New Preschool Program For Colorado Families

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Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) will fund at least 10 hours per week of high-quality, voluntary preschool for every child in Colorado for the year before entering Kindergarten (Pre-K).The Universal Preschool Program (UPK) allows families to choose the right setting for their child, whether it is in a licensed community-based, school-based, or home-based preschool setting. UPK is a result of Colorado voters passing Proposition EE in 2020.
Authentic, experience-based, and engaging learning begins in preschool. Jeffco preschools build a foundation of academic, social-emotional, and physical learning so children are ready for school and a thriving future in Kindergarten and beyond. Our programs are play-based and responsive to student needs so that children can be curious, joyful, and gain self-confidence while learning through inquiry and developing academic and social emotional skills.

The Jeffco Public Schools Preschool Program offers a wide variety of quality options for three and four-year-olds at 
multiple sites across the county. In all classrooms our students experience academic and social emotional core instruction and have access to services for English language learners, and identified special education needs. Semper proudly offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for preschool-5th grades.

Our Preschool Program offers half-day and full-day options for three and four-year-old children in many geographical areas of the district. Children turning three on or before October 1st are eligible to begin preschool. All programs are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services and meet the Colorado Department of Education Quality Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Services.

Our preschool staff believe in building a strong foundation of communication among children, parents, community and staff.

Visit the Jeffco Public Schools website preschool page to download the Parent Handbook and Program Brochure. You can also view the Preschool Calendar

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