Denver Preschool Program
STARTING TO THINK ABOUT PRESCHOOL
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Choosing a school for your little one is a big decision. Your choices will set the stage for a lifetime of learning, and we can help! To ensure every Denver child can experience the power of preschool, Denver Preschool Program offers tuition credits to every Denver family with a 4-year-old, as well as to a limited number of Denver families with a 3-year-old. But that’s not all! We also empower early childhood educators with professional development and coaching, college scholarships and quality improvement resources, and engage in extensive community outreach and advocacy at the city, state, and national level to re-imagine the early childhood education ecosystem as a whole.
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Preschool with a purpose
Take the first step toward your child's brighter future
The Denver Preschool Program partners with more than 250 quality-rated preschools in the Denver area. Programs include community-based centers, child care homes and Denver Public Schools* locations. With the wide variety of available options, parents can choose the location, environment and schedule that best fits their family's needs.
Your child must be enrolled in a participating program in order to receive tuition support.
*If your 4-year-old is already enrolled in a DPS school your family may already be receiving tuition credits. Contact us to find out:
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Need child care in Denver for a child that has not yet reached preschool age?
Call 2-1-1- to connect with United Way, which offers a free child care resource and referral service.
Need child care or preschool outside of Denver?
Contact Colorado Shines for a full list of available licensed care programs in the state or call 1-877-388-2273.
Other Helpful Resources
Colorado Shines, a quality rating and improvement system used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.
Clayton Early Learning
Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models.
Child Find is part of Colorado’s system for identifying children suspected of having a delay in development.
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program(CCCAP) helps low-income families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find child care assistance.
Denver Great Kids Head Start
Denver Great Kids Head Start (DGKHS) is an award-winning program that prepares children to enter kindergarten confidently with the social, physical, emotional, cognitive skills and competencies necessary for continued school success.