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 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.
- Students must be four years of age on or before October 1st.
- Parents/Guardians must complete the CPP Application
- Parents/Guardians will be contacted to 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
Frequently Asked Questions
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.