Fast Fact – October 16, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 16, 2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, the state legislature authorized a total of 29,360 slots for our youngest learners in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). Longitudinal data show that children who participate in CPP are less likely to experience a significant reading deficiency in kindergarten and be retained in the early grades; they are also more likely to demonstrate proficiency on CMAS assessments and graduate on time. Despite these measurable positive outcomes, CPP is currently only serving 40 percent of eligible children. Among all 4-year-olds across the state, the program is only able to serve 1 in 4. 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 www.coloradokids.org.