ERIC Number: ED480822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Preschool Program: 2003-2004 Handbook.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) provides funding to establish quality early childhood education programs that serve children eligible to enroll in kindergarten the following year. A vital component of CPP is to strengthen families and support them as participants in their child's education. District Councils made up of representatives of key stakeholders and service providers manage local CPP programs. The purpose of this handbook is to assist District Council members and others interested in the CPP to be able to provide high quality services. The handbook outlines: (1) criteria for selecting school districts for participation; (2) administration of the CPP; (3) areas to address in a comprehensive preschool plan--quality, staff development, family involvement, family support services, and program evaluation; (4) CPP funding and expenditures; (5) program requirements--licensing, Colorado quality standards for early childhood care and education services, accreditation, Colorado Department of Education on-site visits; (6) providers of Colorado preschool program services; (7) child eligibility; (8) child transitions; (9) individualized learning plans; (10) children's files; (11) Colorado Preschool Program effectiveness; and (12) frequently asked questions. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Family Support, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, State Programs, State Standards
Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 408, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6783; Fax: 303-866-6785; Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado