Nature Before & After School


Young Explorers: Bradford K-8 Before and After School Program at Dakota Lodge

For questions or to get registered contact us by emailing Youthprograms@kcranch.org or calling 303-979-1876.

Ken-Caryl Ranch’s B&A Program will coincide with Jefferson County’s in-person learning schedule. For more information, visit the B&A Care page on our website.

***Due to the 2020-21 school-year scheduling uncertainties in relation to COVID-19, we will provide any updates on our B&A programs as they become available.

Come explore the natural surroundings of Ken-Caryl Ranch through experiments, lessons, activities, games and hikes before and after school each day. Every week there will be a new topic to discover. Please bring appropriate clothes to be outside. A light snack is provided before and after school. Registration packet is required to start program.

Hours: 6:45 am until school starts and after school until 6 pm
Ages: K – 6th grade
Locations: Dakota Lodge (Transportation is provided to and from Bradford K-8 each day.)

2020-2021 Bradford Before & After School Information Dakota Lodge / Environmental Education

2021-2022 Bradford Before & After School Information Dakota Lodge / Environmental Education

We also offer Before & After School Care at the Community Center for Bradford and at the Ranch House for Shaffer Elementary.

Parent Handbook & School Year Calendars

2020-2021 B&A Parent Handbook

Helpful Program Forms

KCRMD Youth Programs’ Mission

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Youth Programs collaborate to promote safe, enriching experiences for youth and families through educational exploration. As a dedicated team, we foster positive development and healthy lifestyles.

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