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Find the best afterschool program for your child
We know that finding a quality afterschool program that meets your child’s needs hasn’t always been easy. We’ve developed a citywide, searchable database that connects you to afterschool programs in your area. This interactive, map-based website allows you to look for programs using a variety of criteria including location, age and program focus. The program locator includes over 600 program locations that are available during the time that your child is out of school including: before and afterschool, summer and holiday breaks.

What to look for in an afterschool program
Afterschool programs play a significant role in supporting your child’s development. Rather than simply enrolling your child in a program, try to ensure that the program is high quality. To help find a program that is right for your child, ask lf it matches your child’s interests and includes these critical quality elements: 

  • Has qualified and prepared staff
  • Pays attention to children’s safety, health, and nutrition
  • Maintains a low staff-to-child ratio
  • Offers a supportive emotional climate
  • Provides enriching learning opportunities
  • Links with school-day learning content
  • Promotes strong parent, family, youth, and community partnerships

Looking for other youth opportunities?

Mentoring
Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC) consists of organizations that offer mentoring programs to children in Denver. To learn more about how mentoring opportunities can provide a reliable, safe way for your child to develop a significant relationship with a caring adult, visit Youth Mentoring Collaborative.

Child Care
Mile High United Way 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services. It also provides consumer education in selecting childcare and a list of referrals to licensed child care providers. 
To search for childcare in the Denver metro area you can dial 2-1-1 or 303.561.2244, email 211.childcareoptions@unitedwaydenver.org.  To search for childcare on-line, visit Qualistar Colorado.


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