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Center Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE OPERATING HOURS OF THE CENTER?

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily for lunch. The only exception is if a Judge holds court through lunch. Court staff must contact the Center so arrangements can be made. Your child will be cared for during this time and we would ask that when you are released for a break that you come and visit your child.

WHO OPERATES THE CENTER?

The Center is operated by Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers, a non-profit child care agency serving children in the Denver metro area for over 30 years. The staff are highly qualified Early Childhood professionals with credentials in Early Childhood Education.

DO YOU ALLOW SICK CHILDREN?

The Center cannot accept any child who is ill or appears to be ill. This includes, but is not limited to, head lice, excessive drainage from the eyes, ears or nose, excessive coughing, fever over 99 degrees, or vomiting or diarrhea (more than 3 in an hour). If a child has been on an antibiotic or has taken any over the counter medication within the last 24 hours, they may not be admitted to the Center. The Center enforces this policy for the health and safety of all the children in our care.

WHAT IF MY CHILD BECOMES ILL WHILE AT THE CENTER?

The Center will notify the courtroom immediately if your child becomes ill while attending the Center. You would be asked to return promptly for your child.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

If your child is under 2 ½ we would ask you pack what you normally would in a diaper bag. This includes diapers, wipes, a change of clothes and any special foods or formula your child may need. For older children we would ask that you only bring a snack if your child has specific food allergies or dietary needs. Foods containing peanuts or peanut products are not allowed in the Center due to the large number of children having peanut allergies.

DO YOU PROVIDE ANY MEALS?

The Center provides a morning and an afternoon snack to the children. For older children, the snack consists of crackers and juice. Children under 2 ½ are fed when hungry and their snack consists of dry cereal, crackers and juice. If your child has any special dietary needs, we would ask that you bring foods they can eat. We have refrigerators in the Center and can keep foods cold.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO GO THROUGH LUNCH?

If you think that your court may run past 12:00, or you are serving on jury duty and do not know, we would request that you bring a sack lunch, marked with your child’s name so that we can serve them at 12:00. Due to the high number of allergies, it is best for us if you bring what is acceptable for them to eat. We will keep all food refrigerated until it is time to eat.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Center is a free service to those clients who have business with the court.

IS THE CENTER LICENSED?

The Center meets all health and licensing regulations. The Center has also been evaluated using the Early Childhood Rating Scale and scored over a 6 on a 7 point scale.

WHERE IS THE CENTER LOCATED?

The Center is located west of the City and County Building at 520 W Colfax Ave.. It is located in the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, on the first floor. The Center is a completely secure facility.

WHEN CAN I CHECK IN?

You may check in 15 minutes prior to your court business. You may be asked for documentation for your court business. A Jury Summons or court papers will suffice.

WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN I CHECK IN?

A staff member will review and/or complete a quick admission form    with you. This is done to gather some basic information needed to provide the best care for your child and gives the staff information as to your location for any emergency that may arise at the Center.  You can save time checking in if you complete the admission paperwork ahead of time.

WHO MAY PICK UP MY CHILD?

No one other than the person signing in the child or persons listed as emergency contacts may sign the children out. In extreme circumstances and with verbal confirmation from the signing party, the child may be released to someone else. That person will need a photo ID in order to sign the child out. Jurors can make arrangements for an alternate person to pick up their child upon notification of the Center.

WHO CAN USE THE CENTER?

Any person who has business with the courts may use the Center. This includes petitioners, plaintiffs, respondents, defendants, witnesses, jurors, and anyone who is accompanying someone with court business.

DO YOU ACCEPT RESERVATIONS?

The Center does not accept reservations. The Center is a drop-in facility and operates on a first come, first serve basis. We allow clients to check in 15 minutes prior to the start of their business. If space is not available, we will contact the court for you and you may wait until space opens, or we can call when one becomes available. If you have been selected to serve on a jury, we do try to hold your spot if we know you will need to return for several days.

HOW DO I CONTACT THE CENTER?

The Center is located at 520 W Colfax Ave.. You can call directly to 720-865-9930. Any staff member will be able to assist you with any further questions you may have.

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