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
helps parents find quality preschool and childcare centers.Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Early Childhood
provides early childhood education resources and information.