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Colorado Preschool Program Coordinator Responsibilities

CPP Coordinator Responsibilities

School districts will need to identify a coordinator to administer the Colorado Preschool Program. According to D-2 of the Quality Standards, an early childhood educator should be employed to direct the educational program of children birth through eight. Following are the duties and responsibilities of the CPP coordinators. 

Act as Liasion to Colorado Department of Education: 

  • Submit annual Reapplication and Annual Report in the spring
  • Attend CPP Regional Meetings
  • Coordinate technical assistance/monitoring visits from CDE
  • Respond to requests for information from CDE

Act as Liasion to School District:

  • Report to school board, school administrators, and other personnel
  • Coordinate an accurate reporting of October count
  • Coordinate an accurate reporting of CPP funding
  • Coordinate the development of transition plans to kindergarten

Facilitate the Enrollment Process:

  • Initiate process to inform families of the availability of the program
  • Coordinate enrollment process with Child Find
  • Organize and implement the CPP enrollment process
  • Verify children's eligibility for the program
  • Maintain files that meet licensing CDHS licensing
  • Maintain records documenting children's eligibility for CPP

Facilitate the Work of the District Advisory Council

  • Support the superintendent in recruiting members of the district advisory council
  • Establish regular meeting times and locations
  • Oversee process for monitoring quality in classrooms where children funded by CPP are served
  • Work with district advisory council to prepare and annually update the comprehensive plan
  • Support the district preschool advisory council in facilitating an RFP process in the community at least once every two years

Support the Classrooms where Children are Served by CPP

  • Identify training needs of CPP staff
  • Assist in addressing staff training needs
  • Ensure classrooms are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services (Note that this requirement does not exclude early childhood programs located on tribal lands from participating in CPP. These programs will be licensed as required by their respective tribal governments.)
  • Ensure that Individual Learning Plans are developed for each child funded by CPP in accordance with the description for School Readiness Plans in CAP4K legislation

Ensure Family Partnering and Support

  • Ensure families sign parent involvement partnering agreement
  • Identify family support services
  • Facilitate family partnering and support activities

Study, Document, and Report Program Effectiveness

  • Support valid and reliable Results Matter implementation in all classrooms serving children funded by CPP
  • Track children's progress through elementary school
  • Support the district preschool advisory council in administering parent satisfaction surveys


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