Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center

4795 Granby Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 | 719-329-1717

Children with Special Needs | Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center encourages creativity and create art, write stories and participate in musical activities. Zach’s offers active, structured and free play while teaching life skills and socialization skills.  Operating on a sliding fee scale, Zach’s offers flexible scheduling and individualized support, our goal is to serve as many families as possible.

A Note from the Assistant Program Director, Tammy Miklebost

T-Miklebost“One of our most important goals at Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center is working on life skills. This is very important to our families we serve because it helps the youth to be a more active member of their family and their community. We work on routine activities like preparing meals, visiting local stores and restaurants and how to be safe at home and in the community. We believe that taking care of our body is important too, so we encourage children to keep themselves clean and participate in exercise. We go swimming at the YMCA and we take hikes at local parks like the Garden of the Gods. We also like to have fun and our favorite places to visit are the North Pole Amusement Park and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  I love working here because of the youth that I am privileged to work with.  They amaze me every day and make me smile every day!”


Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center was voted 2015 BEST Childcare Center by The Colorado Springs Independent.  Thanks everyone who voted for us!  We are proud to offer child care and respite services to families raising children with disabilities in the Colorado Springs area!


  • Fun Nights
  • Recreational & Leisure Activities
  • Hiking & Nature Exploration
  • Arts & Crafts Activities
  • Music
  • Field Trips Around Our Community
  • Exercise

Respite & Family Support

  • Overnight Care
  • Weekend Care
  • After School Care
  • Transportation
  • RN on Staff

Life Skills & Independence

  • Academics
  • Personal Care & Hygiene
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily Living – Cooking
  • Community Integration – Shopping

LOGO_ZP_FUNNIGHTChildren with Special Needs | Socialization is an important goal for our youth at Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center. We offer two unique opportunities to meet this goal. Fun Nights are the second Friday of every month and are open to all ages and abilities. We provide pizza, make dessert together, create a craft and play games. Teen Nights are the third Friday of every month and are open to children over the age of 13 who work well independently. We provide pizza and do different activities every month.  Our past activities have included climbing at City Rock and visiting Fargo’s Pizza.

Registration & intake process is required for participation.  Please allow 2 weeks to process.  Contact Tammy Miklebost at 719-329-1717 or  Limited space.

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