In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve the young children in Colorado who were most vulnerable to starting grade school unprepared. The legislature recognized that providing quality early childhood education would ultimately curb dropout rates, help children achieve their full potential, reduce dependence on public assistance, and decrease susceptibility to criminal activities (22-28-102 C.R.S.)
For more information on the CPP, visit CDE’s Colorado Preschool Program website or view the CDE CPP Handbook. For general information on preschool requirements and licensing, click here. For CSI-specific questions related to the Colorado Preschool Program, please contact 303-866-3299.