Discovery Link

Our New Name

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is proud to introduce Discovery Link – a new name for the official DPS afterschool program. Formerly known as Kaleidoscope Corner in some schools and Fit, Fun & Literacy in others, we have renamed the program to better reflect the linkage between the school day and the discovery that takes place in our programs out of school time, including before and after school and during the summer.

DPS afterschool programs are built on a culture of discovery. Combining academic support, arts, athletics, leadership development, social emotional learning and much more, we create an environment that is enriching, engaging and fun!

Before and After School Child Care Program

Discovery Link is a licensed child care program offered at select Denver Public Schools, including Edison Elementary. Edison is a Discovery Link School Age site serving children ages 5-12.

In 1984, Denver Community School developed this successful program. Our purpose is to provide high quality educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for children. Discovery Link’s philosophy is to provide a creative, safe and caring environment for children before and after the regular school day. We believe that choice is essential for children’s growth and happiness. We teach children to solve their own problems by modeling correct behavior and emphasizing clear conduct guidelines. Our child care centers are staffed with qualified professionals trained in the areas of CPR, First Aid, activity planning and behavior management.

Discovery Link operates M-F with the following programs and hours

Early Risers: 6:30 a.m. until School start time

This morning program offers a low-key atmosphere that provides children with a positive transition to the school day. Early Risers may choose activities such as: quiet corner, arts and crafts, homework, reading time, recreational games and learning centers.

Children may participate in the school’s breakfast program at the regular school fee. Breakfast participants will be dismissed from Early Risers to the breakfast program.

After School: School release time until 6 p.m.

This program provides choices for children that offer learning, playing and an opportunity to try new things. Activities include: science projects, arts and crafts, homework, group games, outdoor/gym play, learning centers.

An afternoon snack will be provided.

Discovery Link Phone Numbers

  • Edison Lunchroom: 720-424-7824
  • Jennifer Gonzales, Program Specialist – Cell: 720-692-7969
  • Discovery Link¬†Registration Office: 720-423-1781