The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is a local nonprofit that helps all families living in the City and County of Denver save money on the cost of preschool. DPP makes quality preschool possible for all Denver four-year-olds by lowering tuition costs for families and investing in quality improvement resources for approximately 250 local preschools. Through a dedicated city sales tax, funds are available to support every Denver family with a child in their year before kindergarten, regardless of income.
As part of a pilot program, DPP is now able to provide three extra months of tuition support (up to 15 months total) to children who will turn four years old by Oct. 1, 2020. Families can save money on preschool tuition as early as June 1, 2020, through the end of August 2021. “We’re so honored to be able to offer this additional tuition support to our community so that families can start saving on preschool costs earlier than ever before,” said Elsa Holguín, president and CEO of DPP. “Families should start their preschool search soon to have the best chance of finding a spot in a school that fits their and their child’s needs.”
Any family in need of a summer or fall preschool spot for their child can utilize DPP’s “Find a Preschool” tool to search for preschool programs. In addition, they can take advantage of DPP’s online “Tuition Credit Calculator,” which allows parents and caregivers to estimate the amount of monthly tuition support they may be eligible to receive to lower the overall cost of preschool. As the cost of living in the City and County of Denver continues to rise, increasing the amount of preschool tuition support DPP provides to parents and caregivers is one way the program helps ensure that families of all socioeconomic backgrounds can continue to afford to live in our beautiful, vibrant city.