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Public preschools

Preschool is not mandatory in Colorado, but it is highly recommended by education experts. Not every school district in Colorado offers preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds. Please contact your school district directly for information regarding public preschool programs.

Free preschool programs include:
Colorado Preschool Program
The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program. It provides the opportunity for eligible children to attend half-day or full-day preschool or full-day kindergarten. Visit the website for more information and eligibility guidelines.

Colorado Head Start/Head Start Association
Head Start is a federal government program that promotes school readiness for children from birth to age 5 from low-income families. To find a Head Start near you, call the Colorado Head Start Association or visit the website. For eligibility and application information, click here.

Helpful resources


Qualistar helps parents find quality preschool and childcare centers.

Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Early Childhood provides early childhood education resources and information.


Key Dates

Deadlines vary by individual preschools and programs. Contact your district or public preschools directly for more information.

Private preschools

Across Colorado there are many private preschool options. Deadlines and enrollment procedures vary by individual preschools and programs. Contact schools directly for more information.

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