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P-3 Education

P-3 Education

Efforts to define and implement a P-3 approach to learning are emerging across the country and throughout Colorado. A growing body of research supports the knowledge that academic and social skills acquired by age eight provide the foundation for lifelong learning and success. The first decade of a child’s life is the most opportune time to influence learning paths and ensure the very best outcomes for all children. A high functioning P-3 system is built on this knowledge.

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Learn More About P-3

What's Happening with P-3 in Colorado

P-3 Tool Kit

ESSA and Early Learning

National Resources



SB17-103 Early Learning Strategies In Education Accountability


P-3 Session at CASE

A Summit Seminar focused on P-3 in Colorado will be offered at CASE on Wednesday, July 26th from 1:45 to 4:45. PreK – 3rd Grade Early Learning Strategies – Learning from Colorado P-3 Leaders will bring key leaders from Colorado districts together to discuss specific implementation strategies for P-3 approaches.


P-3 Webpage Updates

Updates are being made to the pages and resources on the P-3 webpage. Check out the new resources available and the profiles of some Colorado schools and districts. 

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