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Partnering with communities and families to ensure kids are PREPARED and ready to SUCCEED in KINDERGARTEN and beyond.


Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K) is a community-wide effort established to better inform parents of preschool aged kids on several school readiness topics and the importance of their role in the academic achievement of their children. Parents can participate in early literacy training sessions, resource fairs, discussion panels, school-choice workshops and more!

Strengthen the lives of your children and families by:

  • increasing your knowledge of language and literacy development
  • knowing how to access early learning and educational resources
  • understanding how to choose the right elementary and kindergarten for your children
  • building self-confidence to advocate for the needs of your children

When parents prepare their children to succeed ... THEY WILL.

Westwood Neighborhood

Munroe Elementary School
3440 W Virginia Ave
Denver, CO 80213
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College View Neighborhood

College View Elementary School
2675 S Decatur St.
Denver, CO 80219
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Globeville/Elyria-Swansea Neighborhoods

Swansea Elementary School
4650 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80216
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Countdown To Kindergarten has a network of high level community partners and leaders who provide resources, training and subject matter experts to analyze and ensure the Countdown To Kindergarten programs are progressing toward intended outcomes. Our partners include:

Our Vision
Denver is a community where all children attend a quality prekindergarten program and are ready for kindergarten and beyond.

Our Mission
Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K) will strengthen the transition from early childhood education, childcare, and friends and family care to and through kindergarten for children and families in key neighborhoods across the City and County of Denver.


Improving outcomes and closing opportunity gaps amongst Denver’s youngest learners. Learn more.

Staff Contact

Avilene Rodriguez
School Readiness Director
720-913-0900 | email me