Kids Connection 134 Washington St. Monte Vista, CO. 81144

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The Monte Vista Kids Connection is an out-of-school time program for youth ages 5 - 18.  We are a licensed child care facility that operates year-round programs.  Whether it is our afterschool program, Friday program or our summer program, Kids Connection is a safe place for the youth of the SLV!  Visit the organization's Facebook page for more information.


Mission Statement


It is our goal as the staff of the Monte Vista Kids Connection to give your child and extraordinary experience that allows our child to flourish with independence and creativity.

Our mission is to provide a safe place for the youth of the San Luis Valley, where every young person receives a chance, especially those that need us most, to be inspired to reach their full potential and to be cared for unconditionally.


All Rio Grande County households that earn less than $75000 annually are eligible for free childcare.  If your household is over the annual threshold, we offer a reduced childcare fee of $20 per child per week.  Payments are accepted at Monte Vista City Hall or online.

  • Volunteer your time.
  • Share a skill with the youth.
  • Give financial support.
  • Sponsor a child's field trip.
  • Donations are greatly appreciated


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by :mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

Anika Velasquez

Anika Velasquez

Kids Connection Director

134 Washington St.

Monte Vista, CO. 81144


Phone: 719-852-6966


Kids Connection Quick Links

Dept. Forms/Documents

Parent Packet


After School Program Hours

Monday - Thursday

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Friday Program

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.