Fast Fact – Sept. 10, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 10, 2021

For the 2019-2020 school year, the state legislature authorized a total of 29,360 slots for children 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’re also more likely to demonstrate proficiency on CMAS assessments later in life and graduate on time. Despite these impressive results, CPP is currently only serving 40% of eligible children who face significant risk factors related to educational attainment. Among all 4-year-olds across the state, the program is only serving 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.