Colorado Preschool Program News
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2017 Legislative Report
The 2017 legislative report provides highlights about the implementation and effectiveness of the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) during the 2015-2016 school year.
Did you know?
Any child who receives CPP funding is considered a school district student, even if they are served through a community provider.
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.