Only submit a tuition credit application if your 4-year-old has been accepted to a preschool program outside of Denver Public Schools (DPS).
Denver families who enroll their 4-year-old in a DPS preschool program must sign up for tuition support through the SchoolChoice application.
Undecided? Find a preschool.
We help families
Choosing a school for your little one is a big decision. Your choices will successfully set the stage for a lifetime of learning, and Denver Preschool Program can help. We make preschool possible for all Denver families with a 4-year-old—regardless of income or neighborhood—through tuition support and access to information.I want to start the process My child is in Preschool
How to Sign Up for Tuition Support
DPP tuition support is available for every Denver 4-year-old beginning the September before they enter kindergarten. Students must turn 4 on or before October 1 to receive tuition credits.
The total number of people who live in your household, including yourself and your child.
A number from 1 to 5 indicating the quality of the preschool program in which your child is enrolled. You can find this number by using our Find a Preschool tool and looking up the program’s name. To learn more about the rating, please click here.
The total amount of income you have earned in a year from all sources before taxes.
*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:
THE BENEFITS OF PRESCHOOL
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Call 2-1-1- to connect with United Way, which offers a free child care resource and referral service.
Contact Colorado Shines for a full list of available licensed care programs in the state at http://www.coloradoshines.com/ or by calling 1-877-388-2273.
Colorado Shines, a quality rating and improvement system used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. http://www.coloradoshines.com/
Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models. http://www.claytonearlylearning.org/
Child Find is part of Colorado’s system for identifying children suspected of having a delay in development.
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.
RMSER’s culturally sensitive Head Start Programs educate over 2,200 children yearly who are enrolled throughout the State of Colorado. http://www.rmser.org/rmser-programs/headstart-program
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.