Fast Fact, October 11, 2019

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2019

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Colorado legislature authorized a total of 23,980 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). CPP has been shown to help the youngest Coloradans make significant gains in several domains of school readiness, including social-emotional, language and cognitive skills. CPP participation has also demonstrated effects on student performance in later grades: on average, students who attend the Colorado Preschool Program are less likely to experience significant reading deficiencies and be held back in the early grades, and more likely to meet or exceed expectations in core subjects—in some subjects, as far out as 11th grade. To find the number of CPP slots 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