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2020 Family Favorites: Education

A good education is both opportunity and choice. Colorado boasts many quality classroom experiences for specialized learning and care, from cradle to graduation. Take it from fellow parents, these are some of the educational services our readers recommend the most.

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Foreign Language School

Top Three


Global Village Academy

Students receiving a Global Village education learn core content in English and their choice of Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, or French, through its language immersion programs. Instructors hail from all over the world and teach kids how to engage ideas in cross-cultural perspectives.

Tutor or Academic Enrichment Program

Top Three


Hopkins Education Services

Hopkins provides various levels of tutoring, low-stress educational assessments, and post-secondary transition planning for kids with all abilities. Beyond individual services, it’s a supportive and social community helping families make comprehensive plans for long-term development.


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Special Needs Resource or Organization

Top Three


TACT (Teaching the Autism Community Trades)

TACT taps into kids’ abilities and interests in technical skills from photography to welding. The goal is not simply to gain employment for more people with autism, but to gain fulfilling work for students. Parents and kids love the opportunities TACT provides beyond anything offered in most public schools, and the adaptive and comfortable setting.

Childcare Center (by single location)

Top Three


Cadence Academy Preschool, Broomfield

Kids ages six weeks to 12 years enjoy special care and individualized educational programs at this 10,000-square-foot center. Children look forward to compassionate teachers, welcoming classrooms, and plenty of space to play. Parents with varying schedules can choose from full-time, part-time, and before/after school arrangements.

Denver Christian Schools
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Top Three


Denver Christian School Preschool

Early childhood education at Denver Christian starts with a foundation of play and each day adds social-emotional skills, such as conflict resolution and creative thinking. Music, Bible readings, and a multicultural unit expand kids’ understanding of creation. Parents notice the staff’s dedication and care for each unique child.

Private School

Top Three


Denver Christian School

Parents of Denver Christian students appreciate the institution’s care for the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. DC education engages kids, preschool through high school, in college prep academics with a foundation of biblical principles and Reformed Christian tradition.

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