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Free kindergarten prep for Colorado kids (and how to apply!)

The COVID-19 pandemic left many families without an early education option in the crucial months before they begin kindergarten. In order to ensure Colorado children are prepared for that first day of school this fall, Waterford.org is providing the Waterford Upstart Summer Learning Path at no cost to families to keep kids on track over […]

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Manage Toddler Meltdowns with These 6 Steps

Especially for toddlers, emotional meltdowns are inevitable. So, rather than trying to prevent them, it’s best to focus on some practical ways to manage tantrums, as they can be helpful to children learning to express their feelings and how to handle big emotions. Here are six tips for managing toddler meltdowns. Understand the Why Behind […]

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Why re-opening schools and childcare facilities should be a priority

A new study from Germany offers yet more data to show that childcare facilities and elementary schools should remain open or re-open to full-time, in-person learning as quickly as possible, according to an accompanying editorial by Children’s Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease Specialist Sean T. O’Leary, MD, MPH. The study findings and editorial were published in the Jan. […]

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Will COVID impact free preschool in Denver for 2021-22?

School funding has been all over the place this year with COVID but just how will the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) be impacted? Good News! They recently announced their plans to preserve – and possibly increase – the amount of tuition support currently available to the families of Denver’s youngest learners for the 2021-2022 school […]

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Digital Inequality: How Comcast’s WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” Are Helping Denver Families

Most parents would agree that COVID-19 has been non-stop stress, especially as it pertains to distance learning and quarantining. Though difficult, I recognize my family’s privilege: my husband and I work remotely, we have Internet access and my two teenagers have school-issued laptops. These factors make us better-off than many Coloradans. In fact, a staggering […]

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