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Preschool for the active learner. 

We're not your average preschool. We believe a healthy body is

just as important as a healthy mind. 

Active Preschool Services

Help your child remain active while they learn.
SUMMER 2023 Enrollment 

Preschool Hours

Little Riders Learning Academy Hours
Beginning September 1st:

half day

8am - 11am  |  12pm -3pm


full day

8am - 3pm

For extended hours, please contact Danielle Reed:
Contact Director Danielle Reed with any questions:

Summer Camp 

Little Riders Summer Camp Registration Opens January 1st

Full day

8am - 3pm

Extended Time 


For extended hours, please contact Danielle Reed:

Keeping Your Little Riders Safe

New Protocols: 



Due to COVID 19 we have a few new protocols and routines in place:

  • Drop-off and pick-up procedure, we no longer are allowed to have parents enter the room without a temperature screening first. Please park in the roundabout and a staff will meet you outside of the preschool. We then will ask you a series of COVID-19 questions and take your child’s temperature. Finally we will escort your child to the classroom. Thank you in advance for your patience with us as this is a new process for all.

  • Pick up will also be done curbside.  At 12:00 pm we will walk the students to the roundabout, then walk them to each individual car and release them to you, to buckle them up.  Thank you in advance for your patience with us as this is a new process for all.

  • One of our best defenses is washing our hands and we will be doing it a lot;  when they come in, before and after eating, before and after all transitions, before and after playing in centers. This takes a lot of time out of the day and makes for chapped little hands, if you would like to send lotion for your child we would be happy to help them put it on after washing or when needed. 

  • Please do not bring toys from home, we want to avoid any cross-contamination that may happen in the process.

  • Masks are not mandatory, but if you would like your child to wear one we will do our best to keep it on them. 

Monitoring For Illness Through (insert date 14 days from exposure date), 2020

  • Regularly check for these symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever (100.4 and above) OR

  • Cough OR

  • Shortness of breath OR

  • Other additional symptoms that could be early signs of infection include body aches, extreme tiredness, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and stomach cramping.


    • If you get any of the symptoms listed above, stay home and stay away from other people until:

    • The person had had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is 3 full days without medication)

    • Other symptoms have improved (cough or shortness of breath etc.)

    • At least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared.



Need more info? Feel free to reach out directly:


About Us

Our Philosophy

At The LittleRiders Preschool Academy, we believe preschool is the foundation in the journey of a lifelong love of learning.  We believe that children learn best when they are in a safe loving environment and are allowed to learn through guided play, embedded with rich experiences and language. We create enjoyable opportunities to help them build confidence in their uniqueness while learning to socialize, make friends and explore the world around them. We value total body wellness, and incorporate healthy lifestyles, nutrition and exercise practices into our daily schedule. Because of our unique sports centered facility we are allowed the opportunity to experience a myriad of different sports daily.  It is our goal to foster happy, healthy, unique and kind young members of our community.

What We Do


Each day of the week we focus on different aspects of sports - whether that be fundamentals, nutrition, safety, or performance, we got you covered. We believe in the connection between the mind and the body. Thanks to our amazing facility, we are able to join learning alongside a healthy lifestyle. 


Areas of focus:

Court Sports

Field Sports

Ice Sports


Health & Nutrition


We use a hands-on play-based curriculum. This research-based model fosters; self-regulation, focused attention, creativity, independence, all while playing and interacting with peers.

The small classroom setting allows rich teacher student interaction and builds a strong sense of community among the students.

Qualified Staff

With decades of experience in education and a passion for cultivating bright minds and strong bodies, our staff is dedicated to each individual child. 

Our Leadership 

Nicole Downing

Hi, I'm Ms. Nicole, and I am the Director at Roughrider Academy as well as an active teacher. I have been teaching Preschool for 15 years in Colorado. Before finding my passion in preschool, I was a substitute teacher and reading specialist in Jefferson County. I am a proud mother of a college athlete and a beautiful high school daughter. 

I am so excited to start this new adventure! Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a child learn and grow. I look forward to meeting all of our new families!

Danielle Reed

Hello! I'm Ms. Danielle, and I will be one of the teachers! I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance and Sport, as well as a teaching license. I have been in the childcare industry for 18+ years. Additionally, I am a substitute teacher for Shrine of St. Anne's school for 0ver 10 years. I have three wonderful children, all of which I have raised upon similar values we teach here at the Academy. 

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this program in developing the health and wellness of your children, alongside their mental health. 

Little Riders in Action


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Email & Phone:


1 Superior Drive Unit B,

Superior, Colorado, 80027

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