Discovery Link

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We believe that afterschool programming is not enough – it has to be high-quality afterschool programming. Which is why we offer Discovery Link, Denver Public Schools’ official afterschool program. Discovery Link childcare centers are staffed with qualified professionals trained in CPR, First Aid, activity planning and behavior management.

The Discovery Link program at Valdez is a center-based site that serves children ages 3-12. We offer quality programming before and after school, during school breaks and on non-student contact days.

Discovery Link Programs at Valdez

Early Riser: 6:30-8:15 a.m.

This early morning program offers a relaxed atmosphere that helps children make a positive transition into their school day. Early Riser activities include reading time, homework help, arts and crafts, recreation games and outdoor play. Children are taken to the lunchroom for breakfast at 8:20 a.m. and dismissed to their teachers or classroom at 9 a.m.

After School: 3:15-6 p.m.

Our afterschool program offers fun and innovative programming that includes learning, play and opportunities to try new things that supplement and expand the children’s school day. These programs are designed to meet the unique needs of the students and community of each school site. Each afternoon includes a nutritious snack and outdoor or gym play, depending on the weather. Children also choose from a variety of activities including homework help, science projects, arts and crafts, character building, dramatic play, technology and recreational games.