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Tots to Teens Care

We operate with high standards of care and employ experienced staff who help foster youth development in safe and caring environments that include preschools, after school activities, full and half-day summer camps, and more. Our preschools use Mother Goose Time, a nationally recognized preschool curriculum and are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Our after school program is built around education—and fun!

  • After School Child Care

    City of Denton Parks and Rec offers affordable after school care with extended hours. Each day of school, students are picked up from school and transported to one of our recreation centers for an array of activities and tutorial time. All drivers are City employees and have completed a training course in defensive driving. We offer a variety of activities including intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, rock climbing, "Brainy Bowl," bounce houses, skating, and more. Students also have homework or tutorial time and snack time.

    • Hours: every school day, 2:45 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Monthly fee, $160
    • Non-refundable registration fee, $40
    • Registration is on-going at Denton Civic Center. Parents or Guardians must complete a waiver and bring proof of identification.

    Transportation is provided to the following recreation centers from the schools listed below. Students must be picked up by 6:30 p.m. from the corresponding center.

    • Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens
    • North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson
  • Holiday and In-Service Child Care
    We provide fun, supervised activities and field trips on school holidays and in-service days for kids in grades K-6. Kids must bring snacks and a lunch. Register at least two days prior to each holiday or in-service day. Call (940) 349-PARK to determine space availability and field trips. Drop off and pick up is 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Denton Civic Center. Cost is $30 per child per day.
  • Licensed Preschools

    Our full-time and part-time preschools are professionally designed to nurture the whole child and provide support needed social, emotional and intellectual growth. Students will learn, laugh, and grow in a safe and fun environment. Teachers use the Mother Goose Time curriculum to promote numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and field trips.

    The preschools are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and a Child Care Management Services (CCMS) vendor. Students must be potty trained, and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks each day.

    Full Time Preschools
    Our full-time preschools are for ages 3 to 5. We teach numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and field trips. Students must bring their own nutritious lunch daily and must be potty trained.

    Tuition and Enrollment Fees
    • Monthly Fee $400
    • Deposit $85
    • Annual supply fee $25

    Part-Time Preschools

    North Lakes Preschool, 2001 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8287

    At North Lakes Part-Time Preschool, students will learn skills that prepare them for a school environment, such as directions, counting, recognizing numbers, the alphabet, sharing, and arts and crafts.

    • Ages 3 to 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $125
  • Summer Camps
    Denton offers a variety of full-day summer camp programs for kids and teens and half-day camps for kids ages 3-5

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321 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201
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(940) 349-7275


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