The Legislature allows school districts to apply to CDE for authorization to serve a single child in preschool using two “slots” to fund a full-day program.
- Statute specifies that only 5% of the children that CPP is authorized to serve in preschool may be funded in this way. (This limitation does not apply to ECARE slots)
- If a school district determines that a child has a significant need for full-day services and there is no other funding available (Child Care Assistance Program, tuition, private grants or scholarships, etc.), that district may apply to CDE for the flexibility to serve a child/children in a full-day program.
- Each child that is approved to be served in a full-day preschool program will use 2 CPP preschool “slots” out of the school district’s total preschool allocation.
- Approval for full-day slot allocation is required through a CDE application.
Under no circumstances will a school district be allowed to exceed their preschool allocation, and CDE will not authorize more than 1,008 preschool children to be served using double slots. (This limitation does not apply to ECARE slots)
- October Count Guidelines
- Duplicate Counts
- November 2 as an Alternate Early Childhood Count
- ECARE and the October Count
- What Records Must Be Kept for October Count
If you have any questions about the October or November count please contact Cathrine Floyd: Floyd_C@cde.state.co.us or 303 - 866 - 6602