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P-3 Education

P-3 Education

Efforts to define and implement a P-3 approach to learning are emerging across the country and throughout Colorado. A growing body of research supports the knowledge that academic and social skills acquired by age eight provide the foundation for lifelong learning and success. The first decade of a child’s life is the most opportune time to influence learning paths and ensure the very best outcomes for all children. A high functioning P-3 system is built on this knowledge.

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P-3 Education


Sharing Colorado's P-3 Stories

School and district leaders across the state are invited to share stories and collaborate on practices, policies, perceptions, challenges, opportunities and successes related to P-3 work. Create and share your own story and connect with others on the impact of your P-3 work.

Early Learning Bill

Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability: SB17-103 adds a focus on early learning and preschool through third grade (P-3) strategies for schools and districts to ensure all children are on track for success.

P-3 Session at CASE

A Summit Seminar focused on P-3 in Colorado was offered at CASE on July 26th from 1:45 to 4:45. PreK – 3rd Grade Early Learning Strategies – Learning from Colorado P-3 Leaders (PDF) brought key leaders from Colorado districts together to discuss specific implementation strategies for P-3 approaches.

P-3 Webpage Updates

Updates are being made to the pages and resources on the P-3 webpage. Check out the new resources available and the profiles of some Colorado schools and districts.

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For questions and support please contact:

Emily Kielmeyer
School Readiness and P-3 Manager

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