Denver Preschool program hosts fifth annual Preschool Showcase

DENVER — The Denver Preschool Program will host its fifth annual Preschool Showcase in January 2017 to help all Denver families with a 4-year-old access and afford a quality-rated preschool program. The free event will include Spanish translators on-site and take place on the following two dates at three locations:

  1. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, 3401 Eudora St., Denver, CO 80207
  1. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club, 3480 W. Kentucky Ave., Denver, CO 80219
  1. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Quigg Newton Community Center, 4440 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80211

The Preschool Showcase is an opportunity for families to learn more about the variety of preschool options and resources available in Denver, including meeting with representatives from the more than 250 participating preschools. Furthermore, families can receive information on how to sign up for tuition support available through the Denver Preschool Program.

The event will also feature free food and refreshments, family-friendly activities and entertainment from partners like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, free dental screenings, story time readings with the Denver Public Library, demonstrations on how to use the Denver Preschool Program’s online “Find a Preschool” tool, and photo opportunities with PBS Characters like Clifford and Curious George.

“It’s never too early to start thinking about preschool,” said Jennifer Landrum, president and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program. “A high-quality program is the foundation for a child’s future academic, emotional and social success. As a result, classrooms fill up quickly. Thus, we strongly encourage parents to plan ahead and explore their options now.”

For families who are unable to attend this year’s showcase, the Denver Preschool Program’s online “Find a Preschool” tool will allow them to search for a program at any time by location and quality rating.

Once enrolled in the chosen school, families who live in the City and County of Denver with a 4-year-old can sign up for tuition support through the Denver Preschool Program. Tuition credits are awarded on a sliding scale, which takes into account a family’s income, household size and the quality rating of the chosen program.

For more information about the Showcase, please visit or call 303-595-4377.

About Denver Preschool Program

The Denver Preschool Program makes quality preschool possible for all Denver families with 4-year-old children through a dedicated sales tax first approved by voters in 2006 and renewed and extended in 2014. DPP has provided more than $ 79 million in tuition support to help more than 41,000 Denver children attend the preschool of their families’ choice, establishing each child’s foundation for lifelong learning and success.


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Steele Cooperative Preschool Open House

NORTH DENVER — Steele Cooperative Preschool will be hosting our Grand Open House to celebrate our new Grove Street school on Saturday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 3746 Grove St. Denver, CO 80211.

Founded in 1982, Steele is a highly-rated cooperative preschool serving Colorado children.  Lauded for its one-room-school-house environment, play-based curriculum, and age-appropriate commitment to Kindergarten preparedness, it is the only cooperative preschool still operating in Northwest Denver. As a cooperative, Steele involves parents actively and directly in their children’s earliest education. This approach gives families a sense of continuity between home and preschool, creates a sense of community for students and parents.

Steele is as committed to the classroom as it is to the community.  Our CLASS-rated teachers have a close working relationship with the Denver Preschool Program.  Working within the framework fo the school’s play-based curriculum, Steele staff members utilize nationally-recognized tools like Handwriting Without Tears to teach skills such as writing, letter, and print recognition; number awareness; and the emotional aptitude necessary for success in Kindergarten.

The new Grove Street schoolhouse was made possible through the hard work of our amazing teachers, brilliant board members, and by all our wonderful Steele families.

Please join us in celebrating our wonderful new schoolhouse.

Saturday, November 12th • 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
3746 Grove St. • Denver, CO 80211

For more information, visit

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Charter pre-school success is debunked — AppleTree Early Childhood Charter

Charter pre-school success is debunked — AppleTree Early Childhood Charter
A recent report argues that a Washington, D.C., charter pre-school is particularly successful. The report then seeks to leverage that contention as strong support for a recommendation to open many more charter pre-schools nationwide, as an optional way …
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