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CPP Coordinators

School districts need to identify a coordinator to administer CPP.  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. This person is seen as an expert in early childhood programming for the school district. The coordinator should have the responsibility to make decisions and provide oversight for CPP programming in the school district.

Recommended Qualifications of CPP Coordinators

The recommended qualifications of an early childhood educator designated as the CPP coordinator are a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development and at least three years of full-time teaching experience with young children and/or a graduate degree in ECE/CD.  Depending on the size and needs of the district as well as whether the coordinator is supervising staff, the qualifications may vary. This individual may be the classroom teacher, early childhood coordinator, building principal with early childhood background and experience, or center director. The CPP coordinator is generally an employee of the school district and represents the school district in overseeing the implementation of CPP in district and community partner sites.

Responsibilities of CPP Coordinators

CPP Coordinator roles should be filled not only by a qualified early childhood professional, but the role must be filled by an individual with the time to perform the many duties that are expected. 

The responsibilities of CPP Coordinators include the following: 

  • Act as a liaison to the Colorado Department of Education
    • Submit Annual Report and Re-Application in the Spring
    • Attend pertinent CDE Preschool Meetings
    • Coordinate technical assistance and monitoring visits from CDE
    • Respond to requests for information from CDE
    • Implement program improvements per the CDE monitoring and technical assistance
  • Act as a liaison to the school district
    • Report to the school board, school administrators, and other personnel
    • Coordinate an accurate reporting of October Count
    • Coordinate an accurate reporting of CPP/ECARE funding
    • Coordinate the development of transition plans to kindergarten
  • Facilitate the child enrollment process
    • Initiate a process to inform families of the availability of the program 
    • Coordinate enrollment process with Child Find personnel
    • Organize and implement the CPP/ECARE enrollment process
    • Verify children’s eligibility for the program
    • Maintain files that meet CDHS licensing 
    • Maintain records documenting children’s eligibility for CPP/ECARE
  • Facilitate the work of the DAC
    • Support the superintendent in recruiting members for the district preschool advisory council
    • Establish regular meeting times and locations
    • Oversee process for monitoring quality in classrooms where children funded by CPP/ECARE are served
    • Support the district preschool advisory council in facilitating an RFP process to identify community partner sites at least once every two years
  • Support the Classrooms where CPP/ECARE funds are spent
    • Ensure a high-quality preschool program by assisting programs in the implementation of the Colorado Quality Standards
    • Identify training needs of staff
    •  Address staff training needs
    • Ensure preschool classrooms meet the appropriate licensing requirements of 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 family 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/ECARE by making sure teachers have current inter-rater reliability, reviewing checkpoint completion, and developing a process for ongoing review of data
    • Initiate means to track child outcomes data for CPP graduates through elementary school 
    • Support the district preschool advisory council in administering parent satisfaction surveys