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2018 Family Favorites: Education

Educational opportunities are as varied as kids are. That means more options than ever to choose from, which can be daunting for a parent. Here’s a look at the schools and educational services our readers trust the most.

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Childcare Center (Multiple Locations)

Top Five
Winner: The Goddard School

For 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Their classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. 23 locations in the Denver area. 1-800-GODDARD.

Private School

Top Five
Winner: Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School

The Bethlehem Lutheran School’s ELC age two to grade eight curriculum intertwines an education in academics and physical health with the religious teachings of the Lutheran Church. Faith is an integral aspect of not only everyday classes, but the extracurricular church programs offered to students and their families outside of school hours as well. 2100 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 303-233-0401.

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Special Needs Resource or Organization

Top Five
Winner: Laradon

The Laradon School’s innovative approach guides children with special needs to reach their full potential in life. From their FIT program, which provides infants and toddlers with services in early language, school preparation, and family bonding, to their Transition Program set up to build young adults’ confidence in themselves and their skills, Laradon focuses on each individual’s educational and social needs. 5100 Lincoln St., Denver. 303-296-2400.

Tutor or Academic Enrichment Program

Top Five
Winner: Silicon STEM Academy

The curriculum at Silicon STEM Academy goes beyond what students may learn in their school’s computer classes and provides them with a safe environment of peers who share their interests. The academy utilizes the newest programs to give students an accurate representation of the ever-increasing computer-driven jobs available today. 4201 E. Yale Ave., Suite 130, Denver. 303-800-0011.

Preschool

Top Five
Winner: The Goddard School

For 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Their classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. 23 locations in the Denver area. 1-800-GODDARD.

Childcare Center (Single Location)

Top Five
Winner: Iliff Preschool

Iliff Preschool, Kindergarten, and School-Age Summer Camp provides year-round programs for toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergartners, and kindergartners. Outstanding staff offer engaging, play-based curriculum, while the well-being of each child is supported by lessons in healthy living, nutrition, and exercise. A lively summer camp program is also available for post-kindergartners through age 12. 4140 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. 303-757-3551.

Foreign Language School

Top Five*
Winner: Montessori del Mundo

Montessori del Mundo fluidly intertwines a Montessori philosophy of self-discovery and independent work with the principles of a dual- language education. Each student receives personalized attention, and the entire student body, which consists of a 50-50 split of native Spanish and native English speaking students, receives lessons in both languages, better preparing them for real-life applications. 15503 B E. Mississippi Ave., Aurora. 720-863-8629.

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