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Find and Pay for Preschool

STARTING TO THINK ABOUT PRESCHOOL

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Choosing a school for your little one is a big decision. Your choices will successfully set the stage for a lifetime of learning, and Denver Preschool Program can help. We make preschool possible for all Denver families with a 4-year-old—regardless of income or neighborhood—through tuition support and access to information. 

I want to start the process My child is in Preschool

How to Sign Up for
Tuition Support

Estimate your DPP tuition credit

SCHOOL YEAR

DPP tuition support is available for every Denver 4-year-old beginning the September before they enter kindergarten. Students must turn 4 on or before October 1 to receive tuition credits.

Family Size

The total number of people who live in your household, including yourself and your child.

School Rating

A number from 1 to 5 indicating the quality of the preschool program in which your child is enrolled. You can find this number by using our Find a Preschool tool and looking up the program’s name. To learn more about the rating, please click here.

Gross Annual Income

The total amount of income you have earned in a year from all sources before taxes.

YOUR MONTHLY
Estimated
Tuition Credit

Next Step

$
420

Preschool with a purpose

Take the first step toward your child's brighter future

 

The Denver Preschool Program partners with more than 250 quality-rated preschools in the Denver area. Programs include community-based centers, child care homes and Denver Public Schools* locations. With the wide variety of available options, parents can choose the location, environment and schedule that best fits their family’s needs.

 

Your child must be enrolled in a participating program in order to receive tuition support.

 

*If your 4-year-old is already enrolled in a DPS school your family may already be receiving tuition credits. Contact us to find out: 

info@dpp.org

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THE BENEFITS OF PRESCHOOL

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

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Sign up for tuition credit

Now download, fill out & return an application to DPP.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION (PDF)

Once processed and approved your tuition credit is applied directly to your schools monthly bill.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Need child care in Denver for a child that has not yet reached preschool age?

Call 2-1-1- to connect with United Way, which offers a free child care resource and referral service.  

Need child care or preschool outside of Denver?

Contact Colorado Shines for a full list of available licensed care programs in the state at coloradoshines.force.com or by calling 1-877-388-2273. 

other Helpful Resources

Colorado Shines

Colorado Shines, a quality rating and improvement system used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.  www.coloradoshines.com

Clayton Early Learning

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models.  http://www.claytonearlylearning.org/

Child Find

Child Find is part of Colorado’s system for identifying children suspected of having a delay in development. 

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps low-income families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find child care assistance.

RMSER Head Start

RMSER’s culturally sensitive Head Start Programs educate over 2,200 children yearly who are enrolled throughout the State of Colorado.  http://www.rmser.org/rmser-programs/headstart-program

Denver Great Kids Head Start

Denver Great Kids Head Start (DGKHS) is an award-winning program that prepares children to enter kindergarten confidently with the social, physical, emotional, cognitive skills and competencies necessary for continued school success.