Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) Enrollment

In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve the young children in Colorado who face educational challenges due to family, economic or developmental concerns.

  • CPP provides free high quality preschool to eligible children through participating school districts and partnering community sites. There is no fee for children who qualify.
  • Children are funded to attend preschool for a minimum of 10 hours per week during the school year. Preschool programs meet quality standards and limit class size to sixteen children with an adult-to-child ratios of one-to-eight.
  • Support services for families are part of the program and families are involved as partners in their child’s education experience.
  • Students will attend preschool Monday through Thursday, half day mornings or afternoons.

Eligibilty Requirements

  • Students must be four years of age on or before October 1st.
  • Parents/Guardians must complete the CPP Application and Tuition Assistance Form, found in the Preschool Registration Packet. (see below)
    • 2017-2018 Preschool Registration Packet: English | Spanish
      You can also obtain the application from the CPP Office at 303-702-7815 or at your local elementary school.
  • Parents/Guardians must also schedule an appointment for a CPP screening to determine eligibility.
    • Screening lasts approximately 45 minutes
    • Arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a parent questionnaire
    • Child must be accompanied by the parent applying for preschool
    • Birth Certificate

To schedule a screening, call 303-702-7815 for appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve the young children in Colorado who face educational challenges due to family, economic or developmental concerns.

  • CPP provides free high quality preschool to eligible children through participating school districts and partnering community sites. There is no fee for children who qualify.
  • Children are funded to attend preschool for a minimum of 10 hours per week during the school year. Preschool programs meet quality standards and limit class size to sixteen children with an adult-to-child ratios of one-to-eight.
  • Support services for families are part of the program and families are involved as partners in their child’s education experience.
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cpp/familyinfo#sthash.2NctpzKj.dpuf

Q: How do I get a screening appointment for the Colorado Preschool Program?
A: When the CPP Office receives the CPP application and CPP Tuition Assistance Application, screening appointments will be scheduled by phone or in person.

Q: How will I be notified if my child is approved for the Colorado Preschool Program?
A: You will receive an acceptance letter in the mail.

Q: Can I apply for a preschool outside of my attendance area?
A: Yes, although preference is given to applicants within the school’s attendance/residence area.

Q: Will transportation be available?
A: No, transportation will not be available.