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Colorado Preschool Program News

2019-20 Full-Day Application - For Program Use Only

2019-20 Full Day Application is live. Full-day preschool opportunities funded by two CPP positions should target those children who are most at risk.
Please note, combining 2 CPP positions require CDE permission. Combining 1 CPP and 1 ECARE, 1 CPP and 1 IEP, or 2 ECARE positions do not require prior CDE approval.  

Families - if you are interested in applying for CPP, please contact your family contact for your district. 

2019 Colorado Preschool Program Legislative Report Released

In the 2019 CPP Legislative Report, you can read about the positive impact the Colorado Preschool Program has had on our youngest students throughout the state during the 2017-18 school year.

2019 CPP Annual Report and Reapplication Recorded Webinar

Here's the link to the recorded webinar on preparing your 2019 CPP Annual Report and Reapplication.


Colorado Preschool Program

The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. CPP provides access to quality early childhood education for children who lack overall learning readiness. Each year the General Assembly provides preschool funding for 20,160 children who have certain risk factors in their lives that are associated with later challenges in school. In 2013, 2014, and 2018, the General Assembly expanded CPP through the Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement (ECARE) program which provided more flexible funding to offer half- or full-day kindergarten for an additional 9,200 young children. With the expansion, CPP can serve as many as 29,360 eligible children each year. 

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Denver, CO 80203
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