27J - Supporting the Thinking Classroom
CPP applications are now available for the upcoming school year. Applications will be available on our website, your homeschool or the Educational Service Center.
Tuition applications and locations will be announced March 1, 2018.
**All CPP and Tuition slots are currently filled for the current (2017-2018) school year. You may still apply for CPP and if you qualify, your student will be placed on a wait list. **
2017-2018 Colorado Preschool Program
School District 27J values early childhood education and provides preschool at all elementary schools across the district. It is important to know that students must qualify for the Colorado Preschool Program. Priority is given to students who turn 4 years old by October 1, 2017. All 4 year old students must meet at least one (1) of the qualifying risk factors. All qualifying 3 year olds will be placed on a wait list and enrolled if space is available. Students must turn 3 years old by August 15, 2017 to be eligible for placement and must have three (3) separate risk factors.
Eligible and accepted children will attend at no cost to the family. Classes are 4 days per week, 3 hours per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no class on Wednesday). Transportation is available to those families who attend their home school and families may incur a monthly transportation fee.
In order to qualify, students must live within 27J boundary lines. Students with no identifiable risk factors will not be considered for CPP.
Applications are available here (English/Español)or at the Educational Service Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave., Brighton, CO.
Families will be notified as to whether their child qualifies for preschool.
Qualifying risk factors for CPP:
The child is eligible to receive free or reduced-cost lunch pursuant to the provisions of the Federal "National School Lunch Act"
Homelessness of the child's family
An abusive adult residing in the home of the child
Drug or alcohol abuse in the child's family
Either parent of the child was less than 18 years of age and unmarried at the time of the birth of the child
The child's parent or guardian has not successfully completed a high school education or its equivalent
Frequent relocation of the child's family to new residences
Poor social skills of the child (per a formal evaluation)
Child is in need of language development, including but not limited to the ability to speak English
Children are automatically eligible if they are guardians of the state by the State Department of Social Services as a neglected or dependent child
Child birth weight was 4 pounds or less
Child has experienced significant medical problems
**Student's who do not meet the criteria for CPP are not eligible for this program. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy**