Full Day Kindergarten

Samuels Elementary offers a full-day of instruction to children in Denver. Children must be 5-years-old on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment to be eligible.


Denver Public Schools provides developmentally appropriate kindergarten education services for 5-year-old children in Denver. Kindergarten is available in all DPS elementary schools. The kindergarten program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes and supports the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the child. The program serves approximately 6,500 kindergarten children.

Family Involvement

Parent involvement is a critical component of the kindergarten experience. Children get the most from their educational experience when teachers and parents work together as a team. Parents are encouraged to be active partners in their child’s education.