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Facts about the Colorado Preschool Program

 Colorado Preschool Program Information

About CPP

CPP is managed by local school districts and their preschool advisory councils. Each participating school district is given a predetermined number of half-day slots to serve eligible children. Two types of slots can be allocated to districts: CPP slots which can be used to serve eligible preschoolers and ECARE slots which can be used to serve preschoolers or to provide full-day opportunities for eligible kindergarteners. Two half-day slots can be combined to create full-day opportunities for preschool children with very high needs. Children are determined eligible for CPP based on certain risk factors, associated with later challenges in school, that are present in their lives. School district staff members work with families to gather information about their child’s development and learning, as well as life experiences.  Children who are eligible for CPP attend high-quality early childhood programs. These may be located in school district settings, local child care centers, community preschools or Head Start programs.

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