Mountain Munchkins

Enrollment is now open for Mountain Munchkins preschool (age group 2 years, 8 months to 5 years) program. Please contact Dawn Katz for information and a tour of the facilities. For more information contact Dawn by email or (970) 369-6428

Established in 1996, Mountain Munchkins is a licensed infant, toddler and preschool center located at Village Court Apartments in Mountain Village. As a year-round program, we primarily provide child care service to families who work in the Mountain Village and Telluride region.

We are owned, operated and subsidized by the Town of Mountain Village, and supported by grant-funding organizations like the Telluride Foundation, Just For Kids Foundation, CCAASEBright Futures and Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation.

As a Munchkins parent, we ask that you keep our contact details in your phone, bookmark this page, and refer to it anytime you need access to the latest in Mountain Munchkins applications, documents and forms.

Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

Our annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser takes place in late June. For 2017, the date is set for Saturday, June 24 at Carhenge Parking Lot in the Town of Telluride. This coordinated effort among Munchkin parents has proven to be hugely successful year after year. As a tried-and-true event, let us know if you are interested in volunteering your time to make this happen.

Munchkins Details

  1. Operates from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and observes most national holidays.
  2. Ages accepted are from two months to three years for the infant and toddler program; three years until kindergarten for the preschool program.
  3. Ratio is 1 caregiver:3 infants; 1 caregiver:5 toddlers; and 1 teacher:8 students.
  4. Half-day child care is not offered.
  5. $100 enrollment fee, and $60 re-enrollment fee every year thereafter.
  6. Tuition rate structure varies.
  7. Financial assistance offered based on income level and other factors.

Educational Philosophy

It is our mission at Mountain Munchkins to provide affordable, high quality child care and preschool to families who live and work in the Telluride and Mountain Village region. Our program offers the highest quality experience by providing consistent, developmentally sound, and emotionally supportive environments for our children to learn and grow. Munchkins also provides an inviting, friendly, informative environment for parents and families.

Research shows that one in five kids is not ready for kindergarten. Research of high quality early childhood education programs confirms lasting positive effects such as greater school success and higher graduation rates. At Mountain Munchkins, we recognize that children are unique and learn at different rates and in different ways, so we provide a diverse, child-centered curriculum with plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning and exploration.

Family Date Night! Polar Express

Mountain Munchkins would like to thank everyone who came out to this years Family Date Night! We are extremely grateful for all the love and donations. Look forward to seeing you all next December!