Tag Archives: Colorado Preschool Program

Fast Fact – Feb. 6, 2015

For the 2014-2015 school year, the legislature authorized 20,160 traditional slots for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). However, the legislature also approved additional CPP slots through an initiative called Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement, or ECARE. The ECARE expansion included 8,200 …

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Capitol Update – Other Action This Week

Free Or Reduced-cost Lunch Five Days All Schools: SB 15-054 (Donovan)—Leslie Colwell, Vice President of Education Initiatives, provided informational testimony about the challenges of serving the needs of hungry students in school districts that operate on a 4-day-week schedule. The …

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Capitol Update – Colorado Preschool Program Expansion

A bill to expand the Colorado Preschool Program (HB 15-1024, Pettersen/Kefalas & Todd) by 3,000 new slots will be heard in the House Education Committee at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. CPP has been around since 1988 and has a …

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Colorado Pre-K Shows Uneven Progress in National Report

The number of kids enrolled in preschool nationally declined in the 2012-2013 school year as states felt the effects of the Great Recession, according to a new report by the National Institute for Early Education Research. While total funding was …

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Capitol Update – Jan. 31, 2014

Early Childhood Quality Incentive Program: HB 1076 (Peniston & Duran/Zenzinger) was approved 7-5 by the House Education Committee and will be sent to the Appropriations Committee for consideration. The proposal would help ensure children served through the Colorado Preschool Program …

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Federal “Strong Start” Legislation Would Improve Early Learning Access

Wednesday was an exciting day for early learning advocates around the country. A bipartisan group of legislators introduced the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act.” The proposal is a strong statement about the importance of early learning and development for all …

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Early Childhood Advocates Line Up in Support of the Colorado Commits to Kids Ballot Initiative

Dozens of parents, educators and advocates added their names to the list of supporters for the Colorado Commits to Kids ballot initiative because of the significant investment it makes in early childhood. Access to consistent, high-quality early learning experiences can set children …

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 30, 2013

The Colorado legislature authorized 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for the 2012-2013 school year. Between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013, the number of CPP slots remained flat. With these slots, CPP has the capacity to serve only 21 percent of all …

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 15, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, 20,160 Colorado children were enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years. CPP provides high-quality preschool …

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School Finance Technical Advisory Group Discusses Early Childhood and Revenue

Early childhood education and revenue were the topics discussed in this week’s meeting of the school finance technical advisory group. Children’s Campaign President and CEO Chris Watney emphasized to the group that strengthening preschool and kindergarten services and the need …

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