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Tuition Credit Payment Deadline: May 22

Denver Preschool Program schools have one month to submit their attendance for tuition credit payment.

The last day to submit April attendance is May 22 by 5:00 p.m. Attendance not submitted by this time may result in forfeiture of the associated funds. Click here (Word or Excel) for DPP’s user-friendly Attendance Reporting Form.

Denver Preschool Program
P.O. Box 40037
Denver, CO 80204-0037
Fax: 303.295.1750
Please contact the DPP enrollment team with any questions between Monday through Friday 8 5 p.m. at 303.595.4377 or email anytime at

2017-2018 Provider Agreement Renewal

The 2017-18 DPP Provider Renewal process is now open. To continue participating in DPP during the September 2017 – August 2018 school year, all schools must provide us with updated information, verify they’ll continue serving DPP students and sign next year’s provider agreement. The deadline to renew participation is July 1, 2017.  Login to ecConnect to begin the process.

If you’d like a copy of the agreement for your records, the 2017-2018 provider agreement can be downloaded here: English; Spanish and next year’s increased tuition credit scale can be viewed here.

Please contact Chris at if you have any questions.
(Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la renovación de DPP 2017-2018 por favor contacte a Yessenia Cano o 720-274-8428.)

New and Improved Website

 The Denver Preschool Program recently launched  its redesigned website. The bilingual site serves  both English and Spanish-speaking visitors to help  ensure all children in Denver have access to high  quality preschool. Click here to take a look around. If you see that your school’s information in our Find a Preschool tool needs any updating, or you’d like to provide us with feedback on the overall website, please email Tricia Nelson at

One Book 4 Colorado Wrap-up

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One Book 4 Colorado has officially come to a close, and what a FUN two weeks it was. A special thank you to all of the schools that hosted a reading at their school, or joined us for a OB4CO event at the Central Library, Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum or Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Several hundred children were able to get a memorable reading of “Mouse Mess” by Linnea Riley at these events, thanks to all of you. We hope everyone has enjoyed reading this year’s book – we look  forward to continuing the tradition next year!

Schedule a Sign-Up Social at Your School Today

Signing up for tuition support from the Denver Preschool Program can sometimes seem intimidating to parents. We’d like to help! Sign-Up Socials are a convenient resource for DPP preschools to assist families with the application process and address a variety of questions related to the program.  Our goal is to better streamline the process and minimize your staff time devoted to the DPP applications.
Parent nights and end-of-the-year picnics are a good time to have a DPP representative on hand to answer questions and help families enroll their preschoolers in DPP. Customized marketing materials are available in advance of the event, as well as applications, brochures and other helpful information.

To register your school, simply complete the online form at
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Tricia Nelson at or 720-287-5055 ext. 180.


The Denver Preschool Program training calendar can be accessed anytime on our website by clicking here. We hope you will take advantage of these offerings. They are free to you and will help you stay current in all that is happening in the field of early learning. Registration is available online at

The following trainings are just a few of the wide-range of trainings available at no cost to you and your staff:

Light the Spark of Curiosity – CLASS® PreK Training Module Series
Description: Prepare the children in your program for the challenges of the 21st century. These three workshops explore the teaching competencies needed to support each child’s development of social emotional regulation and higher-level critical thinking skills.

Dates and Times:

  • Good to Great (CLASS®) Module 1: Emotional Support: Thursday, June 8, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Good to Great (CLASS®) Module 2: Classroom Organization: Thursday, June 15, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Good to Great (CLASS®) Module 3: Instructional Support: Thursday, June 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If your school is in Denver County, attend all three sessions and earn a teacher incentive of $100! To register, click here.

Transforming Stress

Description: With an increase of information, demands and expectations coming at us daily, implementing practical self-management strategies to transform stress is paramount for our professional success and personal well-being. We will explore common causes of stress that make us less effective, less compassionate and impatient in the workplace and with our families. Participants will learn practical prevention and intervention strategies to transform stress to increase professional success and personal well-being.

Dates and times: Tuesday, May 30, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Calvary Temple Child Enrichment Center

Trainers: Constant Hine

Health and Safety Basics Trainings

Description: CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration and Standard Precautions trainings, as well as other health and safety professional development opportunities related to keeping your child care license current, are being offered in June.

Dates and Times:

  • CPR First Aid/ Standard Precautions/ Medication Administration:  Wednesday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. OR Saturday, June 17, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Precautions in Transporting Children: Monday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. OR  Monday, June 12, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (English); Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (Spanish)
  • Immunization Safety:  Tuesday, June 20,  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (English) OR Thursday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Location: Denver’s Early Childhood Council – 3532 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80205 

Supporting the Kindergarten Transition

DPP children start kindergarten in just a few short months. To help support students and their families prepare for this transition we’ve collected a few resources for you to use or share:

  • Books, activities and other ideas
    • Ideas for your classroom from NAEYC:
      • -Start talking to kids about the transition and ask about how they feel about the upcoming change.
      • -Create a bulletin board with pictures of kindergarten, cafeterias, the school bus ride, etc. to help them know what it will be like.
      • -Invite a kindergarten to visit your classroom during the summer.
    • Book list to help kids prepare for the transition
    • Resource and activity ideas for  parents: here and here
  • Denver’s Countdown to Kindergarten: Parents can participate in early literacy training sessions, resource fairs, discussion panels, school-choice workshops and more! Learn more here.
  • Denver Public Library: The library has designated play and reading spaces available for young children. Learn more here:

Important Links

DPP’s online provider handbook

  • Username: provider
  • Password: handbook

DPP family applications


Colorado Shines

Professional Development Information System

Child Find