Colorado Preschool Program News
2018 Colorado Preschool Program Legislative Report
We are pleased to present you with the 2018 CPP Legislative Report! We hope you will enjoy reviewing the report and that it serves as a valuable resource to your program and community. All of your efforts to collect and report information makes it possible for us to tell the story of CPP each year. This report brings attention to the needs of the children and families you serve and the valuable work that your program does all year long.
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 and 2014, 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 8,200 young children. With the expansion, CPP can serve as many as 28,360 eligible children each year.