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September 17, 2018
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Preparing for Denver Kindergarten Stapleton-Specific Class

Many Stapleton parents feel anxious about the Denver Public School (DPS) Round 1 Choice process, but there is really no need to – the DPS Choice Office is great and can be contacted any time for help!  And, you can also attend a class that brings together information and resources about Choice, deadlines, odds, admission […]

July 23, 2018
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The Summer Before Kindergarten

The summer before Kindergarten starts is a wonderful time to get your kiddos excited about what’s to come, whether it’s months or weeks before school starts in late August.  Take a look at the best practices below, pull out a few that resonate with you and your partner (and your kiddo), and do your best.  […]

January 12, 2018
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DPS Traditional, Innovation, and Charter Public Schools

During our Preparing for Denver Kindergarten classes, we spend quite a bit of time discussing the differences between traditional, innovation, and charter public schools. Check out some high level information on these three types of Denver Public Schools: Traditional Public Schools (78/119 Elementary Schools) Answer to the DPS Board of Education Fixed: Teacher Recruitment Strategy, […]

November 25, 2017
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Stapleton Preschool & Kindergarten Search Best Practices

When I started my public and private Preschool and Kindergarten search for my oldest son in 2013, to say I was overwhelmed was an understatement.  I did hours and hours of research, created a spreadsheet to track my options, and made a ridiculous number of phone calls.  But, I still felt like I was missing […]

About Keely Buchanan

Keely Buchanan is the co-founder of Preparing for Denver Kindergarten (PFDK), a company that helps Denver Area parents of kiddos aged 1-5+ navigate the search for Public and Private Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School. Keely is a resident of Denver, 80210 and both of her boys currently attend a Denver Public School. She writes regularly about Public and Private School best practices, deadlines, trending data, and inside scoops.

PFDK offers monthly DPS-specific classes ($100) from September – February and private consultations ($125/hr) for all Colorado School Districts. To learn more, visit PreparingforDenverKindergarten.com, email PreparingforDenverKindergarten@gmail.com or call (303) 638-2894.

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