Information For New Families

  • Children with and without developmental disabilities are eligible for admission at 12 months.

  • The school operates from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm daily, from mid-August to end of June. We take a 6-week summer break.

  • We offer before-school care from 7-8 am and after-school care from 2:30-5:30 pm each day for an additional charge.

  • We are located at the intersection of Eastman and Dahlia, between Hampden & Yale on Dahlia Street.




All of our classrooms are full at this time. If you would like to schedule a tour, please call the main office. If after a tour, you would like to be placed on the waitlist, there is a $50 fee to hold your child’s spot on the waitlist for one academic cycle. Everyone on the waitlist will be notified in late April of each year if there is an opening for their child. If parents choose to enroll, they will receive an enrollment packet from the front office, which must be completed before the child’s first day at Rise.

Children are enrolled depending on space availability and must be able to benefit from participation in a group setting. During the first six weeks of attendance, the teacher, therapists and educational coordinator will complete curriculum-based and standardized assessments for children with developmental delays to get a baseline of the child’s development and create developmentally appropriate goals. Parents of typically developing children will complete the Ages & Stages questionnaire for the same purpose.

Parent-teacher conferences are held each fall and spring to review and adjust goals per each child’s development and progress. Each student has a goal set in every domain of development.

Students are admitted regardless of race, color, and national or ethic origin.

Classroom and Teachers

Rise has four classrooms, each with a capacity between 8-12 children. We offer both full-time and part-time schedules for typically-developing children. Children with disabilities are expected to attend full-time to maximize their therapeutic and educational opportunities. We strive for a 50/50 ratio of typically-developing children and children with disabilities in each class.

Children are enrolled in classes based on chronological age and developmental appropriateness. Each classroom has a Lead Teacher and two Teaching  Assistants. We strive to maintain a student/teacher ratio of 3:1. Every Lead Teacher has earned a Master’s degree, or is enrolled in a graduate program to earn a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education.

During a typical day, each child follows a schedule that includes individual activities; group activities; gross motor play, both indoor and outdoor; therapy (speech, PT OT, or music); story time; lunch; and rest time. Due to the range of abilities in any given class, education is individualized to meet each child’s needs, within a weekly or biweekly theme.The Rise School of Denver is licensed by the Child Care Division of the State of Colorado.