Fast Fact- February 09, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 12, 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.


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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit