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Denver Preschool Program
June 21, 2019
Many eligible families don’t use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to change that.
As the new president and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program, Elsa Holguín wants to reach more families who are eligible for preschool tuition assistance.
December 14, 2018
Head of Denver Preschool Program resigning after more than five years
During Jennifer Landrum's tenure, Denver voters increased the sales tax that supports the program, which provides preschool tuition subsidies.
December 6, 2018
Could a new universal preschool program in a Colorado resort community help propel a statewide effort?
Colorado's Summit County will soon offer preschool assistance to all 4-year-olds, using proceeds from a new property tax approved by voters in November.
September 11, 2018
As 4-year-old preschool programs become the norm, Denver looks to reach 3-year-olds next
The Denver Preschool Program's new spending on 3-year-old classrooms fits with a growing recognition that such investments amplify the impact of 4-year-old preschool programs.
January 26, 2018
Coaches in the classroom: How Colorado preschools are upping their teaching game
Coaching is increasingly being used to help child care and preschool teachers — and the centers where they work — improve.
October 6, 2017
This Colorado ski town had an early childhood education crisis. Here’s what local leaders did about it.
A growing number of initiatives across Colorado use public money — usually gleaned from local property tax or sales tax — to improve child care and preschool options.
March 7, 2015
Denver Preschool Program resumes summer tuition support
The taxpayer-funded Denver Preschool Program is reintroducing summertime tuition help after a six-year hiatus.
October 30, 2014
Campaign for Denver preschool tax raises nearly $400,000
The campaign that’s pushing for extension of Denver’s preschool sales tax has raised $395,450 for its effort to persuade Denver voters to pass measure 2A.
Familiar donors line up
October 15, 2014
Big bucks raised in campaign for Denver preschool tax
Well over a quarter of a million dollars has been raised by the campaign to pass an increase in the sales tax that supports Denver Preschool Program scholarships.
October 14, 2014
An education voter’s guide to the 2014 election
The future direction of state education policy, a proposed "six tax" for school funding, district construction and operating budgets and seats on two education boards are all at stake in Colorado's 2014 election.
Toddlers on the ballot
August 11, 2014
Denver voters to decide extension, expansion of preschool program in November
If approved by Denver voters, the sales tax to fund the Denver Preschool Program would be raised from .12 percent to .15 percent, or 15 cents for every $100 spent in Denver on taxable items. It would also extend the tax until 2020.
Toddlers on the ballot
July 16, 2014
Denver council committee OKs preschool ballot question
The Denver City Council Government and Finance Committee approved proposed ballot language asking voters to hike and extend a sales tax to fund the Denver Pre-School Program 3-1. Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz opposes the tax.
July 14, 2014
In state of the city address, Denver mayor says it’s time to reauthorize preschool tax
That’s why Hancock plans to ask city voters in November to reauthorize a sales tax to fund the Denver Preschool Program. The mayor, in his…
Toddlers on the ballot
June 11, 2014
Denver leaders plan to ask voters to extend, raise sales tax for preschool program
Flanked by some of Denver’s most savvy politicos — and four-year-olds — Mayor Michael Hancock today announced plans to ask city voters in November to renew…
November 20, 2013
Panel: Mourning Amendment 66 clouds next steps for school finance
A panel of district leaders, activists and the designer of Amendment 66 gathered Tuesday night to discuss how Colorado should move forward after voters here rejected a tax increase to overhaul education finance. But the panel of five wasn't ready to have that conversation.
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