Tenderfoot Child & Family Development Center

About Tenderfoot Child & Family Development Center

Tenderfoot Child & Family Development Center is a licensed child care center on the campus of Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Tenderfoot provides year-round, full- or half-day care to children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Our mission is to help families reach their full potential. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to educate and nurture children in the Gunnison Basin, which, we believe contributes to a healthy community.

Tenderfoot’s infant, toddler, preschool, and after school programs are high quality. Our center is currently a Colorado Shines 4-star rated site. Tenderfoot’s teachers are experienced and welcoming. Our classrooms ensure school readiness through a developmentally appropriate curriculum with strong supports in place to help children develop their social-emotional skills.

Tenderfoot’s center is full of happy children and adults, enjoying learning and growing together. The children and teachers can also be found outside making the most of Gunnison’s sunny days and exploring our great community. We encourage you to visit our center and learn more about how we are setting the foundations for life-long success each day.


Preschool Teacher Assistant

May 2019 Gunnison, CO
“I love the kids and how flexible they are with the schedule, especially with the student athletes. The job demands aren’t hard just being patient with the little 2.5-3 years ”

Teaching Assistant (Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School)

August 2017 Gunnison, CO
“All of it!”
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