Before and After School Enterprise (BASE)

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BASE Mission

Promoting the safety, well-being, and development of every child while partnering with schools and community to be the best choice for families.

Alicia Elmore, Director of BASE
Contact Us
We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly.

About Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)

Douglas County students ages five through thirteen years are eligible to access our on-site school-age child care programs.

Children who participate in our programs acquire the knowledge and abilities to make educated choices concerning their social, emotional, and physical health while learning principles of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility.

Benefits of our B.A.S.E. programs:

  • All staff are Douglas County School District employees
  • On-site convenience for families
  • Strong school partnership
  • District oversight and support
  • Licensed through State of Colorado Division of Child Care
  • Several sites recognized as accredited through Council on Accreditation

Many of our sites provide the following services:

  • Before and After School Programs

  • Kindergarten Enrichment

  • School Breaks (and professional development days)

Contact Us-
We encourage families to begin by contacting the BASE programs directly

BASE Department Team:  
Alicia Elmore, Director of BASE
Denise Nichols, Area Manager

Amy Olivas, Area Manager

Michele Stewart, Pre-K Area Manager
Valerie Oss, Business Manager
Shannon Casey, BASE Support Specialist 

Karen Tarutis, BASE Support Specialist
Lars Stjernquist, BASE Technical Support

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