September 2022 Provider Newsletter

You’re Invited to DPP’s Appreciation Event – We want to celebrate YOU!

You are what makes the Denver Preschool Program a success. Please join us for great food and even better company to celebrate the people who make it all happen: our teachers, directors, partners, and friends.*

In addition, you won’t want to miss the inaugural Denver Preschool Program Legacy Award presentation, honoring not one but two recipients in 2022 who have set the standard for Early Childhood Education excellence.

There will be giveaways and prizes, thanks to our friends at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Lakeshore Learning! Please RSVP by October 18th and let us know if you can attend, thank you!

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Program begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Place: Rocky Mountain PBS
Buell Public Media Center
2101 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205

Note: Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and please plan ahead for parking.

Parking Options:

Free street parking near RMPBS during event hours – refer to street signs for locations
Public parking lots (map) – approximately $10/car for nearby lots
Free DPS parking lots (map): must display DPP Event parking permit. These lots are about a half-mile from RMPBS.

  • DPS Red Lot at 1963 Sherman
  • DPS Yellow Lot at 1910 Lincoln
  • DPS Green Lot at 1950 Lincoln

Any employee at your preschool program is invited to attend. Please share this invitation to your entire team!

Share The Power of Preschool – Spread the Word!

Receive a $20 gift card as a thank you!
As members of the Denver Preschool Program family, we need your help to spread the word about how easy it is to apply for tuition credits from DPP. 

  1. Start by telling anyone you know who lives in Denver with a preschool-aged child that they could be saving money on preschool costs though the Denver Preschool Program.
  2. If they haven’t yet applied for DPP tuition support, refer them to to start an application.
  3. Tell them to list your name in the referral box. The application must be approved in order for the person listed as a referral to receive the $20 gift card. 

Schedule a free, onsite vaccine clinic at your school!

The Public Health Institute at Denver Health will travel to your school to provide important vaccinations to your students. Vaccines available include all routine vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 vaccines. See this flyer to learn more or visit to learn more, and reach out to or 303-602-3520 to schedule or ask any questions. 
To read more or share the information, please use this flyer!

Sign-Up Socials

We Can Help Sign Up Your DPP-eligible Families!

DPP enrollment is open! If you have DPP-eligible children for the 2022-2023 school year that still need to enroll, they can sign up today and receive tuition support. To help get families signed up quickly and easily, consider scheduling a DPP Sign-Up Social at your family back-to-school event.

Simply fill out this online form to get started.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Bus Fuel Fund is available upon request for scholarship-eligible groups to help offset the cost of transportation to the Museum for a field trip on a first-come, first-served basis.

Groups with up to 50 students & chaperones total receive $50

Groups of 51-100 students & chaperones total receive $100

Groups of 101-150 students & chaperones receive $150

Groups of more than 151 students & chaperones receive $200

Bus Fuel Funds will be provided to your school/district following your field trip and based on the final head counts for your group. Read more here!

If you would like to request Bus Fuel Funds for your upcoming field trip, please contact Guest Services at 303-370-6000 or Funding is subject to availability.


Like Black History month in February, Women’s History Month in March, and LGBTQIA+ Pride throughout June, National Hispanic Heritage Month educates, celebrates, and honors the contributions of an often underrepresented and marginalized group. Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15, honors Hispanic Americans by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Here are several free, online resources to celebrate Hispanic heritage all year long:

  • video that summarizes the origin, purpose, and many ways Americans recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, part of PBS KIDS’ All About The Holidays series (available in English and Spanish).
  • A list of recommended picture books that celebrate Latino voices and culture.
  • Recipes from Puerto Rico, including Mofongo and frozen treat Piragua.

Hispanic Heritage Month allows every child to explore the diversity within the Hispanic population and the significance of past and present Hispanic influences on our society.