New Explorers Learning Center



TEENS, Inc. opened this Nederland-area preschool opened three years ago in the summer of 2019. Today, they continue to provide dedicated care for children age 2.5 and older. New Explorers Learning Center is located just north of the TEENS, Inc.

For parents/guardians who are seeking to enroll their children, take a tour of the preschool or have other preschool-related questions, please call/email the co-directors, Karen Campbell and Lisa McCoy at, or 303-258-0390. 

Once you have completed the tour and had your questions answered, they will begin the process by sending you an online enrollment application.  

Resources for NELC Parents

New Explorers Learning Center (NELC) is using the Early Learning Ventures system to check children in/out each day.  Once you begin the New Explorers application process, you will be required to set up an account by visiting:

The Parent Portal is a very useful tool for parents to pay their tuition invoices, change emergency contact information, and more.  NELC staff send emails to families through this website, so please make sure you check your email regularly.   

For parents/guardians who want to begin the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) application in Boulder County, please visit:  

CCAP in Boulder & Gilpin County

You will find the necessary eligibility criteria, required forms, and more to begin the process.  If you are a Gilpin County resident, please email the CCAP Coordinator David Josselyn,

Get a Tax Credit When You Support NELC:

 The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit promotes child care in the state of Colorado for children ages 12 and under. Donors who make contributions to eligible child care organizations may claim a state and federal tax deduction and a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying contribution. Donations made to TEENS, Inc. and designated to support New Explorers Learning Center are eligible for this credit, which allows donors to leverage larger gifts to TEENS, Inc.