Kaleidoscope Corner

Denison Montessori offers onsite Kaleidoscope Corner services.


About Kaleidoscope Corner

Kaleidoscope Corner is the Denver Public Schools’ licensed after school program; offered at several elementary school sites throughout the district*. At most sites, our programs serve children K to 5th grade who are enrolled in the Denver Public Schools. Select Kaleidoscope Corner sites are Child Care Center programs and serve children ECE 3 to 5th grade.

 

Kaleidoscope Corner provides high quality, recreational, educational and cultural
opportunities for children. We comply with Denver Public Schools’ Policies and
Procedures and The Colorado Department of Human Services Rules and Regulations
for licensed child care facilities.

 

*Denison Montessori offers onsite Kaleidoscope Corner services

Available Programs

Early Riser (6:30 a.m. – 8:45a.m.)

Offers a relaxed atmosphere that provides children with a positive transition to the school day. Activities include reading time, homework club, arts and crafts, recreational games and outdoor play.

Kadoodles PM (12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

Supplements preschool and/or Kindergarten. It provides a creative, fun, learning environment promoting socialization and group play. Our staff plans engaging activities that enhance the regular ECE/Kindergarten curriculum. Our program includes structured activities, theme based curriculum, indoor and outdoor free play and rest time.

Children may bring their own lunch or participate in the school’s hot lunch program at the regular school fee.

After School (3:45p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Offers a quality after-school environment that includes learning, play and opportunities to try new things. Activities include science, art, theme-based lessons, homework club, recreational games and outdoor play.

*An afternoon snack is provided.


Days of Operation

Kaleidoscope Corner operates most days Denver Public Schools are in session observing the same holidays as the Denver Public Schools. We will be closed on the following holidays: Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving (3 days), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. When Denver Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather, Kaleidoscope Corner is also closed. Check the DPS website at www.dpsk12.org or local television stations for advance notice of closures.

 

Appropriate clothing must be provided throughout the year. Kaleidoscope Corner reserves the right to alter scheduled activities and restrict outdoor play in excessively hot or cold weather. Dismissal Days and Break Camps are available on October 20,21; November 10; December 22, 23, 29, 30, 31; January 2; February 17; April 1, 2, 3; May 26.

Vision

All DPS students
discover new possibilities,
connect with people and ideas,
experience enriching opportunities &
achieve – all day, every day!

Mission

The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools supports and strengthens DPS students, families, schools and communities by delivering and facilitating high-quality programs and services that extend beyond the traditional school experience. This work creates safe environments where students and families gain the tools, resources and social competencies they need to achieve success.

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