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Denver Model for Obama Preschool Expansion

Monday, February 25, 2013 Leave a Comment

Did you see the Denver Post Sunday editorial on President Obama’s plan for a major expansion of preschool programs?
The Post gives a shout out to the Denver Preschool program.  
Funded with a 12-cent tax on a $100 purchase, the City initiative has invested in improving the quality of preschools as well as access.  Last year, more than 90 percent of children were in topquality classrooms that benefit from grants and professional development and undergo independent quality ratings.
And while public K-12 schools struggle to offer families more choices in schools, architects of the Denver Preschool Program fostered choice by building on existing assets -- private non-profit and for profit schools.   Collaboration with the public school system has strengthened its early childhood education offerings as well. 
For more on DPP or to look for quality preschools near your home or job, visit dpp.org.