Fast Fact- October 06, 2017
In the 2016-2017 school year, 77 percent of all Colorado kindergartners were enrolled in a full-day program, up from 40 percent in 2007-2008. Although research shows that kindergartners in full-day programs make more academic progress and are better prepared for first grade than children in half-day programs, Colorado only funds a little more than a half day of kindergarten for all students. Districts that wish to offer full-day kindergarten must either find local funding or charge parents tuition, making full-day programs inaccessible to many Colorado kids. To find full-day kindergarten enrollment in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.