It’s amazing how God works some times.  We acquired the legacy Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Care in August 2015 after Ray’s job was eliminated as a business executive in the corporate world in 2014.  Almost one year later, God called us to purchase a Christian-based childcare center.  That is how HighPointe Academy came to be and where our journey truly begins.  With our son and daughter-in-law in the business of childcare for many years and the desire to nurture children in God’s Word, we took a leap of faith and started what is now a family business.  From day one, God laid this on our hearts and we have not once questioned our decision or ever looked back. 


Our desire is to offer a high quality Christian Child Care experience at a reasonable price for families in the greater Denver metro area.  It first starts with our teachers.  We train and hire the best teachers available.  They are passionate about caring and teaching your precious ones about the Lord and the world around them.  These teachers are not here for a job and a paycheck, but to fulfill our mission “To transform the world for Christ one baby step at a time.”


We are truly blessed to have an a amazing facility.  Our location in Castle Rock is almost 9,000 square feet and also has two large outdoor playgrounds.  We have all new cribs, furniture, toys and equipment ready for children.  The rooms are large with windows throughout making it bright and colorful.


The center has a state-of-the-art security system to ensure the safety of the children and staff.  We fingerprint ID check-in, check-out all families and staff members every day.  We have HD digital cameras in all classrooms and we have an integrated intercom system to allow immediate contact with our staff should an emergency arise.


We take nutrition very seriously.  Our on staff Chef offers many made-from-scratch meals for our children carefully paying attention to the special needs of those with allergies.  Many of our ingredients are organic.  We also follow the USDA food program to ensure every child gets the required nutritional daily requirements of vitamins important for their growing bodies.


We would love for you to review some of our families’ testimonies on line, take a virtual tour on our website, or come and visit our Center for yourself.  We believe we offer an unmatched, superior-quality Christian Early Childhood experience for the price.


Many blessings,


The Verlinde’s

Owner's Letter