The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) was enacted by the General Assembly as part of the Public School Finance Act of 1988. This program serves children who lack overall learning readiness skills due to individual and family risk factors. The CPP Program is based on a belief that quality early childhood programs and services offer children a greater chance of success in school. A vital component of this program is to strengthen families and support them as participants in their child's education. These programs serve children eligible to enroll in Kindergarten in the following year. CPP students participate in an inclusive program with Special Education students. The number of children who can be served in the Colorado Preschool Program is capped at levels set by the State Legislature.
The Colorado Preschool Program is a program funded by the Colorado Department of Education. This program is designed for three and four-year old children with a variety of at-risk factors. Screening is held annually in order to identify those children eligible for this program. The number of children serviced through this program is determined by the allocation of program funds by the Colorado Department of Education. For information on the Colorado Preschool Program, please call Aurora Public Schools Early Childhood Education Department at 303-364-9371.
For Screening Information See Preschool Screening Page
Aurora Public Schools (APS) Early Childhood Education (ECE) Department partners with private and government community site preschool programs through the Request For Proposal (RFP) process. Additional CPP slots will not be allocated for 2015-16 school year, therefore, we are unable to expand services. It is our hope that an expansion will be implemented for 2016-17 and we will be able to partner with more high-quality private and government preschool programs. Below is a Community Partner’s Guide to CPP and the APS ECE Memoradum Of Understanding (MOU) and RFP application. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Winterbottom at firstname.lastname@example.org.