Fast Fact- February 09, 2018
In the 2017-2018 school year, over 78 percent of all Colorado kindergartners were enrolled in full-day programs, up from 60 percent in 2009-2010. Research demonstrates that full-day kindergarten programs increase student achievement levels in reading and math, and that these early boosts can inform academic progress in later grades. Further, full-day programs provide more time for students to develop social skills and early investment in learning while in a critical stage of development. This year, 41 out of 63 counties in our state enrolled 100% of their kindergarteners in full-day programs, including Pueblo, Alamosa, Yuma, and Denver counties. To find full-day kindergarten enrollment in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.