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New Day Care Coming to Hospital Campus

Quality day care is coming to the CHI St. Alexius Health campus thanks to the availability of an existing house and the interest of a local day care provider, Kenzie Brown.

Coyote Pups Learning Den, will lease the newly renovated house, known as the Sisters of Mercy House, on CHI St. Alexius Health campus. The new daycare will accommodate up to 60 children and is designed to encourage each child’s growth. The center will focus on cooperative play and creative activities helping kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.

“We’re well aware that there’s a shortage of day care providers in Williston. It’s something our employees and our community members grapple with,” said Dubi Cummings, director of marketing/foundation at CHI St. Alexius Health. “The opportunity to take a building that’s not in use and make it available to a local day care provider is a perfect solution for Williston families.”

The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation and Williston STAR board funded the renovation of the home to accommodate Williston littlest community members. An open house will take place on July 27, 2022 from 4 - 6:30 p.m, giving community members the opportunity to check out the remodeled daycare facility, meet with the daycare providers and enjoy a cold treat.

“We are thrilled to partner with Coyote Pups Learning Den,” said Scott Ellis, foundation board chair CHI St Alexius Health. “Not only do they provide a much-needed service, their approach helps prepare the next generation for academic success – and that’s also good for Williston.”  

For additional information on daycare options at Coyote Pups Learning Den, email [email protected] or call 719.314.6436.

Please note: CHI St. Alexius Health is only leasing the building space for daycare services. For specific questions about daycare options, please contact the Coyote Pups Learning Den.


About Coyote Pups Learning Den

At Coyote Pups Learning Den, education is weaved into each child’s day – and with impressive results. Our goal at Coyote Pups is to encourage social, emotional, and academic growth through play. We teach self-advocacy skills, help each child reach their full potential at a pace that is best for them. 

We strive to find the most caring, energetic, and experienced teachers for our Coyote Pups to learn and grow. Coyote Pups Learning Den is an early childhood education center dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing experience that provides the opportunity for all ages to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. By implementing our one-of-a-kind curriculum, play time, exploration, and various activities we are devoted to making learning fun and effective for every child.

Each week at Coyote Pups Learning Den we focus on a theme.  In which we incorporate our books, crafts, sensory, movement, dramatic play, and academic skills around that theme. Our goal is by the end of the week the child has learned new skills related to real work experiences and has become a mini expert on that theme. Our Pre-K students use curriculum programs that WBSD #7 uses so that when our students go off to kindergarten they are prepared and have a deep love for learning. We at Coyote Pups pride ourselves on teaching our students to be kind, be leaders, and to love learning like their teachers do! 

About CHI St. Alexius Health 

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. In 1920 the sisters of mercy came to Williston in hopes of bringing healthcare to the community. 100 years later we are still serving their mission of providing health care through Christ’s healing ministry.   

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.