Before & After School

Before & After School Recreation Program

Ken-Caryl Ranch’s B&A Program will coincide with Jefferson County’s in-person learning schedule.

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

***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.

KCRMD Before & After School Recreation Programs provide a caring, safe and fun learning environment. Students explore a wide variety of activities that develop learning, encourage imagination and promote positive social skills. Join us for exciting science experiments, cooking, art projects, sports, games, reading, homework help and more! We offer year-round care and provide full-day care on most early release days, school holidays and vacations. Register and pay only for the days you need each month!

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

Please see the information flyers below for additional information.

2020-2021 School Year Information

Shaffer B&A Information 2020-2021

Bradford B&A Information Community Center 2020-2021

Bradford B&A Information Dakota Lodge / Environmental Education 2020-2021

2021-2022 School Year

Shaffer B&A Information 2021-2022

Bradford B&A Information Community Center 2021-2022

Bradford B&A Information Dakota Lodge / Environmental Education 2021-2022

Parent Handbook

2020-2021 B&A Parent Handbook

Helpful Program Forms


Youth Programs Supervisor: Lizz Brock at 303-979-1876, ext. 132, or lizzb@kcranch.org
Program Coordinator: Anna Peterson at 303-979-1876, ext. 111, or annap@kcranch.org.
Program Coordinator: Ashley Hanlon at 720-599-3223, or ashleyh@kcranch.org
Payments & Registration: April Crockett at 303-979-1876 or aprilc@kcranch.org

Before & After Care at Dakota Lodge

There is also a Before and After school program for Bradford K-8 located at Dakota Lodge. It is through our KC Nature Environmental Education program. See the KC Nature Young Explorers page for more information.

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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