The Denver Preschool Program mourns the passing of DPP board member, Dr. Rebecca Kantor

With very heavy hearts, the Denver Preschool Program board and staff mourn the loss of Dr. Rebecca Kantor, a beloved colleague and long-time board member of DPP. Dr. Kantor passed away on April 22, 2021 after a brave battle with leukemia.

Dr. Kantor was the dean of the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver and was a tremendous champion for the early childhood education community throughout her robust and impactful career.

Dr. Kantor so generously gave her time to DPP since 2015 as a deeply engaged board member, thought partner, and, most of all, dear friend. She was also an invaluable member of many DPP committees over the years.

We will forever be grateful to Dr. Kantor for her passionate support of DPP and will look for ways to honor her in our work. May she rest in peace.