About Us

Our Mission

To provide the community a nurturing environment that promotes the development and education of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a quality setting.

Young Tracks is a 4 star Colorado Shines Program!

Our Partners

Young Tracks believes in the power of collaboration and welcomes partnerships with all agencies whose missions fits with ours. Our current Partnerships include, but not limited to:

Yampa Valley Community Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

Craig Scheckman Family Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell

Heart of Steamboat

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Routt County United Way

Human Resource Coalition

City of Steamboat Springs

El Pomar

Colorado Gives/Yampa Valley Gives

Community First Foundation


Horizon’s Specialized Services

Yampa Valley Bank

Petis Law Community Impact Foundation


Routt County Early Childhood Coalition

Routt County Department of Human Services

Mind Springs Health

USDA Colorado Adult and Child Food Program

Comunidad Integrada/ Integrated Community

Our Staff

Executive Director: Kim Martin


My name is Kim Martin. I have been active in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past thirty years, focusing on Infants through Pre Kindergarteners, early childhood development, and staff development. My degree is in Early Childhood Education and I have experience working with all age groups and developmental stages. I have been with Young Tracks in one capacity or another since 1995, when my oldest son was just 9 months old.

I have lived in Steamboat “this time” since 1995, I moved here from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, after teaching and working with families there for seven years. My husband and I also own two local ski and bike shops and enjoy the outdoors with our two sons ages 23 and 17.

I have been Director for the past 12 years and have been involved with several early childhood boards and organizations throughout my career.

Assistant Director: Elizabeth Mayer


My name is Elizabeth Mayer. I am originally from Minnesota and North Dakota but moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2002, and fell in love with this beautiful state, and my job! I have worked at Young Tracks for 15 ½ years, and my current position is the Assistant Director. Things I enjoy are reading, visiting ND to see my three, soon to be four, nephews and spending time at my Father’s pool. My favorite place to go in the summer is the Medora Musical back in ND with my family, YeeHaw! I love to travel and love living the ranch life in Oak Creek!! I have a wonderful boyfriend named Jody, and we have many fur children, our livestock. I feel very blessed and grateful to be a part of children’s lives and am excited to continue growing here at Young Tracks.

Pre-Kindergarten Staff:
Kim, Elena, Matt

Preschool Staff:
Bailey and MacKenzie

Cougar Room Staff:

Puma Room Staff:
Diana, Frankie, Kathryn, Avery

Pollywog Room Staff:
Jess, Paige, Tammy

Bear Cub Staff:
Crystal, Caitlin, Mathew

Support Staff:
Hillary and Melissa

Board of Directors

Angela Sherwood
Rex’s Family of Restaurants

Vice President/Treasurer
Will Melton
Information Systems Technician

Board Member
Martina Walton
Yampa Valley Bank

Board Member
Kristin Goforth
Co-Owner Cute Snow Villages LLC