- DENVER, CO
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Ricks Center for Gifted Children fosters a community of thinkers, problem-solvers, and innovators through a dynamic and challenging gifted educational environment, offering programs for children ages three through eighth grade. Supported by a dedicated faculty and staff that honor the individual and tailor the curriculum to the advanced capabilities of gifted children, students at Ricks Center are empowered to embrace their creativity and curiosity, to explore their talents and passions and to elevate each other at an accelerated learning pace in this student-led culture. As part of the University of Denver, a University community dedicated to life-long learning, Ricks Center students are granted access to DU resources and scholars addressing their distinct intellectual, social, and emotional needs as gifted students and equipping them with the necessary tools and confidence for self-expression and success.
Nature and the Healthy Development of Children
Children are constantly linking the outside world with their internal feelings/emotions and expanding their thoughts and understanding of the world. Here at Ricks, we provide opportunities for our students to explore and play within the natural world using their own ideas and self-direction. These experiences are essential for the healthy development of an internal sense of wellbeing in children.
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Ricks Center for Gifted Children Reviews
Teachers actively engage students and seek to learn what interests them as they look for ways in which to engage their students. Curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of each student and both students and parents feel supported.