The DPP team – Jennifer, Ellen, Chris, Marina, Tricia, Angeles and Sharon – would like send our well wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all you do to help prepare Denver’s children for kindergarten and beyond. We are so grateful for your partnership!
DPP Returns Home
We are happy to announce that DPP’s office renovation is complete! Our new office allows DPP to offer the community, including DPP preschools, a space to hold meetings and trainings at no cost to their organization. To celebrate and share with you, we will be holding an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at our “new” offices at 305 Park Avenue West. Mayor Michael B. Hancock will be speaking at 5:30 p.m. There will be free food and drinks, along with tours of the new space. Please come for any portion of the time – an invitation will be coming your way to RSVP for the event – we hope to see you there!
Join us at the 7th Annual Preschool Showcase
We are excited to host and invite you to the annual Preschool Showcase. The event provides families of preschoolers a fun and convenient way to explore the preschool options available to them through DPP. This is a great way for you to talk with families one-on-one and share information about your school with them to help them make an informed decision when enrolling their preschooler or future preschooler! This event is fun, free, and offers families preschool information, kid-friendly activities and numerous early childhood resources.
Join us for the 2019 Preschool Showcase at a NEW location, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — the Denver Zoo at 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205.
-Be a part of Denver’s premier family event for preschool shopping and expose your preschool to prospective families
-Take advantage of FREE MARKETING – all DPP preschools will get their own booth at no charge
-Enjoy free food and refreshments
-Get the opportunity to network and share ideas with other early childhood programs
-Gain access to exciting giveaways
-Your school will receive $150 for participating in the Showcase
Please RSVP here to sign up today – space is limited! (**DPS schools will be represented at the Showcase by the Choice and Enrollment Team**)
One Book Colorado, A Book for Every 4-Year-Old
It’s that time again! The state-wide book giveaway, formally known as One Book 4 Colorado, will be back for 2019. Started in 2012, the program gives away over 75,000 copies of the same book to each 4-year-old in the state. We are proud to continue our partnership and see the program evolve through the years, as we welcome in Denver7 and Mile High United Way to launch the next evolution. The name of the program will now be One Book Colorado, A Book for Every 4-Year-Old (OBCO), with a new logo and website, www.OneBookColorado.org.
Voting to choose the upcoming OBCO book will occur in December. We encourage you to have your preschoolers vote on their favorite! The winning book will be announced on April 8, 2019.
As we’ve done in years past, each of your preschoolers will receive their own copy of the winning book! They will be given out to every child who is in a DPP classroom (whether or not they are enrolled in DPP). Be on the lookout for an email with information on how to order your books! (**Books for DPS schools will be ordered by the central office**)
Share Your Thoughts Around Enrollment Incentives
All qualifying Denver County Community DPP schools received their $20 for 20 enrollment incentives payment for the 2018-2019 program year, either by check or direct deposit – thank you again for helping us to get DPP families enrolled early in the school year!
To help us learn more about how we can support your program in signing up families, please take a minute to fill out this quick, four-question survey to share your thoughts on the enrollment incentives program.
DPP Preschool Forum Reminder: December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
DPP’s Preschool Forum on Language and Literacy Development, presented by Dr. Cristina Gillanders, continues on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at History Colorado. We look forward to seeing everyone who has registered as this training series continues! If you did not register in advance, but are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
The full training catalog for September –December 2018, can be downloaded in its entirety via our website, or you can view the trainings month-by-month on our online training calendar. We hope you will take advantage of the below offerings.
We will release the spring training catalog soon, stay on the lookout for more trainings coming to you soon!
The following trainings are available at no cost to you and your staff:
Beyond Good to Great Advanced Module 3: Fostering Inquiry by Scaffolding Curiosity
-Date and time: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
-Description: Young children love to ask questions, are naturally curious and eager to construct their own knowledge and learning rather than being passive recipients. Participants will explore strategies that provide children with a physical environment and experiences that encourage curiosity, investigation and wonder.
De Bueno a Excelente: Apoyo Emocional
-Fecha y Hora: 18 de deciembre, 5:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
-Descripción: Este taller toma una mirada cercana a enseñanzas específicas de comportamientos que ayudan a los niños a desarrollar relaciones cálidas de apoyo y entusiasmo por el aprendizaje, sentirse cómodos en el aula y a experimentar niveles apropiados de autonomía o independencia.
Registration for all trainings is available online at www.ecconnectcolorado.org.