility.
- Monday-Friday MORNINGS: 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Monday-Thursday EVENINGS: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Friday EVENINGS (November-April): 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday MORNINGS: (November-April) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
There is a two hour time limit. Please see more about time limitations below.
$2.00 per child/per visit
$18 for a 10-visit punch card
Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 8 years
Reservations are required for infants from 3 months up to 7 months. Please call (970) 962-2466 during childcare open hours.
Only a parent or person in charge (immediate family member) may utilize our childcare for their children for a total of 2 hours per day. Parents must be actively using the facility and must remain inside the Chilson Center at all times in case of an emergency.
Parents are required to sign children in and out at each visit. Children will only be released to the immediate family member listed on the sign-in sheet.
Please be advised to label all personal belongings.
Shoes are required for children 7 months through 8 years while using the childcare room. Infants 3 - 6 months require socks or booties.
Please note that items brought from home such as movies, stuffed animals, dolls, and any personal toys will not be allowed in childcare.
Milk, formula, and clear or yellow juice (apple or pear) is allowed only for infants and babies using a bottle. Children with a sippy cup may bring water only. Children over the age of 3 years will have access to the drinking fountain while in childcare. Food is not allowed in the childcare room.
The use of disposable diapers is required for sanitary and health reasons. You must provide your own diapers and diaper wipes. Children wearing diapers must have clothing over them.
Please inform the staff (by calling in advance) of any needs your child has so that we may provide your child with the best care possible.
Occasionally, children may require individual or parental attention. The staff will attempt to comfort or discipline children for a maximum of fifteen minutes. After that time, parents will be paged to pick up their child.
Due to safety policies and limited space in the childcare room, we cannot store car seats, strollers, child carriers, or similar equipment during your use of the Chilson Center. Please store these items in your vehicle.
In case of an emergency evacuation such as a fire, parents should NOT go to the childcare room. Please use the nearest exit, and meet your child on the west side of the facility in front of the benches by the Foote Lagoon.