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Most local public school districts provide extensive information to parents on their websites. Find information about:

At the University of Denver, the Ricks Center for Gifted Children delivers specialized instruction for Early Childhood Education students and older students (kindergarten through 8th grade). The curriculum at the Ricks Center is designed to address the whole child, including his or her emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, physical and social needs. While many programs offer students personal attention, the Ricks Center offers a differentiated education tailored to each student in the context of a community built around an intellectual peer group. Learn more>>


Parents looking for after-school and holiday child care have many options in the Metro Denver area. Here at DU, Athletics and Recreation provides the high-quality "School Days Off" program for students aged 6 to 12. The program includes care for your child when their school does not meet from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Early and late care is available for an additional fee. Read more>>

Kaleidoscope Corner is a licensed child care program offered at select Denver Public Schools to children aged 4 through 12 (5th grade). Select Kaleidoscope Corner sites serve children 3 to 12 years of age. The purpose of Kaleidoscope is to provide high quality educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for children. Kaleidoscope Corner's philosophy is to provide a creative, safe and caring environment for children before and after the regular school day. Kaleidoscope child care centers are staffed with qualified professionals trained in the areas of CPR, First Aid, activity planning and behavior management. Learn more>>

For additional after-school and holiday child care resources, visit the GoCityKids Denver website>>


The University Community hosts several events that appeal to the whole family throughout the year. For detailed information about happenings at DU, visit and select among a variety of calendars.

There are several great resource for families in the metro Denver area. The website has an activity guide that lists after-school activities, arts for kids, fun things to do, sports programs, and summer and winter fun activities. also provides coupons that you can print to save money on admission tickets and services. also has a useful family activity guide that includes attractions, museums, and summer camps. Another website, goCityKids, lists concerts, exhibits, films, storytelling, workshops, and other activities. provides information about kid-friendly events and theme tours such as Elitch Gardens, Heritage Square, and Tiny Town.