Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare Celebrates Two Years Of Childcare Services

Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare owner/director Lauren Liapiatt, left, and director Kara Dean at the recent two-year anniversary ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Children enjoy playing in the sand at the Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare two-year anniversary celebration. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Lauren Lippiatt and her children stand outside Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare at 142 Meadows Lane in White Rock. Photo by Leslie Bucklin


Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare proudly marked its two-year anniversary with a special celebration event, culminating in a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony, spooky activities and snacks for the daycare families, and tours of the facility. The event showcased the staff’s commitment to providing top-quality childcare services to families in Los Alamos County and the surrounding areas.

Dragonfly has emerged as a cornerstone in the local community, offering a range of services that cater to the diverse needs of families. The facility prides itself on creating a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment for children, making it a trusted choice for a diverse range of families.

Services provided include:

  • Infant Care: For babies as young as six weeks old, ensuring a loving and secure space for the youngest members of the community.
  • Toddler Programs: Designed to promote early development and socialization for children aged 1-2 years.
  • Preschool: Offering a structured and engaging environment for children aged 3-5, fostering early learning and kindergarten readiness.

Beginning in early 2024, Dragonfly will be expanding to include care for local pre-K students enrolled in LAPS preschool full-time. The program will include care on Wednesdays from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. Parents can discover more about this innovative STEAM focused program by contacting Lauren Lippiatt (Owner/Director) or Kara Dean (Director) at dragonflyplayhouse@gmail.com.

Dragonfly is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., providing parents with the flexibility they need to balance work and family life. The center’s experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to ensuring the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of each child in their care. There are limited spaces available for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

During the anniversary event, parents and children enjoyed a day of festivities, including spooky-themed games, arts and crafts, snacks, and outdoor play time. The event showcased the strong relationships that have been built between families and the daycare’s caring and professional team.

Before the ribbon cutting, Owner Lauren Lippiatt expressed gratitude for the community’s support over the past two years. “It means a lot to be standing here with all of you. We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and to have had the opportunity to be a part of so many families’ lives,” Lippiatt said. “Our mission has always been to provide a loving and educational environment where children can grow and thrive, and we look forward to many more years of service.”

Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare invites families in Los Alamos County and the surrounding areas to schedule a visit and experience the exceptional childcare services they offer. For more information or to take a tour, please call (505) 672-8158.