Fast Fact- October 06, 2017

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 6, 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.

Children's Campaign

Follow Children's Campaign

About Children's Campaign

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 www.coloradokids.org.