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August 19, 2020

Equity Best Practices for Learning/Childcare Pods

The Denver Public School (DPS) system has announced that Grades Kindergarten – 12th will be virtual until October 16.  When completing the DPS Annual Family Update, DPS families have two options: The 100% “virtual” program option (which is fully remote/online learning) The in-person learning option, which may begin October 19th, and may include full-time in-person […]

March 14, 2020

FREE Educational Resources for your “Extended Spring Break”

While we all plan for the next three weeks (DPS will close for an “Extended Spring Break” Monday, 03/16/20 – Monday, 04/06/20, schools reopening Tuesday, 04/07/20), here is a consolidated list of FREE online educational resources for those of us who have the privilege of reliable high speed data/Internet. DPS FAQs can be accessed at https://www.dpsk12.org/faq-about-the-coronavirus-covid-19-and-dps/. […]

December 3, 2019

Best Practices for Kindergarten School Tours

DPS Round 1 Choice opens 01/15/20 at 8:30am and closes 02/18/20 at 4:00pm, and many families are in the midst of touring schools. Where do you start? Check out a few best practices below and be sure to sign up for the 12/07/19 2:00pm-6:00pm Preparing for Denver Kindergarten class specifically designed for Stapleton parents! Overall […]

September 17, 2019

Denver area parents TO DO List for October – February

For parents of kiddos who will be 5 by 10/01/20, the Round 1 Choice deadline (February, 2020) and Kindergarten itself is rapidly approaching (August, 2020). For some, the recent Back to School posts on social media bring confusion about what to do next. Read below for a quick overview of what you can be doing […]

About Keely Buchanan

Keely Buchanan is the founder of Preparing for Denver Kindergarten (PFDK), an educational consulting company that helps Colorado parents navigate the search for Public and Private Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School. Keely is a resident of Denver, 80210 and both of her boys currently attend a Denver Public School. She writes regularly about Public and Private School best practices, deadlines, trending data, and inside scoops..

Keely offers: DPS and St*pleton Enrollment Zone-specific classes (virtual: $100) from October-January; private consultations ($125/hr) for all Colorado School Districts; private classes (up to 10 people: $1K) for most districts; help finding tutors and remote schooling support; and she works with many families moving into or within CO. .

To learn more, PreparingforDenverKindergarten.com, Like PFDK at Facebook.com/PreparingforDenverKindergarten, PreparingforDenverKindergarten@gmail.com, and/or call/ text 303-638-2894.

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