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Colorado Preschool Program

Preschool Team Key Message Intentional consistent high quality early learning experiences for every child

About the Colorado Preschool Program

The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. Each year the General Assembly provides funding for up to 29,360 children considered to be at-risk for later school failure to attend half- or full-day preschool. CPP is managed by local school districts and their preschool advisory councils. Each participating school district is given a predetermined number of half-day positions to serve eligible children. These positions are used to serve preschoolers in either half- or full-day programs in school district settings, local childcare centers, community preschools or Head Start programs.

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Preschool Remote Learning Options for 2021-2022

Remote Learning Options for State-Funded Preschool in the 2021-2022 School Year as a Result of COVID-19 Health Concerns outlines the required approval, assurances and documentation that must be in place for the 2021-22 school year for children enrolled in state-funded preschool to access remote learning for children enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) and Preschool Special Education.

2021 CPP District Annual Report and Reapplication

The CPP District Annual Report and Reapplication and Annual Report Walkthrough Recording are now available. 

2021 CPP Legislative Report Released

The annual CPP Legislative Report provides highlights about the implementation and effectiveness of the Colorado Preschool Program. The 2021 report provides highlights about the implementation and effectiveness of CPP during the 2019-20 school year. Students who participated in CPP continue to show positive long-term outcomes related to grade retention, Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessment, and on-time graduation. 

Read the 2021 CPP Legislative Report

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