2023 Fall Resource Guide! Schools, Enrichment Programs and More.

UPDATED: 10/22/2023

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid September 5, 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Back To School Guide! 

Partners Halloween Carnival October 13th 2023 Adults Only

Partners invites you to get spooky and celebrate the mission of Partners with a grownup Halloween carnival! Everything you loved about your childhood carnival is back for a night of nostalgia!

Tickets include unlimited carnival games, great drinks and snacks to keep you entertained, and the chance to win some big prizes. Plus we will have a food truck on site!

Enter to win our Costume Contest--in either the individual or group category--for pride, glory, and $150 Visa Gift Prize! Costumes not required to attend--but strongly encouraged.

Grab your friends and come join us for a ghostly bash all to support the local youth in Weld County!

*this is an over 21 event

Get Tickets Here.



Artisan You is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio plus more! We offer After-school in person art classes. New this year, we also have Paint at Home kits, based on the work and life of an artist in history.


The Cooking Studio Fort Collins

Have a budding chef in your home or know one who wants to expand his or her skills? Many kids and teenagers these days are very interested in cooking and are eager to try new foods and learn the fundamentals to creating masterpieces.

Educational Outings

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Welcome to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery! We’re a hands-on history and science museum, filled with interactive exhibits and fascinating artifacts that tell the stories of Northern Colorado.


Integral Steps / Music Together®

Visit us at Integral Steps Music Together® and see why we’re so excited to make music with you. Classes are offered in Loveland, Ft. Collins, Windsor, and online. Check out our schedule to find the best class time and location for your family. Download the Music Together “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music today. Let’s Make Music Together®!  Music Together® Fall Registration NOW OPEN
Flute Collection!

Every week in our Integral Steps / Music Together classes children ages 0-4 (and the grownups who love them!) come together to play musically. Little ones love playing along in class, and caregivers love being a part of their children’s growth into confident music-makers. And everyone loves our songs that’ll have you tapping along in no time. Music Together is the perfect family activity with local indoor and outdoor options (as well as online options).  
Sign up here for demo a class and see why we’re so excited to make music with you.
Classes are offered in Loveland, Ft. Collins, Windsor, and online.

Check out our schedule to find the best class time and location for your family.
Download the Music Together “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music today.

The Lyric Cinema

A locally owned independent movie theater, event space, music venue, and cultural hub. Showing primarily art-house and indie movies on three indoor screens, PLUS a restaurant, and multiple indoor and outdoor stages for live music. 

School of Rock Fort Collins

We teach students not only how to play music, but also to appreciate music theory, songwriting, and stagecraft.  All of our music camps end with an epic live rock show performed by the campers.

Mind & Body Resources

Helping Parents Parent, LLC

Helping Parents Parent offers multiple ways for parents to solve the problems they experience in their families. From private One-on-One Parent Coaching to Online Parent Groups with other parents to Classes, Webinars and Workshops that walk you through specific topics - there are many options for you to get your family functioning the way you want it to be.

KidsFirst Dental

Our name says it all! At KidsFirst Dental, we put kids first! Our goal is to provide each child with a positive dental experience, placing their safety and dental health above all else. Our pediatric specialists see patients ages 0-18 and accept most private insurances, as well as Health First Colorado and CHP+!

Physical Movement & Fun

Fort Collins Circus Center

Circus arts, such as juggling, aerial dance and partner acrobatics, can be valuable non-competitive activities with which students can learn entrepreneurial, civic, personal, and interpersonal skills. By participating in such activities, students develop abilities in self-expression, collaboration, and musicality, while gaining knowledge and experience in health-related skills.

Tutoring & Literacy

Children's Speech and Reading Center

Free screenings for all children for speech, language, early literacy and reading skills  Free pre-literacy programs for children 4-5 years old delayed in pre-literacy development

Literacy Together

Tutoring for students with dyslexia and students needing additional reading support. In-Person Super Reader Summer Camp! / Online Classes/In-Person Classes, / Hybrid Classes

Tutoring Excellence

Since 2013, we've helped students and families like yours achieve new levels of academic success. Whether your child has fallen behind or is way ahead of the class, Tutoring Excellence has a program to help deliver better grades.

Schools, Private Schools, Homeschools Etc. 

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

In addition to core subjects such as mathematics, science, and social studies, Immanuel offers instruction in Bible, technology, music, Spanish, art, physical education, and library courses for all elementary school students. Students are also engaged in reading, writing, spelling, and grammar skills on a daily basis.

Little Lab Preschool

We are Fort Collins' best little child care!  We offer a hands-on/minds-on Science and Math curriculum that uses a lot of literacy and free exploration.  Children get their own set of materials so they can explore the world in which they live their way, explain what they are seeing and doing to others, and start asking more questions.  We are licensed for children between the ages of 2.5 and 6.

Saint Joseph Catholic School

Saint Joseph Catholic School is now enrolling preschool through eighth grade. It is one of 37 private Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. Established in 1926, it is has been the school of choice for parents seeking a rigorous, faith-based education for 95 years!

The school has a rich tradition of teaching the whole person - body, mind and spirit - in a loving and nurturing environment. Its mission is to form boys and girls who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society by living virtuous lives.

The licensed and certified teachers at Saint Joseph Catholic School are committed to partnering with parents to help children fall in love and stay in love with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Little Lab Preschool and Child Care

Little Lab Preschool and Child Care offers Full day care, Preschool programs during the school year, and summer programs.  Children who are Full Day get the Science and Math in the morning along with everyone else.  Our Science and Math program is hands-on/minds-on and children get their own set of materials so they can explore and get answers to their questions.  At the end of the day, children believe they are world class scientists!

Rainbow Club Preschool

Our daily flow is as follows: Free Play; Morning Circle (story time, SEL, sign language), Snack, Structured play (art/building), Lunch, Free Play, Yoga, Nap/Quiet-time, Snack, Spanish, Dismissal ~ It is a lovely way to spend a day! 

Rugged Research Outdoor Education

Rugged Research is a fun and exciting nature-based education organization founded by Rocky Mountain Park Rangers designed to spark curiosity and wonder towards the natural world!

We offer summer camps, homeschool programs, early childhood programs and more for children ages 3-12.

Colorado has wondrously diverse ecosystems, which our program uses as a giant, learning laboratory to help students fall in love with nature and learn about the impact of their actions on the environment.

The Children's Workshop Early Learning Center

Childcare Toddlers (one and walking) through 12 years