About Tiny Tykes

"Hello, I am John Jaquish; owner and Director of Tiny Tykes. I consider myself a Colorado native, seeing that I have lived in this beautiful State since the age of four.

I was raised and went to school in Nederland. From Nederland I went on to be a three sport athlete at Western State College (Football, Wrestling and Rugby). At WSC I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in K-12 education.

After college I jumped into the work force instead of completing my student teaching. One of the owners of a business for which I was providing nighttime security, also owned two large Child Care Centers in Boulder, CO. She was short staffed and, knowing my education background, asked if I would help out for a few weeks. A few weeks turned into a few years and, ultimately, a new Early Childhood Education Degree. I fell in love with teaching and playing with the little ones.

This experience gave birth to my dream to build and own a Child Care Center. I wanted to be able to pursue my passion, along with having a place where I could provide a safe, fun and educational experience for my children and yours!"

Teacher Biographies

Our teachers give your kids the love and education they need!

Miss Shelly

miss shelly

Ms. Shelly has been a teacher at Tiny Tykes since September of 2014. She started working at the early age of 16 at a greenhouse in Topeka, KS. She quickly realized that she had a passion for floral design and after graduation started working full time as a floral designer. After that, Ms. Shelly ventured into the cleaning industry and opened her own cleaning company in 1990, while working for a few local doctors cleaning and filing. In addition, Ms. Shelly was creating window displays and arrangements for a local interior designer’s shop called Marie’s A to Z. Ms. Shelly has two children, Heather and Tyler, and they are truly her greatest achievement in life. Since working at Tiny Tykes, Ms. Shelly knows she has found her true calling. She loves her job and thrives on the gratification she receives from the love and learning the kids show her.

Hours & Fees

We are open Monday thru Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
If you are in need of extended hours, they are available upon request for an additional fee.

Infant (6 weeks - 2 years)

Full Time

4 Days

3 Days

2 Days

1 Day

Toddler (2 - 4 years)

Full Time

4 Days

3 Days

2 Days

1 Day

Pre-School (5 - 6 years*)

Full Time

4 Days

3 Days

2 Days

1 Day

Tiny Tykes' Testimonials

See what some of our students parents have to say!

Rocky Rhoades - Frederick

"My wife and I and our 3 daughters love Tiny Tykes! Before it officially opened, we were able to "try out" the facilities and spend time with the staff and our girls LOVED being there! As parents of small children, it's really important to us to know the people and place where we're leaving them is safe, trustworthy and fun. They nail all three of these things very well. My girls feel just as comfortable there as they do at home, which is very important! The owners, John and Jen, have created a comfortable, family-feel to their business. We find them to be great-hearted, children-loving people! Their many years of child-care experience, coupled with parenting their own little girl have blessed them with an awesome, natural ability for creating a healthy, trustworthy place for kids. I would DEFINITELY suggest to our friends, family and anyone that your kids go here! I guarantee you won't regret it!"

Rebecca Conover

"My husband and I were looking for a daycare center for our son who was turning 2. I was nervous to put him in daycare to begin with, but we thought it would be good for him to have interaction with other kids, and to give him something to do a few days a week. After a few disappointing daycare tours, we found Tiny Tykes. We toured Tiny Tykes on our sons 2nd birthday, and Mr. John had a birthday present waiting for him when we arrived! We were immediately impressed at the home feel of the daycare, and liked that there was no age separation with the kids. John and Jen have created an amazing family feel to this daycare and Ms. Shelly and Ms. Charlotte are wonderful with the kids, too. You can tell that your child has been treated with love all day when you pick them up. Our son has learned a lot at Tiny Tykes, we are always impressed with the activities they do and the things he has learned each day. He often doesn't want to leave and he talks about being able to go to daycare the next day with excitement! We couldn't be happier that he loves Tiny Tykes so much. We feel like we are taking him to family's house when we drop him off each morning."

Christie Cantrell - Frederick

"Tiny Tykes is by far the best daycare center my husband and I interviewed, and we talked to a lot! We knew after one tour of the facility that our baby girl would be well taken care of here. Mr John and the whole Tiny Tykes staff are very friendly, caring and knowledgeable. As a new mom I wanted to make sure my infant got lots of interaction with the staff and I was surprised at how many new things my baby began to do after only a short while of being here. I am so thankful for Tiny Tykes because I know every time I leave my daughter at Tiny Tykes I don't have to worry, she is in good hands."

Tennille Chicarelli - Frederick

"My husband and I feel very fortunate to have found Tiny Tykes Daycare. Finding a daycare / preschool for your child is not an easy decision. It is so difficult to finding a facility that will provide the level of love and care your child deserves while creating a positive leaning environment. Our daughter Addlynn absolutely adores the staff at Tiny Tykes and has learned so much in her 8 month tenure. We are truly grateful to have found such a wonderful daycare provider for our daughter."

Laura Slacum

"I was lucky enough to find Tiny Tykes when I first moved to Dacono. My daughter looks at it not as a daycare, but as a second home. She gets so excited every time we pull into daycare. It puts me at ease knowing she is so well taken care of by all the staff while I am at work. I feel developmentally, she is above the curve due to the motivation they place in her to learn something new every day! I highly recommend this facility!"

Brandyn Hohs - Longmont

"Tiny Tykes is the best daycare ever! I even hesitate to call it a daycare because it feels like a second home to our girls. As a parent you are always worried about the influences on your child, I couldn't be more grateful for the love that Mr. John pours out on not only my girls but the rest of the children. Tiny Tykes is by far the most amazing and loving place for children!"

Kristine Chesser

"My husband and I LOVE this place! We love all the teachers and we're so blessed we found this place. Ever since she has started she has learned so much and talks more than ever and now says "may I be excuse" when asking to leave the dinner table!! I come home from work and I'm in awe of things she is learning. Love you guys at Tiny Tykes!"

Diana Stewart

"I truly can't say enough good things about Tiny Tykes Daycare. My husband and I feel so fortunate to have found Tiny Tykes for our daughter, Katy. Mr. John and his staff made her feel comfortable and loved from day one. When Katy began attending Tiny Tykes she was very shy, but with the caring and nurturing environment she quickly came out of her shell and I was amazed at the transformation I saw in her personality not only at daycare, but at home as well. We have watched our daughter blossom and learn under their excellent care, and I can't express how grateful we are at the positive changes we've seen in her personality. Where Katy used to cry and not want to go to school, she's now excited to learn and loves going to see everyone at Tiny Tykes. If you choose Tiny Tykes for your child care, I'm positive you won't regret your decision!"


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  • Tiny Tykes
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    9350 Weld Country Road 13 (Colorado Blvd)
    Firestone, CO 80504
  • Office: 970.305.7281 Cell: 720.296.2710 (John)