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2019 Family Favorites: Education

From infant care to high school and everything in between, choosing the right fit for your child is a difficult task. Take the stress out of your search. Here’s a look at the schools and educational services that our readers trust the most.

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Childcare Center (Single Location Only)

Top Five

The Winner

Cadence Academy Preschool, Broomfield

Parents whose children attend Cadence Academy Preschool, Broomfield say the loving, experienced staff feels like a family. Serving ages six weeks to 12 years, Cadence Academy Preschool, Broomfield employs their own chef, and offers both full- and part-time preschool programs, as well as before- and after-school care. The staff uses the Ascend Curriculum, which allows flexibility to develop individualized learning experiences for children with learning differences. 900 E. First Ave., Broomfield


Foreign Language School

Top Five*

The Winners*

Alliance Française de Denver

The only wholly French language and culture resource center in Colorado, Alliance Française de Denver offers a range of French classes for kids and teens, in groups of five to eight students. Kids learn French through stories, games, songs, and age-appropriate activities. Check out their French storytime and chef series, too, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. 571 Galapago St., Denver

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Boulder School for German Language and Culture

A comprehensive community resource for learning the German language as well as German music, heritage, theater, art, literature, and traditions, the Boulder School for German Language and Culture offers engaging small group language classes for kids ages newborn to 12. Private lessons, summer camps, a German library, and other cultural resources are also available. 685 Inca Pkwy., Boulder (inside Atonement Lutheran Church)

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Preschool

Top Five

The Winner

Denver Christian School Preschool

Using a play-based model, teachers work with three- and four-year-old preschool students daily on social-emotional skills, conflict resolution, restorative practices, and creative thinking, based on values of the Christian faith. Children are given ample space to be active in large classrooms with small class sizes, and have options for both half- and full-day instruction. 3898 S. Teller St., Lakewood


Students receive individualized tutoring in the privacy of their homes with Hopkins Education Services. Photo courtesy Hopkins Education Services

Tutor or Academic Enrichment Program

Top Five

The Winner

Hopkins Education Services

Hopkins Education Services provides the convenience of in-home tutoring. They incorporate mindfulness techniques alongside individualized plans to ensure students’ academic growth. All of the Individualized Education Coaches (IECs) have master’s degrees in education and at least five years of classroom experience. They are equipped to serve all abilities, from gifted-and-talented to special needs and everywhere in between. In-home services, metro Denver


Special Needs Resource of Organization

Top Five

The Winner

Families Forward Resource Center

Families Forward Resource Center provides health advocates who work alongside families to determine the services for which their kids might qualify, depending on their needs. Development screening services for children, health coverage, and parent education classes are just a few of their offerings designed to help families thrive, and create safe, connected communities. Three metro Denver locations

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Denver Christian Schools serves students in grades K-12. Photo courtesy Denver Christian School

Private School

Top Five

The Winner

Denver Christian School

Denver Christian School offers a college preparatory curriculum and a 14:1 student/teacher ratio, employing committed teachers that parents rave about every year. The school focuses on developing students in grades K-12 as intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional beings, based on a foundation of Christian faith. All students are encouraged to serve in the community. 3898 S. Teller St., Lakewood

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