We Are Closed

Sorry, we are closed. Marionetta has retired from teaching. Thank you for your interest.


Closing Sale

Starting April 28, 2023, we will be holding yard sales at our location, 6835 Road 25, Cortez, CO, for the things we are going to clear out from the preschool. Some items have been asked for by other preschools already. Otherwise, first come, first served. Again, thank you all for the years we were able to serve the community.


Country Kids Playhouse

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About Us

Since 1998, Country Kids Playhouse has tried to follow the motto, “Together we grow great kids,” caring for both kids and their parents. Locally and female owned by a native to Montezuma County, Marionetta (Fish) Cooper, Country Kids provides a mix of both a grandmotherly approach and a scholastically challenging environment along with established protocols for allergies, food allergies, and now COVID-19, requiring more strict protocols to cleanliness. We are handicap accessible with large indoor and outdoor play and learn areas.

Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community

Children are cared for with a focus on community and family, helping with everything from cleaning up to gardening. With visiting members of the Fish family including Native Americans, Japanese-Americans, and others, cultural celebration and understanding is also emphasized. You will be able to see that in the decoration of the main room with everything from weaving looms to fish kites up near the ceiling.



Zoophonics is the main language curriculum on top of crafts that emphasize letters and a large library for reading.


From microscopes to telescopes, bug capture to gardening, we have plenty to keep minds engaged in measurements, counting, observation, and more.


The favorite of the kids is the painting pole, a column that we wrap butcher paper around for art, but we love our crafts and so will you and your kids.

Critical/Emotional Thinking

Dina School allows us to explore emotional development while simple investigations into building, gardening, and more gives little minds a lot to do.